Pavel HOZÁK - Curriculum Vitae

Prof. RNDr. Pavel Hozák, DrSc.

Current position:
Head of the Department - Biology of the Cell Nucleus,  Institute of Molecular Biology, Prague & Professor, Charles University, Prague.

1977-1982      Lomonosov State University, Department of Biology, Moscow, Russia; M.Sc. in cytology and histology
1983-1987      Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, and Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia; Ph.D. in cell biology
Principal professional experience:
1987-1990       Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic; research scientist
1989-1992       repeated research visits to University of Vienna, Austria
1990-1991       J. Monod Institute, C.N.R.S., Paris, and I.N.R.A., Jouy-en-Josas, France; visiting scientist
1991-1994      Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, U.K.; research fellow
1996-1998      Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
1998-2002      Head, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
2001                 D.Sc. in biology
2002                “Habilitation” in medical biology
2002-2003      Associate Professor, 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
1995-2005      Head, Department of Cell Ultrastructure and Molecular Biology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
2006-present  Head, Department of Biology of the Cell Nucleus, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
2007                Full professor in medical biology, Charles University, Prague
Research fields: molecular cell biology, medical biology, histochemistry, microscopy
Research topics: Definition of higher-order structures in the cell nucleus; mechanisms forming nuclear compartmentalization. Structure, dynamics, and function of the nucleoskeleton. Identification of nuclear structures active in epigenetic regulation of gene expression. Characterization of nuclear functions of myosin I, actin and actin-bindig proteins. Development of new methods in microscopy.
Further information:
Publications: 81 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals including Cell, Science, Nature Cell Biology. 3 book chapters, 65 invited lectures. WOS data: cited ~2398 times, h-index: 23
Teaching: supervisor for many master and PhD students from Charles University, Prague: molecular biology, cell biology and pathology, developmental biology 11 defended PhD thesis, currently supervising 8 PhD students). Organizer of regular courses for biomedical PhD students. Coordinator of a multidisciplinary PhD project “Molecular biology of a differentiating cell”. Co-chair of a Work Package “Training“ in EuroBioImaging project.

1991-2             Research award of The British Council, London, U.K.
1992                Research award of The Royal Society, London, U.K.
1993                EMBO award for 'Methods in cell biology', Heidelberg, F.R.G.
1995-1998          Collaborative Biomedical Research Fellowship at the Dunn School of Pathology,
Oxford University, granted by The Welcome Trust, U.K.
1999                     President of the 16th International Workshop on the Cell Nucleus, Prague
2000                Aventis Prize, Vienna,  jointly with Prof. Dr. Weipoltshammer et al.

Other involvements:
2002-present   President, Czechoslovak Microscopy Society
2002-present   Member of the executive board, Society for Histochemistry (Europe), 2007-2010 president
2003-present   Member of the executive board, European Microscopy Society
2010 -present  Member of the executive committee, International Federation of Societies for Microscopy
2005-present   Member, Scientific Council of the Institute of Molecular Genetics, Prague
2007-present   Member, Scientific Council of the 2nd Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague
2009-present   Scientific coordinator of the Academy of Science, Czech Republic in the BioCeV
project (Biotechnology and Biomedicine Centre of the AS CR and Charles University)
2010-present   Chairman of the Expert Commission for Life Sciences (Research, Development and
Innovation Council of the Czech Government)
Editorial board member: Histochemistry and Cell Biology, The Nucleus, Eur. J. Histochem.