Lenka Hernychova, Prof.

Lenka Hernychova, Prof.

Proteomics, Biochemistry
since 2023

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Research interests

Lenka Hernychova leads a research team at Masaryk Memorial Cancer Institute, which is engaged in the study of protein structural features, dynamic properties, or protein-ligand interactions. Her group uses a hydrogen/deuterium exchange approach based on replacing the amide hydrogen with deuterium in a biomolecule´s backbone, combined with mass spectrometry measurements. This technique is complementary to NMR, cryo-electron-microscopy, and other structural biology approaches. In addition, the team performs various types of proteomic analyses, mainly focused on clinical proteomics.


2012 Prof. Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Pardubice
2007 Assoc. Prof. Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
2001 Ph.D. Faculty of Medicine, Palacky University, Olomouc
1998 Ing. Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Pardubice

Research stays

2011 University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK)
2009 Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA)
2005 Vital Probes Inc. (Scranton, PA, USA)
2004 TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory (Rijswijk, Netherland)
2001 Max-Planck Institute (Berlin, Germany)
2001 FOI NBC-Defense (Umea, Sweden)
1997 Fed Armed Forces Medical Academy (Munich, Germany)
1995 Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)

Scientific output

70 research articles
> 1 400 citations
H-index 24
4 book chapters


2010 Best Teacher Award, Faculty of Pharmacy, Charles University, Hradec Králové
2009 Best Poster Award, 3rd Central and Eastern European Proteomics Conference in Budapest, Hungary
2006 Award of Excellence for the best poster, 5th International Conference on Tularemia, Woods Hole, USA



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