Education and professional career
2016 CULS Prague, manažer projektu a vědecký pracovník
2013 CULS Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; Associate Professor in Agricultural Chemistry
2005 – 2012 CULS Prague, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; technician, researcher, assistant professor
2002 – 2005 CULS Prague, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics; field of study: Agriculture in Tropics and Subtropic; doctoral programme.
1997 – 2002 CULS Prague, Institute of Tropics and Subtropics; field of study: Agriculture in Tropics and Subtropics; graduate programme
1992 – 1997 Gymnazium F.X.Saldy Liberec, German division
Colonic metabolism of polyphenols and the effect of food matrix
Medicinal plants and bioactive secondary metabolites, analytical separation techniques and phytochemical analysis (GC-MS, HPLC); Microbiology; Lactic acid bacteria metabolite profilling, Cell culture- based assays, Enzyme inhibitiors, Plant antimicrobials.
Member of the COST infogest Action management commitee.
Teaching and University Duties
Until 2016 Associate professor, lecturer of the subjects: Food, Beverages and Nutritional Supplements (BS-level), Healhy Eating and Dietetics (BS-level) and partially the subject Nutrition and Human Nutritional Requirements (BS-level).
Supervisor of more than 60 MSc. or BS. theses in the field of food safety, human nutrition, phytochemistry and natural products discovery.
2016 University of Glasgow
2012 Institut für Zoologie, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (1 week) Erasmus stay ‒ in vitro honey bee rearing metods (prof. Karl Crailsheim, Dr. Ulrike Riessberger-Gallé)
2010, 2011 Erasmus stay at University of Nottingham, School of Pharmacy (4 weeks), cyotoxicity assays in in natural products discovery. (prof. Tracey Bradshaw)
2009 Erasmus Mundus EURASIA fellowship at Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Nong Lam University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2 months), research on Vietnamese traditional medicine (prof. Phan The Don)
2000 – 2007 Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry AS CR, M.S. student at the department of plant tissue cultures, later Ph.D. student at the Department of Natural Products. GC-MS, GCxGC-MS iidentification of plant essential oils (doc. Irena Valterová, doc. Tomáš Vaněk)
2005 Erasmus stay at the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (3 months), Development of HPLC-online-assays for high-throughput determination of CYP1A2 inhibitors in plant extracts. (prof. Teris A. van Beek)
Employment and related
since 2013 Consultant and executive officer in Terpenix ltd., university spin-off company
since 2005 Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Institute of Tropics and Subtropiců; Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources; Department of Microbiology, Nutrition and Dietetics
Membership in Societies
since 2013 associate member of the Czech Committee for Cooperation with FAO
since 2012 member of the editorial board of the journal “Nutrition and Food” (journal in Czech) od the Czech Nutrition Society
since 2007 member of Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Products Research (GA)
since 2007 member of the Czech Biotechnology Society
Publications & Projects
Publications, Author of 30 publications, h-index 12 (Scopus), 186 citations (Scopus)
Other projects include:
Healthy Nutrition and School (Zdravá výživa a škola) financed by the European Social Funds CZ.1.07/1.3.52/02.0026
Co-investigator or supervisor-grantee of 6 CIGA Ph.D.-student projects (internal university grant agency).