Jiri Damborsky, Loschmidt Prof.

Jiri Damborsky, Loschmidt Prof.

since 1994

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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.


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

2020 Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (Prague, Czech Republic)
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)


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

Scientific output

250 research articles
6 international patents
12 software tools
2 databases
>7000 citations
H-index 45


2020 MUNI Scientist Award, Masaryk University
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



New Article in Nature Communications
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