prof. RNDr. Eva Zažímalová, CSc.
(born in 1955, Prague)
In 1979, she completed her studies at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, in the field of chemistry with a specialisation in biochemistry. In 1983, she received the scientific degree of CSc. in the field of biology (physiology of plants) at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Institute of Experimental Botany). Since 1983, she has worked at the Institute of Experimental Botany (formerly the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, now the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, CAS) as a researcher, later senior researcher. Since 2012 she works also part-time at the Biology Centre of CAS. Since 2004, she has been Head of the Laboratory of Hormonal Regulation in Plants at the Institute of Experimental Botany of CAS. In 2003–2007, she was Deputy Director of the Institute of Experimental Botany of CAS; in 2007–2012, she was Director of this Institute.
In 2004, she was named Leader, and in 2013 Professor for the field of the Anatomy and Physiology of Plants at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague. She supervises students in MS and PhD studies and lectures in the advanced semester courses of the MS and PhD study programmes at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague and the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. She is a member of the Field Council of the Doctoral Study Programmes of the "Anatomy and Physiology of Plants" and "Biochemistry" at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, and a member of the Field Council for the "Anatomy and Physiology of Plants" within the Study Programme "Botany" at the Faculty of Agronomy of Mendel University in Brno. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Palacký University in Olomouc. She has worked for the European Research Council (ERC – Starting Grants; 2013–2016; panel member or panel evaluator) and for the European Commission (since 2008; FP7 – Marie Curie Fellowships and Horizon 2020 – Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, panel member). She has had a significant share of responsibility for the organisation of several international symposia.
Eva Zažímalová deals with research of the phytohormone auxin – its metabolism and molecular mechanisms of its activity and transport in plant cells. She has been an investigator of many domestic and foreign projects, is the author or co-author of original scientific works published primarily in renowned international journals (including Science, Nature, PNAS etc.) and chapters in specialised monographs. Without self-citations, her work has been cited more than 3800x.