Brázda Václav, doc. Mgr., Ph.D.

Extension: +420 541-517- 231
Email: vaclav@ibp.cz

Education:

  • 1994 – graduated in Molecular Biology and Genetic, Faculty of Science Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 2001 – receiving Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetic, Faculty of Science Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 2016 – habilitation in Molecular Biology and Genetic, Faculty of Science Masaryk University, Brno, CZ

Employment:

  • 1995 – 2000 – research assistant at the Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 – 2004 – researcher at the Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 – 2006 – post-doctoral research fellowship, University Health Network, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Canada
  • 2007 –  2009  –  independent researcher at the Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • since 2010 – leading researcher at the Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • since 2016 – associate professor at the Fakulty of chemistry Brno University of Technology

Research topics:

  • relationship between DNA structure and function
  • interaction of proteins with DNA
  • local DNA structures and DNA damage
  • p53 protein and carcinogenesis
  • bioinformatics
  • immunology and neurodegeneration
  • publications: more than 50 research articles (63 records at WoS; 926 citacions, h-index 20)
  • co-author of the web-service: bioinformatics.ibp.cz

Awards:

  • League Against Cancer Prague Award for the young scientist, author of the best publications with oncology theme (2000)
  • Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular biology Award for significant scientific contribution in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology (2002)
  • Young European Investigator Award za Českou republiku za nejlepší práci – Medesa/Eppendorf (2002)
  • Cena Nature Cell Biology – Poster Competition, 4th Dubrovnik Signaling Conference, Cavtat, Croatia (2004)
  • Otto Wichterle Award (award of Academy of Sciences CR for excellent results) (2006)
  • International Society for Neurochemistry Investigator Travel Award (2013)
  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh - International Awards programme (2018)

International experience:

  • 2005 – 2006  post-doctoral research fellowship, University Health Network, Ontario Cancer Institute, Toronto, Kanada
  • a number of shorter internships – Toronto, Trento, Petrohrad, Dundee
  • experience in teaching and lecturing during Erasmus stays – Trento, Norwich, Marburg

Memberships:

  • Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ČSBMB)
  • Czech microscopy society
  • International Society for Neurochemistry
  • member of the evaluation board 301 - Czech Grant Agentury (2015-2018)

Grants and projects:

  • principal investigator (7) or team member (10) in national and international research projects (GAČR, MŠMT, GAAV)