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Roithová Jana

Prof., Mgr., Ph.D.
Born November 12, 1974 in Ústí nad Labem

  • Chemistry
  • Member of Learned Society since 2015

Education and professional carreer

  • 1993-1998 Master study, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
  • 1998-2003 PhD. study, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague. Dissertation in the field of chemical reaction dynamics in the gas phase (group of Prof. Z. Herman, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
  • 2003-2005 Postdoc, Technical University Berlin (group of Prof. H. Schwarz)
  • 2010 Habitation in organic chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
  • 2014 Professor in organic chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague

Employment and academic positions

  • 2005-2006 Research fellow, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2006-2010 Research fellow, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2007-2010 Assistant professor, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
  • 2010-2014 Associate professor, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
  • since 2014- Full professor, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague

Membership

  • Czech Society for Mass Spectrometry (Chair 2010 – 2015)
  • Czech Chemical Society
  • The Learned Society of the Czech Republic

Notable awards

  • 2003 Award „Chemie 2003 Rhodia CZ/ French Embassy”
  • 2005 Hlávka Prize
  • 2008 L’Oreal “For women in science” stipend
  • 2009 Prize of the dean of the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
  • 2014 Prize of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic for young scientists
  • 2014 Neuron Prize
  • 2014 Ignaz L. Lieben Award (Award of Austrian Academy of Science)
  • 2015 Heyrovský Ilkovič Nernst lecture (German Chemical Society)

Selected publications

  1. J. Roithová, D. Schröder, Selective Activation of Alkanes by Gas-Phase Metal Ions. Chem. Rev. 2010, 110, 1170 – 1211.
  2. L. Ducháčková, A. Kadlčíková, M. Kotora, J. Roithová, Oxygen Superbases as Polar Binding Pockets in Nonpolar Solvents. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 12660 – 12667.
  3. J. Roithová, P. Milko, Naphthol coupling monitored by infrared spectroscopy in the gas phase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 281 – 288
  4. J. Roithová, Superelectrophilic Chemistry in the Gas Phase. Pure Appl. Chem. 2011, 83, 1499 – 1505.
  5. J. Roithová, Characterization of reaction intermediates by ion spectroscopy. Chem. Soc. Rev. 2012, 41, 547 – 559.
  6. J. Roithová, Š. Janková, L. Jašíková, J. Váňa, S. Hybelbauerová, Gold–Gold Cooperation in the Addition of Methanol to Alkynes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 8378 – 8382.
  7. J. Jašík, D. Gerlich, J. Roithová, Probing Isomers of the Benzene Dication in a Low-Temperature Trap. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 2960 − 2962.
  8. J. Schulz, L. Jašíková, A. Škríba, J. Roithová, Role of Gold(I) alpha-Oxo Carbenes in the Oxidation Reactions of Alkynes Catalyzed by Gold(I) Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 11513 – 11523.
  9. A. Gray, A. Tsybizova, J. Roithová, Carboxylate-assisted C–H activation of phenylpyridines with copper, palladium and ruthenium: a mass spectrometry and DFT study. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 5544-5553.
  10. L. Jašíková, M. Anania, S. Hybelbauerová, J. Roithová, Reaction Intermediates Kinetics in Solution Investigated by Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Diaurated Complexes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 13647−13657.

Website: http://orgchem.cz/roithova/

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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.