Name Lankaš Filip
Position Scientist
Filip Lankaš

Filip Lankaš, Ph.D.


Prof. Pavel Hobza Research Team
Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, v.v.i.
Flemingovo nám. 2, CZ-166 10 Prague 6, Czech Republic

☎: (+420) 220 410 319

1997 Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Repuclic, Prague. Thesis: "Thermodynamics of Condensation Waves" (tutor prof. F. Maršík).
1991 Master (Ing.) in Mathematical Engineering, Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Czech Institute of Technology, Prague. Graduated with honors.
Academic positions
since 2008 J. E. Purkyně Research Fellow, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague.
2003-2007 Assistant, Laboratory of Computation and Visualization in Mathematics and Mechanics, Institute for Mathematics B, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne (with prof. J.H. Maddocks).
1997-2003 Visiting scientist, Dept. of Biophysics of Macromolecules, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ), Heidelberg (with prof. J. Langowski).
1997-2001 Junior researcher, J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague (with prof. P. Hobza).
Research interests
Multiscale modelling of biomolecules and biomolecular systems. Performing large-scale atomistic computer simulations and employing methods from statistical mechanics to construct molecular models at different levels of coarse-graining. Applying the models to problems of biological interest.
2007 Jan Evangelista Purkyně Fellowship.
2007 Certificate of qualification for University professor of theoretical, physical and analytical chemistry, from French Ministry of Education and Research.
2006 Best poster award, International Society for Quantum Biology and Pharmacology, President's meeting, Strasbourg.
1996 The Špaček Prize for Biomechanics.
since 2011 Course "Mesoscopic Modelling", Dept. of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague. This is a master course also suitable for PhD students. The topics include introduction to probability theory and stochastic processes, Brownian dynamics and its computer implementation, and application to biomolecular modelling. In Czech.
2004-2007 Course "Applied Mathematics" for chemistry and chemical engineering specialization (EPFL, bachelor 3rd semester). In French.
2005 Course of DNA modelling, Free University, Berlin. In English.
2001 Lecturer, Czech-German Summer Academy (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and J. Heyrovsky Institute, Prague). In English.
2001 Lecturer, Summer School of Computational Chemistry, J. Heyrovsky Institute, Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic. In English.
Scientific reporting and editing
  • Referee for scientific journals (J. Am. Chem. Soc., Nucleic Acids Res. etc.).
  • Book editor ("Computational Studies of RNA and DNA", Springer 2006 - with J. Šponer).
  • Referee for Ph.D. and diploma theses.
Language skills
  • English (The Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, level A).
  • French and German (fluent, written and spoken).
  • Italian (intermediate level).