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Kejnovský Eduard

Doc., RNDr., CSc.
September 1, 1966 in Znojmo

  • Genomics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2019

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1985: secondary school, Znojmo
  • 1985-1990: master study, biology - genetics, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1990-1995: PhD study, biophysics, Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno
  • 2009: habilitation in molecular biology and genetics, Faculty of Sciences, Masaryk University, Brno

Employment and academic positions

  • 1990-1995: PhD student, Department of conformation properties of nucleic acids, Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno
  • 1995-present: scientist, senior scientist, group leader, Department of Plant Developmental Genetics, Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno
  • 2000: visiting scientist at Department of Biology, North Carolina University at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  • 2011-2014: group leader, Genome Dynamics Group, CEITEC, Brno 

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 2016-present: member of Scientific council, Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno
  • 2010-2014: member of Scientific council, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2017-present: panel member of Czech Science Foundation

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • Czechoslovak biological society

Selected publications

  • Guiblet W, Cremona M, Cechova M, Harris R, Kejnovska I, Kejnovsky E, Eckert KA, Chiaromonte F, Makova KD (2018) Long-read sequencing technology indicates genome-wide effects of non-B DNA on polymerization speed and error rate. Genome Research 28, 1767-1778.
  • Trifonov EN and Kejnovsky E (2015) Acytota – associated kingdom of neglected life. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 34, 1641-1648.
  • Lexa M, Kejnovsky E, Steflova P, Konvalinova H, Vorlickova M, Vyskot B (2014) Quadruplex-forming sequences occupy discrete regions inside plant LTR retrotransposons. Nucleic Acids Research 42, 968-978.
  • Michalovova M, Vyskot B, Kejnovsky E (2013) Analysis of plastid and mitochondrial DNA insertions in the nucleus (NUPTs and NUMTs) of six plant species: size, relative age and chromosomal localization. Heredity 111, 314-320.
  • Kejnovský E., Leitch I, Leitch A (2009). Contrasting evolutionary dynamics between angiosperm and mammalian genomes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24, 572-582.
  • Marais GAB, Nicolas M, Bergero R, Chambrier P, Kejnovsky E, Moneger F, Hobza R, Widmer A, Charlesworth D (2008) Evidence for degeneration of the Y chromosome in the dioecious plant Silene latifolia. Current Biology 18, 1-5.
  • Matsunaga S, Isono E, Kejnovský E, Vyskot B, Doležel J, Kawano S and Charlesworth D (2003) Duplicative transfer of a MADS box gene to a plant Y chromosome. Molecular Biology and Evolution 20, 1062-1069.
  • Kejnovský E and Kypr J (1997) DNA extraction by zinc. Nucleic Acids Research 25, 1870-1871.

Kejnovsky E, Hawkins JS, Feschotte C (2012) Plant transposable elements: biology and evolution. Diversity of genomes in plants. Ed. by J.F. Wendel, I. Leitch, J. Dolezel, Greilhuber (Springer)

Kejnovský E: Tajemství genů – od vzniku života po genom člověka (Story of genes – from the origin of life to the human genome) (Academia 2015) (popularization book in Czech)

27 articles in Vesmír (Czech popularization magazine) – years 2000-2019

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.