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The man who understands the language of plants.
JIŘÍ FRIML | Learn more about the plant biologist Jiří Friml, recent laureate of the 2019 Neuron Prize for Lifelong Contribution to Science in the field of biology. He received the prize for lifelong research into the plant hormone auxin, which makes the organisms of plants more resilient than those of humans.
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"Without money, science cannot be done. If we want to succeed in world of competition,science is the base. I see my support as support of our future."
Chairman of the Board of Directors of RSJ
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Co-founder of the company Avast
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Co-owner of Jablotron company.
"I know how important it is to travel and explore the world. Th more I realized the importance of supporting the scientists in research in the field."
Executive director of the ASIANA family business
"This country needs talented scientists who will continually develop modern technology so that we are not left behind."
Manages czech office of Google company since 2006
" Society should see science as a key source of development. Our country can only export skills."
Co-founder of ABRA Software company
"There were scientists and personalities in my family who contributed to world science. My contribution to science was solved by a lucky coincidence."
Owner of Wikov Industry holding
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