RNDr. Hana Kovářová, CSc.

Curriculum vitae

2014-2016 Head of laboratory, Laboratory of Applied Proteome Analysis
2007-2012 Deputy Director for Research and Development, Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics
2002-2013 Scientist, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Germ cells
1992-2002 Institute of Imunology and Radiobiology, Purkyne Medical Academy in Hradec Kralove
1976-1992 Departmentr of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Hradec Kralove
1972-1976 Ph.D. study of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Hradec Kralove


Major scientific interests

  • Proteomics approaches to reveal the biochemical mechanisms underlying:

    • mammalian reproductive system
    • response of cancer cells to anti-cancer therapeutics and cancer resistance
    • neural differentiation of pluripotent cells


Research experience

2006-2009 Center of cell therapy and tissue repair (MSMT, Czech Republic)
2007-2011 Center for cancer proteomics (MSMT, Czech Republic)
2010-2012 Proteomic characterisation of spinal cord injury and selection of cells suitable for transplantation therapy (Czech-US Contact, MSMT, Czech Republic)
2011-2014 Biomedical models of mini pigs to test new therapies of spinal injury and neurodegenerative diseases (TACR, Czech Republic)
2010-2015 EXAM – Experimental Animal Models ( MSMT, EU OP VaVpI)


Fellowships, prizes

2008 Arnold Beckman Award for Proteomics
2007 Best poster Award; SEPROT/EuPA Congress, Valencia, Spain
2004 Award for the best publication IAPG AS CR in 2004
2001 Welcome Trust Travel Award
1994 Czech Society for Clinical Biochemistry Award for best publication


Membership in academic councils and editorial boards


Since 1994 Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Since 2005 Czech Proteomic Section /td>
Since 2004 Founder of European Proteomics Association
2002-2012 ESF Steering committee member for Functional Genomics
Since 2005 President of Czech Proteomic Society
Since 2004 Founder and Board Member of Central and Eastern Proteomic Conference

Membership in Editorial Boards

  Member, Editorial board of the Proteomics; the Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment; the Current Analytical Chemistry; International Journal of Proteomics; Proteomics Clinical Applications
  Editor of special issue of Proteomics:“ Stem Cell Proteomics (2011)


Research fellowships and Collaborations

  • Prof. M. Marsala, Laboratory, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California , San Diego, USA
  • Dr. Bernd Wollscheid, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology (IMSB), ETH, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Jennifer Van Eyk, JHU-Bayview Proteomics Cente, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • Prof. Karel Smetana Jr., Institute of Anatomy, 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague
  • Prof. Ing. Vladimir Havlicek, Dr., Laboratory of Molecular Structure Characterization
  • Institute of Microbiology AS CR, v.v.i., Prague



  • Author or co-author of publications: PubMed

  • Invited speaker