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Hof Martin

Prof., Dr. rer. nat., DSc.
Born September 21, 1962 in Friedberg (Germany)

  • Physical Chemistry, Fluorescence spectroscopy with focus on biological applications
  • Member of the Learned Society since 2011

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1987 "Diplom-Chemicker" at the “Universität Würzburg”; (“mit Auszeichnung”)
  • 1990 Dissertation in Physical Chemistry at the “Universität Würzburg (“mit Auszeichnung”)
  • 1999 Habilitation at the “Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy” of the “Universität Würzburg”.
  • 2006 Defense of the Doctor of Science (DSc.) thesis, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2009 Professor for Physical Chemistry

Employment and academic positions

  • 1991-1993, "Postdoctoral Fellowship" at the "University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)" and "University Würzburg"
  • 1993-1995, Charles University Prague (Physical Chemistry)
  • 1996, Visiting scientist at the University of Patras, Greece
  • 1997-1999, Research Fellow at the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech R.
  • 1997-1999, Assistant Professor at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • Senior Research Fellow at the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Lecturer and PhD adviser at the Faculties of Nature Sciences of the Charles University Prague and of the Palacky University Olomouc, at the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech technical University in Prague, and at the Biological Faculty of the South Bohememia University in České Budějovice.
  • Head of the Department of Biophysical Chemistry, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Coordinator of the Research Centre „Advanced Fluorescence Microscopy in Biosciences“
  • Vice-Director of the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 2004-2006, Chairman of the Scientific Board of the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Chairman of the Board of the J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry
  • Editor in Chief for Europe of Journal of Fluorescence
  • Series Editor of the “Springer Series on Fluorescence”

Notable awards

  • 1987-1989, “Chemiefonds-Stipendium für Doktoranden ( Fonds der Deutschen Chemischen Industrie)”
  • 1991 Dissertation awarded by the “Unterfraenkische Gedenkjahresstiftung” as an outstanding bavarian dissertation
  • 1991-1993, “Postdoc-Stipendium der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft”
  • 1993-1995, “Liebig-Stipendium” for Habilitation (Fonds der Deutschen Chemischen Industrie)
  • 1997-1999, “Habilitation Stipend” (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).
  • 2008 Award of the AS CR for exceptionally successful solution of program and grant projects
  • 2010 Karel Preis Prize for the best communication 2009
  • 2011 Praemium Academie Prize from the Czech Academy of Sciences

Selected publications

  • Beranová, L. - Cwiklik, L. - Jurkiewicz, P. - Hof, M. - Jungwirth, P. Oxidation Changes Physical Properties of Phospholipid Bilayers: Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Molecular Simulations. (2010), Langmuir 26, 6140 6144.
  • Huranova, M., - Ivani, I., - Benda, A., - Poser, I., - Brody, Y., - Hof, M., - Shav-Tal, Y., - Neugebauer, K., - Stanek D. The differential interaction of snRNPs with pre-mRNA reveals splicing kinetics in living cells. (2010), Journal of Cell Biology 191, 75-86.
  • Macháň, R. - Hof, M. Lipid diffusion in planar membranes investigated by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. (2010), Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Biomembranes 1798, 1377-1391.
  • Jesenská, A. - Sýkora, J. - Olžyńska, A. - Brezovský, J. - Zdráhal, Z. - Damborský, J. - Hof, M. Nanosecond Time-Dependent Stokes Shift at the Tunnel Mouth of Haloalkane Dehalogenases. (2009), Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 494-501.
  • Blanco-Rodríguez, A. M. - Busby, M. - Ronayne, K. L. - Towrie, M. - Grädinaru, C. - Sudhamsu, J. - Sýkora, J. - Hof, M. - Záliš, S. - Di Billio, A. J. - Crane, B. R. - Gray, H. B. - Vlček Jr., A. Relaxation Dynamics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ReI(CO)3(.alpha.-diimine)(HisX)+ (X = 83, 107, 109, 124, 126) CuII Azurins. (2009), Journal of the American Chemical Society 131, 11788-800.
  • Štefl, M. - Kulakowska-Zań, A. - Hof, M. Simultaneous Characterization of Lateral Lipid and Prothrombin Diffusion Coefficients by Z-Scan Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy. (2009), Biophysical Journal 97, L01 L04.
  • Humpolíčková, J. - Benda, A. - Sýkora, J. - Macháň, R. - Kral, T. - Gasinska, B. - Enderlain, J. - Hof, M. Equilibrium dynamics of spermine-induced plasmid DNA condensation revealed by fluorescence lifetime correlation spectroscopy. (2008), Biophysical Journal 94, L17-L19.
  • Jurkiewicz, P., A. Olżyńska, M. Langner, M. Hof. Headgroup Hydration and Mobility of DOTAP/DOPC Bilayers: A Fluorescence Solvent Relaxation Study. (2006), Langmuir 22, 8741-8749.
  • M. Przybylo, J. Sýkora, J. Humpolíčková, A. Benda, A. Zan, M. Hof. The lipid diffusion in giant unilamellar vesicles is more than two times faster than in supported phospholipid bilayers under identical conditions. (2006), Langmuir 22, 9096-9099.
  • Humpoličková J., Gielen E., Benda A., Fagulova V., Vercammen J., Vandeven M., Hof M., Ameloot M., Engelborghs Y. Probing diffusion laws within cellular membranes by Z-scan fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. (2006), Biophysical Journal 91, L23-25.

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25.07.19

Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.

23.07.19

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.

07.07.19

The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.