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PERSONAL DETAILS:
Name: Martin Srnec
Nationality: Czech
Title: Ph.D.
Office address: J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry, AS CR, v.v.i.


RESEARCH INTEREST AND SKILLS:
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Theoretical bioinorganic chemistry and spectroscopy
  • Metalloenzymatic and inorganic catalysis
  • Interactions inbiomolecular systems
  • QM/MM approaches
  • Experience with VTVH MCD and NRVS spectroscopy (and analysis of spectroscopic data)

EDUCATION:
2005-2010 PhD degree Department of Modeling of Properties of Bio- and Nanostructures at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague.
Dissertation thesis: "Catalytic and Electronic Properties of Redox-Active and Transition-Metal Complexes: Insights from Computational Chemistry", supervised by Dr. L. Rulíšek (Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry ASCR, Prague - IOCB). [pdf-link]
2007 RNDr. degree
2000-2005 MSc. degree Department of Physical and Macromolecular Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague Diploma thesis: "IIa-VIa Diatomics and Their Oligomers: Theoretical Study" supervised by Prof. Rudolf Zahradník (Institute of Physical Chemistry ASCR, Prague - IPCH)

LIST OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Employment:
2013-present researcher at IPCH
2005-present researcher at IOCB (from 2013: 12% part-time job)
2002-2005 technical assistant at IPCH

Research experience:
2011-2013 postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. E. I. Solomon (Stanford University, USA); both experimental and theoretical experiences in bioinorganic spectroscopy and reactivity
2012 beam time in Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
2011 beam time in Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, USA
2010 stay in the group of Prof. E. I. Solomon (Stanford University, USA)
2008 stay in the group of Prof. U. Ryde (Lund University, Sweden)
2008 stay in the group of Prof. E. I. Solomon (Stanford University, USA)
2007 European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry (Sicily)
2004 stay in the group of Prof. J.-M. Lehn (Strasbourg, France)
2004 School in Spectroscopic Methods and Their Applications (IPCH, Prague)

Lectures and Invited Lectures
2017 ACS Meeting, Washington DC, USA (Invited)
2017 ECOSTBio conference, Lisbon Portugalngton DC, USA (Invited)
2016 ACS Meeting, San Diego USA (Invited)
2014 Central European Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, Nagyborzsony Hungary (Invited)
2013 5th Japan-CzechoSlovak Symposium of Theoretical Chemistry, Nara Japan (Invited)
2009 3rd Japan-Czech-Slovak Symposium on Theoretical Chemistry, Bratislava (Invited)

TEACHING:
2015-present Faculty of Science, Charles University: Master/PhD course on Computational modeling of chemical reactions and enzymatic catalysis (in English)
2016-present Bachelor course at Charles University “Chemical Structure B” on quantum chemistry and molecular spectroscopy (in Czech)

AWARDS:
2009 Scopus Award 2009
2010 Participant of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting 2010
2014-2018 The J. E. Purkyně Fellowship provided by the Academy of Science CR
2015 O. Wichterle Premium [pdf-link]

GRANTS:
2015-2017 Junior project supported by Czech Grant Agency: Redox Properties and Reactivities of Nonheme Iron Active Sites.
2018-2020 Senior project supported by Czech Grant Agency: Radical catalysis of enzymatic and biomimetic polynuclear transition-metal active sites.


COLLABORATORS:
Prof. Edward I. Solomon [link]
Dr. Lubomír Rulíšek [link]
Prof. Jana Roithová [link]
Dr. Jakub Chalupský [link]