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Starý Ivo

RNDr., CSc.
Born January 20, 1961 in Prague

  • Organic chemistry
  • Member of Learned Society since 2017

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1984 MSc (RNDr.) in bioorganic chemistry, Charles University, Prague (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague)
  • 1990 PhD (CSc.) in organic chemistry (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, under supervision of Prof. P. Kočovský)
  • 1993/1994 postdoctoral fellow at Université de Genève, Switzerland (with Prof. E. P. Kündig)
  • 2000/2001 research assistant at University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (with Prof. P. Kočovský)

Employment and academic positions

  • 1900- Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (2000-2006 research group leader, 2003-2006 head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, 2007- head of the senior research group)
  • 1997- teaching at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague (organic reaction mechanisms)

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • Czech Chemical Society

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • 2012-2015 Editorial Board of Chirality
  • 2005-2015 International Advisory Board of The European Journal of Organic Chemistry
  • 2012- International Advisory Board of the European Symposium of Organic Chemistry (President Elect)

Notable awards

  • 1994 Alfred Bader Award (Czech Chemical Society)
  • 2003 Thieme Journal Award 2004
  • 2016 JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan
  • 2016 IOCF Yoshida Lectureship 2016, Japan (International Organic Chemistry Foundation, Kyoto University)

Selected publications

  • Stetsovych, O.; Švec, M.; Vacek, J.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J.; Jančařík, A.; Rybáček, J.; Kosmider, K.; Stará, I. G.; Jelínek, P.; Starý, I. Nat. Chem. 2017, 9, 213–218. From helical to planar chirality by on-surface Chemistry.
  • Nejedlý, J.; Šámal, M.; Rybáček, J.; Tobrmanová, M.; Szydlo, F.; Coudret, C.; Neumeier, M.; Vacek, J.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J.; Buděšínský, M.; Šaman, D.; Bednárová, L.; Sieger, L.;] Stará, I. G.; Starý, I. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 5839–5843. The Synthesis of Long Oxahelicenes by Polycyclization in a Flow Reactor.
  • Šámal, M.; Chercheja, S.; Rybáček, J.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J., Vacek, J.; Bednárová, L.; Šaman, D.; Stará, I. G.; Starý I. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 8469–8474. An Ultimate Stereocontrol in Asymmetric Synthesis of Optically Pure Fully Aromatic Helicenes.
  • Buchta, M.; Rybáček, J.; Jančařík, A.; Kudale, A. A.; Buděšínský, M.; Chocholoušová, J. V.; Vacek, J.; Bednárová, L.; Císařová, I.; Bodwell, G. J.; Starý, I.; Stará, I. G. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21 (24), 8910–8917. Chimerical Pyrene-Based [7]Helicenes as Twisted Polycondensed Aromatics.
  • Chercheja, S.; Klívar, J.; Jančařík, A.; Rybáček, J.; Salzl, S.; Tarábek, J.; Pospíšil, L.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J.; Vacek, J.; Pohl, R.; Císařová, I.; Starý, I.; Stará, I. G. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 8477–8482. The Use of Cobalt-Mediated Cycloisomerisation of Ynedinitriles in the Synthesis of Pyridazinohelicenes.
  • Jančařík, A.; Rybáček, J.; Cocq, K.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J.; Vacek, J.; Pohl, R.; Bednárová, L.; Fiedler, P.; Císařová, I.; Stará, I. G.; Starý, I. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 9970–9975. Rapid Access to Dibenzohelicenes and their Functionalized Derivatives.
  • Žádný, J.; Jančařík, A.; Andronova, A.; Šámal, M.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J.; Vacek,6 Jančařík, A.; Rybáček, J.; Cocq, K.; Vacek Chocholoušová, J.; Vacek, J.; Pohl, R.; Bednárová, L.; Fiedler, P.; Císařová, I.; Stará, I. G.; Starý, I. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 5857–5861. A General Approach to Optically Pure [5]-, [6]-, and [7]Heterohelicenes.
  • Sehnal, P.; Stará, I. G.; Šaman, D.; Tichý, M.; Míšek, J.; Cvačka, J.; Rulíšek, L.; Chocholoušová, J.; Vacek, J.; Goryl, G.; Szymonski, M.; Císařová, I.; Starý, I. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2009, 106, 13169–13174. An organometallic route to long helicenes.
  • Míšek, J.; Teplý, F.; Stará, I. G.; Tichý, M.; Šaman, D.; Císařová, I.; Vojtíšek, P.; Starý, I. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47, 3188–3191. A Straightforward Route to Helically Chiral N-Heteroaromatic Compounds: Practical Synthesis of Racemic 1,14-Diaza[5]helicene and Optically Pure 1- and 2-Aza[6]helicenes.
  • Teplý, F.; Stará, I. G.; Starý, I.; Kollárovič, A.; Šaman, D.; Rulíšek, L.; Fiedler, P. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 9175–9180. Synthesis of [5]-, [6]-, and [7]helicene via Ni(0)- or Co(I)- catalyzed isomerization of aromatic cis,cis-dienetriynes.

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20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.