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Seminar: Mgr. Tomáš Moravec, Ph.D.

Mgr. Tomáš Moravec, Ph.D. - Use of plants for the expression of medicinal substances (the lecture will be in Czech)
When Nov 13, 2018
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
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Use of plants for the expression of medicinal substances




Mgr. Tomáš Moravec, Ph.D.

(Institute of  Experimental Botany, Praha)


Plants are very clever and at the same time unassuming chemical factory. How far are our efforts to use them for the expression of medical substances and how much more has to be missed?



  • 1990-1993      Bachelor in chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague
  • 1993-1995      Master in Biochemistry, Charles University, Prague
  • 1995-2001      PhD at the Department Plant Protection, Czech Agricultural University, Prague


  • 2001-2002      postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Experimental Botany
  • 2002-2007     postdoctoral position, Beachy lab, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, USA
  • 2007-today    research scientist at the Institute of Experimental Botany, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2015-today    head of Laboratory of Virology, Institute of Experimental Botany

Short stays (1-3 months):

  • 1997              Stay at the Plant Pathology Department with dr. Thomas L. German, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • 1998              Stay at the Laboratoire de Virologie-Immunologie, INRA with dr. C. Kerlan, France
  • 2001              Stay at Max Planck Institute, Golm, Germany

Research interests:

Detection of plant viruses, development of virus resistant plants interaction of viral RNA and coat proteins, use of plant viral vectors to express pharmaceutical proteins, medication of leguminous seeds as production platform for vaccine production. 


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Published: Nov 06, 2018 12:00 AM

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