Seminar: Mgr. Tomáš Moravec, Ph.D.
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
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.