Profile

Research Interests

Organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, catalysis, synthesis and properties of π-electron systems, self-assembly on solid surfaces, on-surface chemistry, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and single-molecule devices

Education

1993-1994

Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Wolfgang Oppolzer, Université de Genève, Switzerland

1993

PhD (CSc.) in Organic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, under supervision of RNDr. Jiří Závada, DrSc. at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague

1988

M.Sc. (RNDr.) in Bioorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, under supervision of Prof. Ing. Pavel Kočovský, DrSc. at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague

Chronology of Employment

Since 1998

Senior Scientist and Project Leader, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague

Since 1993

She has joined the Department of Organic Chemistry, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague (formerly the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences)

Research Sabbaticals

2018

Visiting Professor at CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse, France

2016

Visiting Professor at Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo, Japan

2007

Visiting Professor at University of Burgundy, Dijon, France

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Appointments

Since 2018

Member of the CAS International Affairs Council

Since 2017

Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Symposiums on Novel Aromatics (ISNA)

Since 2016

Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Experientia Foundation (before Member of Board of Trustees: since 2013)

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Chairpersonships

Head of the Organising Committee of the Fifth International Symposium on the Synthesis and Application of Curved Organic π-Molecules & Materials (CURO-π5), 2024, Prague, Czech Republic

Head of the Organising Committee of the 10th French-Czech Vltava Chemistry Meeting – “Vltava 2019”, 2-3 September 2019, Prague, Czech Republic

Head of the Organising Committee of the 8th French-Czech Vltava Chemistry Meeting – “Vltava 2017”, 4-5 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Head of the Organising Committee of the 4th French-Czech Vltava Chemistry Meeting – “Vltava 2013”, 9-10 September 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Membership in Reviewing Boards

Since 2018

Member of the Jury of the Jean-Marie Lehn Chemistry Prize

Since 2018

Member of the Jury of the French Government Scholarships

Publications

81 original papers, 4 chapters in books / h-index: 29

Selected papers

An Ultimate Stereocontrol in Asymmetric Synthesis of Optically Pure Fully Aromatic Helicenes
An Ultimate Stereocontrol in Asymmetric Synthesis of Optically Pure Fully Aromatic Helicenes
Journal of the American Chemical Society 137 (26): 8469-8474 (2015)
The role of the helicity of small molecules in enantioselective \ncatalysis, molecular recognition, self-assembly, material science, \nbiology, and nanoscience is much less understood than that of point-, \naxial-, or planar-chiral molecules. To uncover the envisaged potential \nof helically chiral polyaromatics represented by iconic helicenes, their\n availability in an optically pure form through asymmetric synthesis is \nurgently needed. We provide a solution to this problem present since the\n birth of helicene chemistry in 1956 by developing a general synthetic \nmethodology for the preparation of uniformly enantiopure fully aromatic \n[5]-, [6]-, and [7]helicenes and their functionalized derivatives. [2 + 2\n + 2] Cycloisomerization of chiral triynes combined with asymmetric \ntransformation of the first kind (ultimately controlled by the \n1,3-allylic-type strain) is central to this endeavor. The \npoint-to-helical chirality transfer utilizing a traceless chiral \nauxiliary…

Latest publications

Nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis and quantum chemical calculations applied to investigation of acid–base and electromigration properties of azahelicenes
Electrophoresis 43 (5-6): 696-707 (2022)
Synthesis of (Di)thiahelicenes and Dithiophenohelicenes by [2+2+2] Cycloisomerization of Alkynes
Helvetica Chimica Acta 105 (3): e202100225 (2022)
On‐Surface Synthesis of Polyferrocenylene and its Single‐Chain Conformational and Electrical Transport Properties
Advanced Functional Materials 31 (5): 2006391 (2021)
Quantum dissipation driven by electron transfer within a single molecule investigated with atomic force microscopy
Nature Communications 11: 1337 (2020)