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Curriculum Vitae

Academic education

  • 1995 – 1998 B.S. Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Scientific degrees

  • 2000 – 2004 Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

  • 1998 – 2000 M.S. Genetics and Molecular biology, Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Scientific career

  • 2013 – present Professor (W3), CECAD, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

  • 2008 – 2013 Independent Junior Research Group Leader, CECAD, University of Cologne, Institute for Genetics, Cologne, Germany

  • 2007 – 2008 Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA

  • 2004 – 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA (Supervised by Dr. Dirk Bohmann).

  • 2004 Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Genetics, Institute of Entomology ASCR, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic (Supervised by Dr. Marek Jindra)

  • 2003 NATO Fellow, Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory (AIDL), Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

  • 2000 - 2004 Graduate student, Department of Molecular Biology, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic (Supervised by Dr. Marek Jindra)


Honors / Awards / Memberships

  • 2008 – 2015 Sofja Kovalevskaja Award from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Cologne, Institute for Genetics, Germany

  • 2005 Fulbright-Masaryk Fellowship Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA (declined by awardee)

  • 2003 NATO Short-term Science Fellowship. Arthropod-Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

  • 2002 CLF Travel Award, Czech Literature Foundation

  • 2002 SGA Award, Student Grant Agency, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic