Prof. Ing. Petr Ráb, DrSc., dr. h. c.
Prof. Ráb graduated at Agricultural University, Prague, specialization in fishery and fishery biology. Then he joined the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS where he worked in different research positions, between 1994 and 2002 as the Director of the Institute. He is the Head of the Laboratory of Fish Genetics and chairman of the Institute Council. He worked in long term stays in several foreign institutions. He has been one of principal investigators of a number of projects from Czech Science Foundation, CAS Science Foundation, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, EU focused on cytogenetics, cytotaxonomy and polyploidy in freshwater fishes, clonal asexual complexes in fishes, conservation genetics and general aspects of fish genetics, fish taxonomy and systematics. As of 6. 4. 2017, he has 138 records in WoS, 1433 citations (without self-citations), H-index = 25, he authored or co-authored 8 book chapters and he was a co-editor of the book Fish genetics and breeding.
Between 2005 and 2013 he was a member of the Academy Council and member of the Presidium of Academy Council responsible for legislation of institutional support of CAS Institutes, methods and evaluations of CAS Institutes and scientific databases. He is a member of the two Scientific Councils in Universities and member of four PhD boards. He is a full professor in Fishery at Faculty of Fishery and Water Protection, University of South Bohemia, and associate professor in Zoology at Faculty of Sciences, Charles University. He was awarded doctor honoris causa at University of South Bohemia in 2017. He was a member of Committee for evaluation of research results of R&D Council for two periods, vice chairman of Evaluation of Research Intentions in biology and chemistry, Ministry of Education. From 1993 to 2013 a member of Academy Assembly, member of National Committee for collaboration with FAO, Czech representative in European RT&D Evaluation Network (DG Research), board member of European Ichthyological Society, member of Scientific Board of Czech Technology Agency, and member of Breeding Selection Committee of Czech Fishery Association.
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