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Homola Jiří

Prof. Ing., CSc. DSc.
born January 4, 1965 in Nové Město na Moravě

  • Biophotonics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2015

Education and professional carreer

  • 1988, MSc. (Ing.) in Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague
  • 1993, Ph.D. (CSc.) in Electrical Engineering, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2009, DSc. in Technical Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 2009, Associate Professor in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics, Charles University, Prague
  • 2014, Professor in Quantum Optics and Optoelectronics, Charles University, Prague

Employment and academic positions

  • 1993 – 2003, Research Scientist, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 1997 – 1999, Research Associate, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 1999 – 2001, Research Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2001 – 2002, Research Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2003 – 2009, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2002 – 2012, Chair of Department of Optical Sensors, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2002 – 2012, Head of Photonics Division, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague
  • 2009 – now, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2012 – now, Director, Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the CAS, Prague

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 2010 – 2014, Member of the Expert Commission for Technical Sciences and Engineering of the Research and Development Council
  • 2012 – now, Member of Supervisory Board, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS
  • 2018 – now, Chairman of Commission for Defending Doctor of Technical Sciences Theses in the field of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Photonics, Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2018 – now, Member of Czech Technical University Scientific Council, Prague

Membership in selected International organizations and societies

  • 2002 – now, Senior Member of IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 2006 – 2010, Member of NATO Chemistry/Biology/Physics (CBP) Advisory Panel
  • 2007 – 2015, Member of Editorial Board of Journal of Sensors (Hindawi)
  • 2011 – 2017, Member of International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer)
  • 2004 – 2018, Member of Editorial Board of Sensors and Actuators B (Elsevier)
  • 2019 – now, Editor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier)

Notable awards

  • 2003, Otto Wichterle Award, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2006, Roche Prize for Sensor Technology, Germany
  • 2009, Czech Head for Inventiveness
  • 2011, Premium Academiae, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • 2012, Fellow of SPIE, SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, USA
  • 2014, Award for Outstanding Research, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, of the Czech Republic

Selected publications

  • J. Homola (editor): Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Sensors, Springer, 2006.
  • J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance sensors for detection of chemical and biological species, Chemical Reviews, 108, 462-493 (2008).
  • M. Piliarik; M. Vala; I. Tichý; J. Homola: Compact and low-cost biosensor based on novel approach to spectroscopy of surface plasmons, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 24 3430–3435 (2009).
  • H. Šípová, S. Zhang, A. M. Dudley, D. Galas, K. Wang, J. Homola: Surface plasmon resonance biosensor for rapid label-free detection of microRNA at subfemtomole level, Analytical Chemistry, 82, 10110–10115 (2010).
  • T. Špringer, M. Bocková, J. Homola: Label-free biosensing in complex media: a referencing approach, Analytical Chemistry, 85, 5637–5640 (2013).
  • H. Šípová, T. Špringer, D. Rejman, O. Šimák, M. Petrová, P. Novák, Š. Rosenbergová, O. Páv, R. Liboska, I. Barvík, J. Štěpánek, I. Rosenberg, J. Homola: 5’-O-Methylphosphonate nucleic acids (MEPNA) – new modified DNAs that increase the E. coli RNase H cleavage rate of hybrid duplexes, Nucleic Acids Research, 42, 5378–5389 (2014).
  • N. S. Lynn, J. Homola: Biosensor enhancement using grooved micromixers: part I, numerical studies, Analytical Chemistry, 87, 5516–5523 (2015).
  • J. A. Jackman, B. Špačková, E. Linardy, M. C. Kim, B. Yoon, J. Homola, and N.-J. Cho: Nanoplasmonic ruler to measure lipid vesicle deformation, Chemical Communications, 52, 76-79 (2016).
  • B. Špačková, N. S. Lynn Jr., J. Slabý, H. Šípová, J. Homola: A route to superior performance of a nanoplasmonic biosensor: consideration of both photonic and mass transport aspects, ACS Photonics, 5, 1019-1025 (2018).
  • M. Bocková, J. Slabý, T. Špringer, J. Homola: Advances in Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging and Microscopy and Their Biological Applications, Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry, 12, 151–176 (2019).

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25.07.19

Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.

23.07.19

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.

07.07.19

The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.