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Jiri Damborsky, Loschmidt Prof.

Jiri Damborsky, Loschmidt Prof.


Microbiology
since 1994

jiri@chemi.muni.cz

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Research interests

Jiri Damborsky is interested in developing novel strategies and software tools for the identification and engineering of practically useful proteins. The strategies are created by solving real-life problems focused on improving proteins' qualities like stability, solubility, activity and specificity. He is also interested in applying machine learning to protein engineering and enjoys integration of theoretical and experimental approaches. His research effort is to rationally modify protein dynamics. He wishes to develop new diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals for Alzheimer's Disease and Stroke.

Education

2011 Prof., Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
2004 Assoc. Prof., Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
1997 Ph.D., Microbiology, Masaryk University, Brno

Research stays

2019 Center for Biosustainability, Novo Nordisk Foundation (Copenhagen, Denmark)
2011 Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington (Seattle, USA)
2004 International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (Warsaw, Poland)
1997 Research Group for Chemometrics, Umea University (Umea, Sweden)
1997 Department of Engineering, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA)
1996 Department of Biochemistry, University of Groningen (Groningen, Netherlands)
1994 Institute for Biotechnology, University of Kent (Canterbury, United Kingdom)
1994 Center for Biotechnology, University of Tennessee (Knoxville, USA)
1993 Research Institute of Toxicology, University of Utrecht (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Teaching

Bioinformatics
Summer School of Protein Engineering
Seminar of Loschmidt Laboratories
Hands-on Computational Design Course

Scientific output

240 research articles; 6 international patents; 12 software tools; 2 databases; >6000 citations; H-index 42

Awards

2017 Czech Head Invention, Czech Government
2016 The Most Highly Cited Scientist of the Year, ICRC-FNUSA
2015 Long-term Excellence in Research, Masaryk University
2014 J.G. Mendel Prize for Excellent Result in Science, Masaryk University
2013 Regular member of The Learned Society of the Czech Republic
2003 European Molecular Biology Organization and Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2003 Alfred Bader Prize for Bioorganic Chemistry, Czech Chemical Society
1998 Award of the Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
1997 Award of the Czechoslovak Microbiological Society
1993 Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

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