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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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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.