David Bednar, Dr.

David Bednar, Dr.

Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
since 2009

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Research interests

David Bednar is interested in molecular modelling and bioinformatics for predicting the effect of mutations in protein engineering and explaining protein behaviours in enzymology. He has experience in molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry, virtual screening, and structure and stability prediction, which are applied to reveal structure-function relationships. He uses his knowledge of computational tools to the construction of protein engineering pipelines which can be utilized by the broader scientific community as user-friendly software tools. David also focuses on medical problems by contributing to the development of new drugs for the treatment of stroke, analyzing cancer-related mutations, and researching the effect of small molecules on Alzheimer disease.


2017 PhD, Molecular and cellular biology, Masaryk University, Brno
2011 MSc, Molecular biology and genetics, Masaryk University, Brno
2010 BSc, Biochemistry, Masaryk University, Brno
2009 BSc, Molecular biology and genetics, Masaryk University, Brno


Structure biology
Summer School of Protein Engineering
Hands-on Computational Design Course

Scientific output

27 research articles
1 international patent
9 software tools
1 database
>370 citations
H-index 9


2015 Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
2011-2014 PhD Talent



Martin Toul Won Doctorandus Prize of the Czech Head Award
Martin Toul Received the Award of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports for Outstanding Students
David Presented at ELIXIR 3D-BioInfo conference
2nd Place in the Competition of Transfera Technology Day 2023
Martin to Be a Chairperson at the 34th European Crystallography Congress 2024
Vice-Rector’s Award for Martin Toul
Veronika Presented at the 15th World Stroke Congress