Fojta Miroslav, doc. RNDr., CSc.

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Name and titles: Assoc. Prof.. RNDr. Miroslav Fojta, Ph.D.
Date and Place of Birth: July 25th, 1967, Jindřichův Hradec
Nationality: Czech Republic


Education and Training:
RNDr. (biochemistry), Science Faculty of the Charles University, Prague (1990) CSc. (=Ph.D., biophysics); Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno (1995); Doc. (=associate professor, molecular biology and genetics) (2005)

Career:

  • 1990 - 1992 Lachema Co., Brno, (division of immunodiagnostics development)
  • 1992 Institute of Biophysics, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Brno
  • 1992 - 1995 graduate student
  • 1996 - 2000 postdoc
  • 1. 1. 2001 - research scientist
  • 1. 1. 2005 - head of the Laboratory of Biophysical Chemistry and Molecular Oncology


Research Interests:
Biophysical chemistry, electrochemistry of nucleic acids and proteins, DNA structure in solution and at interfaces, electrochemical DNA sensors; relations between DNA structure and function, chemical reactivity of DNA, DNA damage; DNA supercoiling, interactions of nucleic acids with proteins, tumour suppressor proteins

Teaching activities: a semestral lecture "Chemical properties, structure and interactions of Nucleic Acids" at the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno (1996-); supervisor of Bc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. students

Other activities: member of the Specialized Commission "Molecular and Cellular Biology" , Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (1998-2003); member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Biophysics ASCR (2005-2006); member of the Council of the Institute of Biophysics AS CR, v.v.i. (2007-)

Awards:

  • 2001 The Award of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
  • 2003 Otto Wichterle Award (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)


Publications and citations: ~60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 4 book chapters; over 830 citations in 593 citing papers (self-citations excluded); h-index 21 (WOS, Febrary 2008)