Zdeněk Lánský received the Czech Science Foundation President’s Award for Outstanding Research
11. 10. 2021
Excellent scientists have received the Award of the President of the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) for outstanding results in grant projects, which was exceptionally presented this year by GACR Vice President Stanislava Hronová. The prestigious prize for the best basic research was awarded to Zdeněk Lánský (Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Thanks to the project "In Vitro Reconstitution of the Mitochondrial Transport Complex", a mechanism has been discovered that allows molecular motors to find a viable path in the crowded interior of a cell. It has led to the discovery of how molecular motors transport mitochondria in nerve cells over long distances and how this mechanism increases the reliability of transport. The clarification of the molecular mechanism provides insights relevant to further research on the regulation of mitochondrial transport.
Description of the awarded project "In Vitro Reconstitution of the Mitochondrial Transport Complex"