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Sklenář Vladimír

Prof., RNDr., DrSc.
Born April 16, 1951 in Brno

  • Physical chemistry
  • Member of Learned Society since 2002

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1969, graduate, secondary general education school, Brno, Lechova 63;
  • 1969-1974, Faculty of Natural Science (FS), Jan Evangelista Purkyně University (UJEP), Brno (chemistry);
  • 1975, RNDr., FS UJEP (physical chemistry);
  • 1985, CSc., Institute of Technology Brno (applied physics);
  • 1992, Associate Professor in physical chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague;
  • 1997, Full Professor of physical chemistry, Masaryk University (MU), Brno

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1976-1995, professional and scientific worker in various positions, Institute of Instrumental Technology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Brno;
  • 1986-1987, visiting fellow, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA);
  • 1992-1995, visiting scientist, Marion Merrel Dow Research Institute, Strasbourg, France;
  • 1995-present, FS MU, Department of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry;
  • 1996-2000, Deputy Head, Laboratory of the Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules;
  • 2000-present, Deputy Director, National Centre for Research on Biomolecules

Membership in domestic scientific bodies (selection):

  • 1998-present, Member, Scientific Councils: SC of MU;
  • 1999-presemt. SC, Faculty of Natural Science, MU;
  • 2000-2003, Charles University in Prague;
  • 1999-2002, Member, Commission for Defence of Theses in 14-04-9 Physical Chemistry and in 14-06-9 Chemical Physics;
  • 2003-present, Member, Commission for Defence of Doctoral Theses in Analytical Chemistry;
  • 2001-present, Member, Commission for Evaluation of Research Plans and Results of Institutional Research of the State Office for Nuclear Safety.

Membership and positions in international organizations and societies:

  • Member, International Society of Magnetic Resonance, Groupment Ampére
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Magnetic Resonance

Important awards:

  • 2001, Award, Learned Society (in the category of scientific worker)

Selected publications:

  • Sklenář V., Starčuk Z.: 1-2-1 Pulse Train: A New Effective Method of Selective Excitation for Proton NMR in Water. J. Magn. Reson. 50, 495 (1982)
  • Sklenář V., Miyashiro H., Zon G., Miles T., Bax A.: Assignment of the 31 P Resonances in Oligonucleotides by Two-dimensional NMR Spectroscopy. FEBS Letters 208, 94 (1986)
  • Sklenář V., Bax A.: Spin-Echo Water Suppression for the Generation of Pure-Phase Two-Dimensional NMR Spectra. J. Magn. Reson. 74, 469 (1987)
  • Sklenář V., Feigon J.: Formation of a Stable Triplex from a Single DNA Strand. Nature 345, 836 (1990)
  • Piotto M., Saudek V., Sklenář V.: Gradient-tailored Excitation for Single-quantum NMR Spectroscopy of Aqueous Solutions. J. Biomol. NMR 2, 661 (1992)
  • Sklenář V., Peterson R.D., Rejante M.R., Wang E., Feigon J.: Two-Dimensional Triple-Resonance HCNCH Experiment for Direct Correlation of Ribose H1' and Base H8, H6 Protons in 13C, 15N-Labeled RNA Oligonucleotides. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 115, 12181-12182 (1993)
  • Sklenář V.: Suppression of Radiation Damping in Multidimensional NMR Experiments Using Magnetic Field Gradients. J. Magn. Reson. Ser. A. 114, 132-135 (1995)
  • Fiala R., Czernek J., Sklenář V.: Transverse Relaxation Optimized Triple-Resonance NMR Experiments for Nucleic Acids. J. Biomol. NMR 16, 291-302 (2000)
  • Žídek L., Wu H., Feigon J., Sklenář V.: Measurement of Small Scalar and Dipolar Couplings in Purine and Pyrimidine Bases. J. Biomol. NMR 21, 153-160 (2001)
  • Munzarová M., Sklenář V. A DFT Analysis of NMR Scalar Interactions Across the Glycosidic Bond in DNA J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 125, 3649-3658 (2003)

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20.05.19

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.

19.05.19

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.

07.05.19

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.