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Foret František

M.Sc., PhD.
Born, August 29, 1957 in Brno

  • Bioanalytical instrumentation with focus on capillary separations, mass spectrometry coupling, microfluidics and nanotechnology
  • Member of Learned Society since 2011

Educational and professional preparation

  • M.Sc. (Ing.) in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1981.
  • Visiting researcher at Istituto di Cromatografia, CNRS, Rome, Italy, 1989
  • PhD. (candidate of sciences) in Capillary Zone Electrophoresis, Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1991. Thesis advisor: Prof. P. Boček
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Barnett Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1991–1992

Employment and academic positions

  • Staff Scientist, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czechoslovakia, 1982–1991.
  • Research group leader, Barnett Institute, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1993–2001.
  • Head of the Department of Bioanalytical Instrumentation - Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Brno, 2001 – present.
  • Deputy Director for Science – Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Brno, 2005 – present.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies

Notable awards

  • Barnett Fund for Innovative Research, USA, 1994
  • John N. Hatsopoulos Scholar, USA, 1998
  • DCU International Visitors Programme Award, Dublin IE, 2007–2008
  • Visiting professor, Nanchang Hangkog University, China, 2007–2010

Selected publications

  • Liskova, M., Voracova, I., Kleparnik, K., Hezinova, V., Prikryl, J., Foret, F.
    Conjugation reactions in the preparationof quantum dot-based immunoluminescent probes for analysis of proteins by capillary electrophoresis. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2011, 400, 369-379.
  • Juskova P., Ostatna V., Palecek E., Foret, F. Fabrication and Characterization of Solid Mercury Amalgam Electrodes for Protein Analysis. Anal. Chem. 2010,82, 2690-2695.
  • Le Nel, A., Krenkova, J., Kleparnik, K., Smadja, C., Taverna, M., Viovy, J.-L., Foret, F. On-chip tryptic digest with direct coupling to ESI-MS using magnetic particles. Electrophoresis 2008, 29, 4944–4947.
  • Krenkova, J., Kleparnik, K., Foret, F. Capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry coupling withimmobilized enzyme electrospray capillaries. J. Chromatogr. A, 2007, 1159, 110-118.
  • Fanali, S., D’Orazio, G., Foret, F., Kleparnik, K., Aturki, Z. On-line capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry using pressurized liquid junction nanoflow electrospray interface and surface coated capillaries. Electrophoresis, 2006, 27, 4666-4673.
  • Grym, J., Otevřel, M., Foret, F. Aerodynamic mass spectrometry interfacing of microdevices without electrospray tips. Lab Chip, 2006, 6, 1306-1314.
  • Lazar, I.M., Grym, J., Foret, F. Microfabricated devices: a new sample introductionapproach to mass spectrometry. Mass Spectrometry Reviews, 2006, 25, 573– 594.
  • Křenková, J., Bílková, Z., Foret, F. Characterization of a monolithic immobilized trypsinmicroreactor with on-line coupling to ESI-MS. J. Sep. Sci. 2005, 28, 1675-1684.
  • Foret, F., Preisler, J. Liquid phase interfacing and miniaturization in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry. Proteomics, 2002, 2, 360-372.
  • Foret, F., Zhou, H., Gangl, E., Karger, B.L. Subatmospheric electrospray interface for coupling of microcolumn separations with mass spectrometry. Electrophoresis, 2000, 21, 1363-1371.
  • Zhang, B.; Liu, H.; Karger, B. L.; Foret, F. Microfabricated devices for capillary electrophoresis-electrospray mass spectrometry.Anal. Chem., 1999, 71, 3258-3264.

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Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

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The programme can be watched here


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AMS Press Release  | List of Fellows appointed this year