Research activities

Catalysis, hydrogenation and dehydrogenation, temperature-programmed desorption

CV

Since 2012: ICT Prague, Drugs and Biomaterials PhD program
Since 2012: Member of the research team at the Department of Organic Technology, ICT Prague
2009 - 2012: ICT Prague, Drug Production master degree program
Thesis title: Temperature-programmed desorption of amines from Pd- and Pt-catalyst surfaces
2006 - 2009: ICT Prague, Drug Production and Synthesis bachelor degree program
Thesis title: Dehydrogenation of cyclopentanol to cyclopentanone – technology aspects

Internships

5/2011 - 11/2011: IAESTE internship at ETH Zürich in corporation with Empa Dübendorf (Switzerland)
Topic: Determination of biogenic vs. fossil CO2 emissions during waste incineration
10/2009 - 12/2009: Internship at ALS Laboratory Group Prague (Czech Republic)
Topic: Chemical-analytical analysis of water

Conferences

2012: 44th Symposium on Catalysis (talk) – Prague, Czech Republic

Current research project

The research is focused on the development of a simple diagnostic device (diagnostic strip) based on Lateral Flow Immunoassay (LFIA) for early-stage diagnostics of urogenital cancer diseases (bladder cancer, ovarian cancer, prostate cancer). These diseases were chosen because of the high prevalence and mortality and their biomarkers in urine that is an easily obtainable matrix. Diagnostic strip allows early and easy detection of pathological processes (“yes/no” answer) taking place in the body long time before the patient can even recognize the first signs of the disease that are primary leading them to medical facilities for expert examination. Thanks to this, it is possible to initiate appropriate therapy already in the early stages of the disease when the prognosis of treatment success is significantly higher.