No events are planned

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.

Back to the list of articles



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.


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.


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.