Mgr. Lukáš Spíchal, Ph.D.

  • 2002 M.Sc. in biology and chemistry received at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Rep.
  • 2005 Ph.D. in biology received at the Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Rep. Adviser: Prof. Miroslav Strnad.
  • since 2005 research assistant at Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • since 2008 research assistant at Institute of Experimental Botany ASCR, Czech Republic, group leader at Laboratory of Growth Regulators at the same institution.
  • since 2010 senior researcher and group leader at Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
International experience:
  • 2002 – 2012 Institute for Biology, Applied Genetics, Free University in Berlin, Germany; Prof. T. Schmülling, 17 months divided into 4 stays.
Research orientation:
  • Biology of plant hormones
  • Chemical biology of plant hormones
  • Plant phenotyping
  • above 35 papers published (37 entries at the Web of Science; 570 citations, h-index 13), 18 granted patents
Honours and awards:
  • 2012 – „The best R&D team competition“ at international Bioforum 2012, Brno, Czech Rep. (presenting member of the team).
Memberships in scientific societies:
  • Phytochemical Society of Europe
  • Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Czech Society for Experimental Plant Biology / Federation of Europian Societes of Plant Biology.