The Faculty of Pharmacy has a new team of Vice-Deans
The Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, David Vetchý, presented a proposal of the new management of the faculty to the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Pharmacy, which expressed its consent to its composition. The new management of the Faculty of Pharmacy consists of the Dean, four Vice-Deans and the Faculty bursar.
Introduction of the Dean and the Vice-Deans
Dean David Vetchý
is a graduate of both the Faculty of Science MU and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Veterinary and Pharmaceutical University (VFU) Brno. In 2009, he was appointed associate professor of Pharmaceutical Technology - Galenic Pharmacy at the VFU Brno. He has been the head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, VFU Brno; now the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, MU since 2012.
His scientific activities focus on developing and evaluating dosage forms based on controlled release polymers, the preparation of dosage forms with poorly soluble and absorbable drugs, and the development and evaluation of solid forms with specific, practically usable properties.
Vice-Dean for International Relations and Internationalization Karel Šmejkal
is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy VFU Brno. In 2020, on the proposal of the Scientific Board of Charles University, he was appointed professor of Pharmacognosy. Since 2016, he has been the head of the Department of Natural Medicines of the Faculty of Pharmacy, MU, formerly the Institute of Natural Medicines, Faculty of Pharmacy, VFU Brno.
As the Vice-Dean and Statutory Deputy Dean, he will be responsible for international relations and internationalization, the English study program, the presentation of the Faculty at the international level, and the involvement of the Faculty in international projects.
His scientific work focuses on isolating natural substances with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and cytotoxic activity, especially prenylated phenols.
Vice-Dean for External Relations, Strategy, and Development Jakub Treml
is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy VFU Brno. He received the PharmDr. Degree in Pharmacognosy and Ph.D. degree at the same Faculty and in the same field. Since 2020, he has been the head of the Department of Molecular Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, MU.
His scientific work focuses on determining the biological activity of natural and synthetic substances, specifically antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antidiabetic activity in vitro determined on cell cultures using molecular biological methods. He also determines antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity on various bacteria.
In the role of vice-dean, he will coordinate the transfer of the Faculty to the University Campus in Bohunice, the strategic development of the Faculty, and the external relations of the Faculty.
Vice-Dean for Education Tünde Ambrus
is a graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy VFU Brno. At the same Faculty, she also received the PharmDr. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Social Pharmacy-Pharmacy. Since 2008 she has been working at the Department of Applied Pharmacy; since February 2018, she was appointed the Vice-Dean for Education of the Faculty of Pharmacy VFU Brno and since July 2020 Vice-Dean for Education of the Faculty of Pharmacy MU.
In her scientific activities, she focuses on selected issues of the historical development of pharmacy, especially in Central Europe, the social aspects of the pharmaceutical profession, and the position of pharmacy in society.
The Vice-Dean for Education is responsible for managing study affairs in the Czech Master's study program, cooperation in the English study program, rigorous proceedings, including coordination of quality assurance and evaluation and accreditation of undergraduate study programs.
Vice-Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies Pavel Bobáľ
is a graduate of the Faculty of Chemical Technology of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. In 2019, he was appointed associate professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Charles University. Since 2009 he has been working at the Department of Chemical Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, VFU Brno, then MU; he previously worked in the industry to develop syntheses of active pharmaceutical substances.
His scientific activities focus on developing new synthetic approaches for the synthesis of biologically active molecules, the medicinal chemistry of anticancer drugs, and the development of new fluorophores for the detection of biomolecules.
As the vice-dean, he will be responsible for science, research, project support, doctoral studies, knowledge, and technology transfer, contract research, and publishing.