doc. RNDr. David Honys, Ph.D.

Member of the Academy Council

  • Deputy for the II. Research Area.
  • Responsible for international cooperation of the CAS, including grant administration in this area, as well as the coordination of projects with the Technology Centre Prague.
  • Deputy for the participation of the CAS in the European Research Area and related national programmes and projects.
  • Coordination of activities in the area of trusted research.

Institute of Experimental Botany

David Honys graduated from the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague in 1995, majoring in plant anatomy and physiology. In 2000, he defended his doctoral thesis in the same field and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom (2002-2003). Since 1994, he has been working at the Institute of Experimental Botany of the CAS as a researcher. Between 1996 and 2000, he was a member of the Scientific Board and from 2012 to 2016 a member of the Institute Board of the Institute of Experimental Botany. Since 2004, he has been the head of the Laboratory of Pollen Biology and between 2007 and 2012 he was the Deputy Director. Since 2017, he has been a member of the CAS Economic Council.

In 2021, David Honys was appointed Professor of genomics and proteomics at Masaryk University. He is a member of the subject area boards of doctoral study programs of the Faculty of Science of Charles University, the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University and the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. He also lectures advanced semester courses in both master's and doctoral study programs at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. He works as the supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of experimental plant biology and genetics, molecular biology and virology. From 2010 to 2014, he was a member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague. From 2008 to 2015, he worked as the national delegate of the Czech Republic in the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) domain committee. He is a member of the panel and the subject area board of the Czech Science Foundation and a member of the boards of institutes of the CAS.

David Honys has long been involved in the developmental biology of plants in relation to their reproduction. He was the principal investigator or co-PI of 29 domestic and 3 foreign projects and participated in the organization of several scientific conferences. In addition, he is a member of the editorial boards of international scientific journals and the author of more than 60 original articles published in renowned international scientific journals and chapters in monographs. His works have been cited more than 2200x.

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