RNDr. Hana Sychrová, DrSc.
Hana Sychrová obtained a degree in biochemistry in 1983 at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague and began her postgraduate studies at the Institute of Microbiology of the former Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (now the Czech Academy of Sciences – CAS). In 1985, she became a research assistant at the Institute of Physiology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and in 1988 earned a PhD. in biochemistry. In 1988, she began working in the Department of Membrane Transport of the Institute of Physiology and has led the Department since 2006. In 2001, she earned a DrSc. degree in biochemistry.
In the 1990s, Hana Sychrová spent a total of four years at the Institut de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire CNRS and at the University of Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg. In 1997–98, she completed a three-month stay at the Institute of Cellular Physiology at UNAM in Mexico. She has been the principal investigator or co-investigator of more than thirty projects from national grant agencies and seven international projects (including five EU projects).
Since 2013, Hana Sychrová has been a member of the Academy Council of the CAS responsible for the coordination of international cooperation. Within the Academy, she holds the position of President of the Council for International Affairs and acts as Co-Chair of the Council for Support of Participation of the CAS in the European Integration. She is also a member of the Commission for Cooperation with Scientific Societies anda member of councils and supervisory boards of four CAS institutes. She currently represents the CAS in the Czech Commission for UNESCO, the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and serves as Vice-Chair of MSCA H2020 evaluation panels.
In her research work, Hana Sychrová deals with the study of the structure, activity and physiological role of cell transport systems. She is a member of the subject area boards of the doctoral study programmes of three faculties at two higher education institutions, a supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology. She is the author of more than 130 original scientific publications in international journals (with more than 2200 citations). She is a member of the editorial boards of two international journals and has participated in the organisation of several scientific conferences.
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