Staff  

Tarkowski Petr

Petr Tarkowski

Petr Tarkowski, doc., RNDr., Ph.D., graduated from Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc, in 1999 and obtained M.Sc in analytical chemistry. In 2003, he defended his doctoral thesis entitled Analytical methods in cytokinin research, biosynthesis of cytokinins and their interactions with auxins. In Oct 2003 - May 2005 he was as postdoctoral fellow at Umea Plant Science Centre in Umea, Sweden. He was a guest researcher in the Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University (March 2005). Since 2005 he has joined the staff of the Department of Biochemistry and in 2007 he became a senior lecturer. In 2011, he became associate professor in Biochemistry at Palacky University. Currently, he is a head of Core Facility and Research Support department (CRH). He is competent with various extraction, chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques and electrospray-mass spectrometry. His current fields of interest are cytokinin homeostasis, auxin-cytokinin crosstalk, the trace analysis of phytohormones including cytokinins and strigolactones by hyphenated techniques.

Béres Tibor

Tibor Béres

Tibor Béres, Mgr., Ph.D., graduated in Biology from the Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice in 2006. In 2011, he defended his doctoral thesis “Isolation, identification and quantification of cytokinin nucleotides by high performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis“ and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biology from Palacký University in Olomouc. After the graduation, he worked as a junior researcher at the Laboratory of Growth Regulators and Centre of the Haná Region. He completed several short-term research stays in Institut für Pharmazie, Pharmakognosie, University of Innsbruck in Austria and Umea Plant Science Centre in Sweden between the years 2010-2013. Currently, he works as a junior researcher at the Core Facility and Research Support department (CRH). Analysis of natural compounds using liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry is his research focus.

Ćavar Zeljković Sanja

Sanja Ćavar Zeljković

Sanja Ćavar Zeljković, Dr. sc., dipl. eng. chem. (born 1980), has graduated in Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She defended her doctoral thesis in 2010 at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, in Slovenia. In 2011 she was appointed the position of full-time Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, and part-time Assistant Professor at the International BURCH University of Sarajevo, at the Faculty of Genetics and Bioengineering. Her research and teaching activities were mainly focused on the chemistry of natural products. During her research career, she made connections with other researchers worldwide, developing in these way successful collaborations that resulted in several related publications. In 2012, as an Erasmus Mundus scholar, she spent one month in the Laboratory of Natural Product Chemistry, at the Faculty of Science, Warsaw University in Poland. Since 2013, she is a Junior Researcher at the Centre of the Region Hana for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Faculty of Science, Palacky University. Her work is mainly focused on the isolation and identification of different classes of secondary plant metabolites and phytohormones, synthesis and examination of oxidation reactions of natural occurring and synthetic plant hormones strigolactones. While working on of the synthesis of strigolactones, in 2014, she had two 2-months stays at Radboud University Nijemgen, Faculty of Science, Cluster for Molecular Chemistry, in the Netherlands. Currently, she has more than 30 publications listed in Web of Science® and more than 50 participations in international conferences. Besides, her teaching activities at the Centre are in the fields of organic chemistry and phytochemistry.

Rozhenalová Monika

Monika Rozhenalová

Monika Rozehnalová, Mgr. (born Jarošová, 1987) graduated from Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc in 2011 and obtained M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry. The diploma thesis entitled Analysis of coffee by atomic absorption spectrometry. She spent three months long study visit in Warsaw, Poland in Ewa Bulska´s laboratory in 2014. Since September 2015 she has been working part time at the Core Facility and Research Support department (CRH).


Bývalí zaměstnanci

Halouzka Rostislav

Rostislav Halouzka

Rostislav Halouzka, Mgr. (born 1989), graduated from Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc, where he obtained M.Sc. in biochemistry in 2014. His master thesis was entitled Selected chemical methods of honey analysis. His PhD-studies are focused on the plant hormones strigolactones under the supervision of Petr Tarkowski. The objective of the work is a development of methods for isolation and puricifation of strigolactones from the plants. Moreover he studies strigolactone oxidative biotransformation by cytochrome P450 monooxygenases.

Jaworek Pavel

Pavel Jaworek

Pavel Jaworek, Mgr. (born 1987), graduated from Faculty of Science, Palacky University in Olomouc, in 2012 and obtained M.Sc. in biochemistry (his master thesis was entitled Development of method for analysis of hydroxylated cytokinin derivatives). As a postgraduate student he focuses his research on the clarification of biosynthesis of cytokinins with aromatic side-chain under the leadership of Doc. RNDr. Petr Tarkowski, Ph.D. In general, he deals with the sample preparation and analysis of small molecules from plants, beside cytokinins e.g. polyamines or phenolic compounds. For the analytical purposes, he mainly utilizes liquid chromatography and electrospray mass spectrometry. He also gained some experience in the field of plant tissue culture during his short-term research stay in Belgium (Gent).