Calendar

09.04.2019

Public lecture

Arranged by: Section III, Biological and Medical Sciences  Lecture: Doc. Jan Pokorný: The Neglected Role of Vegetation in Distributing Solar Energy and Shaping Climate

23.04.2019

Meeting

2nd segment: arranged by Section I, Mathematics and Physical Sciences Lecture: Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

20. – 21.05.2019

XXV AGM

20. 5 Karolinum – all day, evening: Vila Lanna21. 5. CAS building, all day

Damborský Jiří

Prof., Mgr., Ph.D.
Born September 29, 1969 in Brno

  • Protein and metabolic engineering
  • Member of Learned Society since 2013

Educational and professional preparation

  • 2011, Sabbatical Stay, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2011, Prof., Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 2004, EMBO YIP Networking, Bioinformatics Group, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, PL
  • 2004, Doc., Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 1997, Ph.D., Microbiology, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 1997, Scholarship of the Swedish Institute, Research Group for Chemometrics, Umea University, Umea, S
  • 1997, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  • 1996, FEMS Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Biophysics, University of Groningen,Groningen, NL
  • 1994, UNESCO Fellowship, International Institute for Biotechnology, University of Kent at Canterbury, Canterbury, UK
  • 1994, USIA Exchange Program Grant, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
  • 1993, TEMPUS Student Mobility Project, Research Institute of Toxicology, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
  • 1993, MSc., Microbiology, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ

Employment and academic positions

  • 2011-now, International Centre for Clinical Research, Brno, CZ
  • 2009-now, Josef Loschmidt Chair, Department of Experimental Biology and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 2007-2009, Josef Loschmidt Chair, Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 2003-2007, Josef Loschmidt Chair, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ
  • 1996-2003, National Centre for Biomolecular, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, CZ

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

  • 2009-now, Microbial Biotechnology, Member of Editorial Board, Blackwell Publishing, USA
  • 2008-now, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Member of Editorial Board, Elsevier, NL
  • 2005-now, Biotechnology Journal, Member of Editorial Board, Wiley-VCH, D
  • 2003-2008, Central European Journal of Chemistry, Editor, Biological Chemistry and Biochemistry, Central European Science Journals, PL
  • 2003-2008, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Editor, Federation of European Microbiological Societies, Elsevier, NL
  • 2001-2003, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Member of Editorial Board, SETAC Press, USA

Notable awards

  • 2003, European Molecular Biology Organization and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, EMBO/HHMI Scientist
  • 2003, Award of the Czech Chemical Society, Alfred Bader Prize for Bioorganic Chemistry
  • 1998, Award of the Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, BIOTECH
  • 1997, Award of the Czechoslovak Microbiological Society, Young Czech and Slovak Microbiologist of the Year
  • 1993, Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

Selected publications

  • Damborský, J., Brezovský, J., 2014: Computational Methods for Designing and Engineering Biocatalysts. Current Opinion of Chemical Biology 19: 8-16.
  • Gora, A., Brezovský, J., Damborský, J., 2013: Gates of Enzymes. Chemical Reviews 113: 5871–5923.
  • Koudeláková, T., Chaloupková, R., Brezovský, J., Prokop, Z., Pavlová, M., Hessler, M., Khabiri, M., Ettrich, R., Bornscheuer, U.T., Damborský, J., 2013: Engineering Protein Resistance to Organic Co-solvent and Elevated Temperature by Access Tunnel Modification. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52: 1959-1963.
  • Martins dos Santos, V.A.P., Damborský, J., 2010: Systems Biology at Work. Current Opinion in Biotechnology 21: 498-501.
  • Prokop, Z., Sato, Y., Brezovský, J., Mozga, T., Chaloupková, R., Koudeláková, T., Jeřábek, P., Štěpánková, V., Natsume, R., van Leeuwen, J.G.E., Janssen, D.B., Florián, J., Nagata, Y., Senda, T., Damborský, J., 2010: Enantioselectivity of Haloalkane Dehalogenases and its Modulation by Surface Loop Engineering. Angewandte Chemie 49: 6111-6115.
  • Damborský, J., Brezovský, J., 2009: Computational Tools for Designing and Engineering Biocatalysts. Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 13: 26-34.
  • Jesenská, A., Sýkora, J., Olżyńska, A., Brezovský, J., Zdráhal, Z., Damborský, J., Hof, M., 2009: Nanosecond Time-Dependent Stokes Shift at the Tunnel Mouth of Haloalkane Dehalogenases. Journal of the American Chemical Society 131: 494-501.
  • Pavelka, A., Chovancová, E., Damborský, J., 2009: HotSpot Wizard: A Web Server for Identification of Hot Spots in Protein Engineering. Nucleic Acids Research 37: W376–W383.
  • Pavlová, M., Klvaňa, M., Chaloupková, R., Banáš, P., Otyepka, M., Wade, R., Nagata, Y., Damborský, J., 2009: Redesigning Dehalogenase Access Tunnels as a Strategy for Degrading an Anthropogenic Substrate. Nature Chemical Biology 5: 727 - 733.

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News

14.03.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by Prof. RNDr. Martin Loebl, CSc. (Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics): “Paths”
The lecture is to be held on 23 April 2019 from 4:00 pm in rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.

10.03.19

Declaration of support for the student climate strikes

Declaration by the below signed members of the Learned Society and other scientists giving their support for the 15 March 2019 student climate strikes
Declaration (PDF, 36 kB)

04.02.19

Invitation to a Learned Society plenary lecture open to the public

The Learned Society warmly invites you to a lecture by PharmDr. Jitka Palich Fučíková (2nd Faculty of Medicine and Motol University Hospital): “Immunotherapy: the Present and Future”. The lecture is to be held on 19 February 2019 from 4.00 pm in Rooms 205 and 206 of the Czech Academy of Sciences building, Národní 3, Prague 1.