Prof. Michal Hocek, PhD., DSc.
phone: +420 220183324
Born 11. 12. 1969 in Benesov (Czech Republic).
1988-1993 undergraduate study, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology , M. S. degree - specialization organic and medicinal chemistry (supervisor Prof. J. Kuthan)
1993-1996 PhD study, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry , Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (supervisor Dr. A. Holý)
1997 one-year post-doctoral stay at the Department of Chemistry, Université Catholique de Louvain , Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (supervisor Prof. L. Ghosez)
since 1998 staff scientist, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry , Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic .
since 2002 group leader ( Group of Modified Nucleobases )
2004-2006 head of department
2006 DSc. degree at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
2006 habilitation at the Institute of Chemical Technology Prague - Associate professor
since 2007 head of research team at IOCB
since 2011 Associate professor at the Charles University, Dept. of Organic and Nuclear Chemistry
since 2014 Full professor at the Charles University, Dept. of Organic and Nuclear Chemistry
since 2022 Distinguished Chair at IOCB
Czech Chemical Society , American Chemical Society , International Society for Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids
Membership in editorial boards:
1998-2011 journal Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. - Editor-in-Chief
since 2011 journal ChemBioChem - member of Editorial Advisory Board
since 2011 journal ChemPlusChem - co-chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board
since 2013 F1000 faculty member for Chemical biology
1999 Alfred Bader Prize for excellent results of young scientist in organic and bioorganic chemistry.
2004 Otto Wichterle Premium for Younger Scientists
2004 Prize of the Academy of Sciences for Younger Scientists
2015 Praemium Academiae from the Czech Academy of Sciences
2015 Fellow of ChemPubSoc Europe
2017 Elected member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
2019 Rudolf Lukes Prize from the Czech Chemical Society
Main research interests:
- chemistry of nucleobases, nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids
- application of transition metal catalyzed reactions in organic synthesis
- medicinal chemistry
- chemical biology
List of publications.