Biography

Miroslav Soural

Assoc. Prof. of Organic Chemistry
Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine                                                                                                                        Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Palacky University in Olomouc                                                                                                                                                         Hnevotinska 5, 779 00 Olomouc, Czech Republic   


Mirek was born in 1978 in Olomouc, Czech Republic. After finishing his doctoral studies under supervision of prof. Jan Hlavac in 2006, he moved to group of prof. Viktor Krchnak at the University of Notre Dame (IL, USA), where he was developing solid-phase synthesis strategies for the preparation of various heterocyclic compounds and novel tools for combinatorial chemistry. After his postdoc experience, Mirek returned back to Olomouc, where he started his independent research as an assistant professor in 2008. He was focused to preparation and study of selected heterocycles as a new drug candidates with submicromolar cytotoxicity and selectivity towards cancer cells. From 2012 he is associate professor at Department of Organic Chemistry at Palacký University Olomouc and also a senior researcher at the Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, where he is supervising a research group responsible for development of strategies for both solid-phase and solution phase synthesis of various pharmacologically promising substances. He is also employed as a toxicologist at University Hospital in Olomouc, where he is determining and quantifying toxins in biological material. He is married and has two kids.

EDUCATION

  • 01/2012 – Assoc. Prof. of Organic Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Organic Chemistry
  • 09/2006 – PhD. in Organic Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Organic Chemistry; Advisor: Prof. Jan Hlavac
  • 07/2002MSc. in Organic Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science, Dept. of Organic Chemistry; Advisor: Prof. Jan Hlavac

RESEARCH AND WORKING EXPERIENCE

  • 01/2012 – presentSenior researcher, Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine, Program of Medicinal Chemistry
  • 01/2008 – 12/2011Assistant professor, Department of Organic Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 01/2007 – 12/2007Research Associate – Postdoc, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Notre Dame University (IN, USA); Advisor: prof. Viktor Krchnak
  • 09/2002 – 12/2006Researcher (PhD. student), Department of Organic Chemistry, Palacky University Olomouc
  • 09/2002 – presentToxicologist, University Hospital Olomouc

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Solid-phase organic synthesis and combinatorial chemistry
  • Heterocyclic chemistry
  • Medicinal and bioorganic chemistry

MEMBERSHIP

  • Czech Chemical Society
  • ACS Combinatorial Science (Journal advisory board)

PUBLICATIONS

  • 61 original articles in impacted journals (first/corresponding author 36x)
  • 3 book chapters
  • 7 patents (6 x CZ patents, 1 x WO application)