Institute director

Prof. Jan Konvalinka, Ph.D.

Jan Konvalinka studied biochemistry at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. From 1987 to 1991, he undertook his postgraduate studies at IOCB Prague, where her would return in 1997 after completing research internships in London at Birkbeck College, at Cardiff University, and in Heidelberg and Hamburg. He heads the Proteases of Human Pathogens research group as Distinguished Chair.

From 2014 to 2022, he served as Vice-Rector for Science and Research at Charles University. He is a member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic and other scientific organizations, and he is also the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Neuron Endowment Fund.

In May 2022, based on a recommendation by the IOCB Board, he has been appointed the new director of IOCB Prague for a five-year term. He took office on 1 June 2022.