The J. E. Purkyně Fellowship

The objective of the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship is to attract outstanding creative scientists from abroad to work in research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, both Czech scientists working abroad for a long-time period and top foreign scientists, usually under forties, that are to be ensured adequate financial evaluation at CAS Institutes. The Fellowship is granted for a maximum of five years.
 
Applications for the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship are submitted by the directors of the Institutes of the CAS after consultation with and on the basis of a recommendation by the Board of the Institute. Applications should be submitted until August 31 of the calendar year and will be reviewed at the latest in the fourth quarter of the calendar year. For more information, see below the current version of the Directive of Academy Council of CAS No. 7/2013.

Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne

Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2016

The President of the Czech Academy of Sciences on the recommendation of the Academic Council of the CAS granted the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2016 to:

  • Mgr. Jan Hrček, Ph.D. – nominated by the Biology Centre of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of community ecology and molecular, experimental and evolutionary ecology of insect and its symbiotic bacteria, for a period of five years

  • Mgr. Ondřej Štěpánek, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research in molecular and cellular immunology with emphasis on clarifying the fundamental mechanisms of adaptive immunity, for a period of five years

  • Mgr. Petr Vodička, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of pathogenesis, biomarkers and potential therapies for Huntington's disease using advanced proteomic methods, for a period of five years

  • doc. Dr. phil. Holger Gutschmidt – nominated by the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of modern philosophy, with particular emphasis on classical German philosophy, for a period of five years

Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2015
The President of the Czech Academy of Sciences on the recommendation of the Academic Council of the CAS granted the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2015 to:
 
  • RNDr. Jan Burjánek, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Geophysics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of  research on the hazard induced by earthquakes, for a period of five years
     
  • Ing. Jiří Červenka, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of materials research, for a period of five years
     
  • Mgr. Martin Kolisko, Ph.D. – nominated by the Biology Centre CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research on diversity of unicellular eukaryotes, cultivation techniques, molecular biology, bioinformatics and sequential methodology (Python), for a period of five years
     
  • Mgr. Marek Piliarik, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research on ultrasensitive detection and imaging methods, for a period of five years
     
  • Mgr. Jiří Sláma, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Geology of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research addressing the basic geological problems using modern geochemical methods, for a period of five years

 

  • Ing. Zdeněk Starý, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research on rheology and processing of multiphase polymer systems, for a period of five years

 

  • RNDr. Jan Šilhán, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research on molecular and structural biology, for a period of five years

 

  • Mgr. Vladimír Varga, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research studies of microtubule cytoskeleton of eukaryotic cells, for a period of five years
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2014

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR on the recommendation of the Academic Council of the CAS granted the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2014 to:

 

  • Dipl. Phys. Petr Kabáth, Dr. rer. nat. – nominated by the Astronomical Institute of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research atmospheres of extrasolar planets, for a period of five years
     
  • Alexander Vikman, Dr. – nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research inflationary models of the early Universe, for a period of five years
     
  • Dr. Juraj Fedor, Ph.D. – nominated by the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research ultrafast processes in isolated molecules and molecular systems linked by hydrogen bonds, for a period of five years
     
  • Valentina Fava, Ph.D. – nominated by, the Institute for Contemporary History of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research technology transfers between East and West on studies of the automotive industry, for a period of five years
     
  • Mgr. Matyáš Havrda, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research reception of Aristotle's theory of evidence in late antique natural philosophy, for a period of five years
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2013
 The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR on the recommendation of the Academic Council of the CAS granted the J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2013 to:
 
  • Oleg Lunov, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of research and development of new interdisciplinary direction of application of perspective physical methods in cell biology, for a period of five years

 

  • Doc. Dr. Martin Danišík, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity  in the field of research, development, management and application of low-temperature thermochronology and modern methods of determining the age of minerals and rocks, for a period of five years

 

  • RNDr. Miloslav Polášek, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of issues of molecular imaging, for a period of five years

     

  • RNDr. Martin Srnec, Ph.D. – nominated by the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of complex systems of bioinorganic type, for a period of five years

     

  • Mag. Alexander Höllwerth, Dr. phil. – nominated by the Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activity in the field of interdisciplinary work on the border of literary science, law theory and the philosophical thinking, for a period of five years

     

  • Dr. Vincent Mortetov, Ph.D. – nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i. for the scientific activity in the field of research of nano-diamond, for a period of five years

     

  • doc. Ing. Sergej Hlochov, Ph.D. - nominated by the Institute of Geonics of the CAS, v. v. i. for the scientific activity in the field of research of high-speed water jets, for a period of four years

     

  • Oliver Weingarten, Ph.D. - nominated by the Oriental Institute of the CAS, v. v. i. for the scientific activity in the field of multidisciplinary study of Chinese textual culture, for a period of five years
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2012

 

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR on the recommendation of the Academic Council granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2012 to:
 
  • Dr. Héctor Vazquez Melis – nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the area of nanoelectronics and nanomaterials, for the period of five years.
     
  • Mgr. Martin Friák, Ph.D., nominated by the Institute of Physics of Materials of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the most innovative trends in multilevel modeling structure and properties of advanced materials, for the period of five years.
     
  • Mgr. Marek Kapička, Ph.D., nominated by the Economics Institute of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on macroeconomics and public economics, for the period of five years.
     
  • prof. George Pavlakos, Ph.D., LL.M., nominated by the Institute of State and Law of the CAS, v. v. i., for the scientific activities aimed at expansion of research in the field of jurisprudence from the national to the international level, for the period of three years.
     
  • Mgr. Dr. phil. Tomasz Derlatka, nominated by the Institute of Slavonic Studies of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on west Slavonic 20th century novel, for the period of five years.
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2011
The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2011 to:
 
  • Jan Jansa, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on studying soil micro-organisms, community of mycorrhizal fungi  with associated microflora, for the period of five years.
  • Mag. Dr. phil. Alexander Kratochvíl, nominated by the Institute of the Czech Literature of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on elaborating the theory of memory in the context of the Czech literature studies, for the period of four years.
  • Prof. Ladislav Kvasz, Dr., nominated by the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the development of method of phylosophical analysis of key changes in the development of algebra and geometry and their systematic application in further fields of mathematics, in the development of physics and also for key issues of philosophy, science and theory of recognition, for the period of five years.
  • Jakub Steiner, M. A.,PhD, nominated by the Economics Institute of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on analysis of the coordination of issues and strategic behaviour of economic agents in situations requiring coordination at different conditions., for the period of five years.
  • Jan Honolka, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on nanoelectronics, nanomaterials and spirotronics, for the period of five years.
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2010

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2010 to:

 

  • Kvido Stříšovský, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on new issues in the field of the study of the intramembrane protease, from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015.
  • Dr. Jörg Wunderlich, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research in the field of spirotronics, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, from June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2015.
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2009
The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2009 to:
 
  • Michail Kotsyfakis, PhD, nominated by the Biology Centre of the CAS, v. v. i., to launch a new laboratory focused on genomics and proteomics of tick salivary glads rendering indentification of molecules facilitating transfer of pathogens (e.g. initiator of Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis virus), from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2014.
  • Dr. rer. nat. Lukáš Palatinus, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research activities in the framework of the Project of Electron Difractometer, from October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2014.
  • Leo Eisner, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research in the field of induced seismicity with theoretic and practical applications, from August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2014
  • Marek Cebecauer, PhD, nominated by the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on utilization of accurate methods of physical chemistry on a cell level in biomedicine disciplines, from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014.
  • Cyril Bařinka PhD, nominated by the Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research especially in the field of the structural biology and the structure-function relationship of proteins relevant in medicine, from March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2014.
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2008

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2008 to:

 

 

  • Martin Anger, D.V: M:, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i, to establish work team that will research mammal meioza via top microscopic methods, from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013.
  • Oleg Heczko, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the development of new interdisciplinary programme of the investigation of alloys with magnetic shape memory (MSM) and magnetocaloric effect, from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2013.
  •  Alexandr Kromka, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., to establish and to a guide research interdisciplinary team in the area of nanotechnology (development of diamond and carbon nanostructures), from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013.
  • Jan Kuneš, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on leading the Spectroscopy of Magnetic Oxides Group and to initiate international cooperation in the field of theoretical solid state physics, and the development of dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT), from September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2014.
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2007

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2007 to:

 

  • Igor V. Bartish, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Botany of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the development of population genetics and the guidance of a team working on quantitative population genetic analysis in the department of genetic ecology, from March 1, 2009 to February 28, 2014.
  • Filip Lankaš, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the extension of theoretical research of DNA and RNA structures from atomic level to supra-atomic level up to mezoscopic level, from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012.
  • Tomáš Vomastek, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused especially on the study of the role of the ERK pathway and ERK pathway scaffold RACK1 in regulation of cell motility and proliferation, from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2012.
  • Jindřich Zapletal, PhD, DSc., nominated by the Institute of Mathematics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on establishing a team researching Boolean algebra and team researching modern set theory, from January 1, to December 31, 2013.
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2006

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2006 to:

 

  • Petr Svoboda, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused especially on the development of transgenic RNAi, the analysis material mRNA degradation and mentoring students in the Institute, from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2011.
  • Radislav Sedláček, PhD, Dr. rer.nat. habil., nominated by the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused especially on establishing transgenic unit and the production of mice with gene deficiency,  from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2012
  • Pavel Izák, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research to introduce issues of fixed iont membranes and to reinforce the potential of the research team of the Institute, from February 1 2007 to January 31, 2012
Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2005

The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2005 to:

 

  • David Sedmera, M.D., PhD, nominated by the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on cell mechanisms for the prenatal treatment of inborn cardio defects and on mechanisms of the induction and the differentiation of the heart transfer system, from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2010.
  • Tomáš Kruml, PhD., nominated by the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused especially on mechanical properties and structure of extremely thin layers on the margin of nano- and submicron area for applications in microelectronics and microtechnology, from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2010.
  • RNDr. Bohuslav Rezek, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Physics of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused especially on the progress of nanotechnologies in the field of interfaces of semi-conducting thin film materials with organic molecules and structures with practical bio-applications, from April 1,2006 to March 31, 2011.

 

Awarded Fellowships of J. E. Purkyne - 2004
The President of the Academy of Sciences of the CR granted J. E. Purkyně Fellowship in the year 2004 to: 

 

  • Štěpán Sklenák, PhD, nominated by the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on quantum chemistry in the field of the theory of catalysis , from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2009.
  • Michal Fárník, PhD, nominated by the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the clusters structure and the dynamics in molecular beams with Spectroscopic methods, from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2009.
  • Leoš Valášek, PhD, nominated by the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research focused on the mechanisms and the regulation of the cell differentiation in the Laboratory of Cell Reproduction of the Institute of Microbiology of the CAS, v. v. i, from June1, 2004 to May 31, 2009.
  • Dr. Ludger Hagedorn, nominated by the Institute of Philosophy of the CAS, v. v. i., for the research of the philosophical legacy of Jan Patočka, the promotion of the international recognition of the Czech philosophy and cultural ideas, from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2009.