Professional CV

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION:

Professor Appointment – specialization in Molecular Biology and Genetics (School of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, 2014)

M.Sc. in Bioethics – specialization in Research Ethics (Union Graduate College / Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY, USA). Master’s Project (2008): „Case Studies in the Course on Bioethics“ (supervisor: Nada Gligorov)

Associate Professor Appointment (Habilitation) – specialization in Molecular Biology and Genetics (School of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic). Thesis (2005): „Cytoskeleton of mammalian cells in vitro in relationship to the stress factors, apoptosis and transformation“

Ph.D. – specialization in Genetics (School of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic). Thesis (1994): „Genotoxicity testing using the method of sister chomatid exchanges detection in Vicia faba meristematic cells“ (supervisor: Jirina Relichova, supervisor-specialist: Petr Kuglik)

RNDr. specialization in Molecular Biology and  Genetics (School of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic). Thesis (1991): „The influence of low doses of 60Co gamma-radiation on micronucleus induction in Vicia faba meristematic cells“ (supervisor: Petr Kuglik)

EMPLOYMENT:

Masaryk University, School of Science, Department of Experimental Biology (Brno, Czech Republic): Associate Professor (2006-2013), Full Professor (since 2014)

International Clinical Research Center, St. Anne’s University Hospital (Brno, Czech Republic): Researcher Principal Investigator (since 2015)

University Hospital Brno and Masaryk University, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Oncology (Brno, Czech Republic): Researcher Specialist (since 2008), Full Professor (since 2014)

Masaryk University, School of Medicine, Department of Biology (Brno, Czech Republic): Assistant Professor (1995-2005)

Masaryk University, School of Medicine, University Centre for Bioethics (Brno, Czech Republic): Head (2002-2005)

Masaryk University, School of Science, Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology (Brno, Czech Republic): Postdoctoral Scholarship (1994-1995)

Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Department of Radiobiology (Brno, Czech Republic): Student Research Fellow (1987-1991)

ACADEMIC STAYS AND COURSES:

2013 – Intensive Bioethics Course (Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA)

2013 – Qualified person for animal experimentation (Certification according to Act No. 246/1992 Coll., on the protection of animals against cruelty)

2005-2006 – Advanced Certificate Program: Research Ethics in Central and Eastern Europe (Albany Medical College – Graduate College of Union University, Schenectady, NY, USA) – supported by scholarship from the Grant # D43 TW007085 funded by the Fogarty International Center of the NIH

2002 – Georgetown University Medical Centre (Washington DC, USA)

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Vice-chairperson of the Bioethical Commission – Research and Development Council, Prague, Czech Republic (2018 – present)
  • Member of the Editorial Board – Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – General Subjects, Elsevier (2017 – present)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board – Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (2017 – present)
  • Member of the Pool of Evaluators – National Accreditation Bureau for Higher Education, Czech Republic (2017 – present)
  • Honorary Professor – Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia (2016 – present)
  • Member of the Scientific Board – School of Science, Masaryk University (2014-present)
  • Chairperson of the Research Ethics Committee – Masaryk University (2015 – present)
  • Chairperson of the Research Ethics Committee – School of Science, Masaryk University (2014 – 2015)
  • Member of the Doctoral Committees – Molecular and Cell Biology (2012 – present), General and Molecular Genetics (2012 – present) – School of Science, Masaryk University
  • Deputy Director for Education – Department of Experimental Biology, School of Science, Masaryk University (2012 – 2018)
  • Member of the Working Group on Biology and Ecology, Accreditation Commission of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (2015 – 2016)
  • Member of the Academic Senate – School of Medicine, Masaryk University (2003 – 2005)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • Czech and Slovak Biological Society
  • Society of Medical Ethics (Czech Republic)