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Klán Petr

Prof., RNDr., Ph.D.
Born April 29, 1963 in Příbram

  • Photochemistry; physical organic chemistry
  • Member of Learned Society since 2017

Educational and professional preparation

  • 2007, Professor, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2002, Associate Professor (habilitation), Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1998, Assistant Professor, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1998, Ph. D., Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA (chemistry; Prof. Peter J. Wagner)
  • 1986, M. S. (RNDr.), Masaryk University, Brno

Employment and academic positions

  • since 1998, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 1993-1998, graduate assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • 1991-1993, R&D position, Synthon, Netherlands at Lachema, Brno
  • 1986-1991, Lachema (a former pharmaceutical company), Brno
  • 2003-2010, vice-dean for research, development, foreign relations, and doctoral studies, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • since 2003, member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
  • since 2010, Member of the Scientific Board of RECETOX, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno
  • 2012-2016, member of the Czech Science Foundation evaluation panel

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • since 2008, national treasurer of the European Photochemistry Association

Notable awards

  • 2014, The Rudolf Lukeš Prize (awarded by the Czech Chemical Society)
  • 2013, The Award of the President of the Czech Science Foundation
  • 2009, The Rector's Award for Outstanding Creative Activity (Masaryk University, Brno)

Selected publications

  • Klán P., Wirz J. Photochemistry of Organic Compounds: From Concepts to Practice. Postgraduate Chemistry Series, Wiley, Chichester, 2009, 584 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4051-9088-6.
  • Šolomek T., Wirz J., Klán P. Searching for Improved Photoreleasing Abilities of Organic Molecules. Acc. Chem. Res. 2015, 48, 3064-3072.
  • Klán P., Šolomek T., Bochet C., Blanc A., Givens R. S., Rubina M., Popik V., Kostikov A., Wirz J. Photoremovable Protecting Groups in Chemistry and Biology: Reaction Mechanisms and Efficacy. Chem. Rev. 2013, 113, 119-191.
  • Palao E., Slanina T., Muchová L., Šolomek T., Vítek L., Klán P. Transition-Metal-Free CO-Releasing BODIPY Derivatives Activatable by Visible to NIR Light as Promising Bioactive Molecules. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 126-133.
  • Ludvíková L., Friš P., Heger D., Wirz J., Šebej P., Klán P. Photochemistry of Rose Bengal in Water and Acetonitrile: A Comprehensive Kinetic Analysis. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2016, 18, 16266-16273.
  • Horváth P., Šebej P., Šolomek T., Klán P. Small-Molecule Fluorophores with Large Stokes Shifts: 9-Iminopyronin Analogues as Clickable Tags. J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 1299-1311.
  • Kania R., K'Ekuboni Malongwe J., Nachtigallová D., Krausko J., Gladich I., Roesellová M., Heger D., Klán P. Spectroscopic Properties of Benzene at the Air–Ice Interface: A Combined Experimental-Computational Approach. J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 7535-7547.
  • Lovely Angel P. A., Slanina T., Šebej P., Šolomek T., Klán P. Fluorescein Analogue Xanthene-9-Carboxylic Acid: A Transition-Metal Free CO Releasing Molecule Activated by Green Light. Org. Lett. 2013, 15, 4552-4555.
  • Šebej P., Wintner J., Müller P., Slanina, T., Al Anshori J., Lovely Angel P. A., Klán P., Wirz J. Fluorescein Analogues as Photoremovable Protecting Groups Absorbing at ~520 nm. J. Org. Chem. 2013, 78, 1833-1843.
  • Šolomek T., Heger D., Ngoy B. P., Givens R. S., Klán P. The Pivotal Role of Oxyallyl Diradicals in Photo-Favorskii Rearrangements: Transient Spectroscopic and Computational Studies. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 15209-15215.

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.