prof. MUDr. Pavel Martásek, DrSc.
In his scientific work, Prof. Martásek utilizes his personal clinical experience, his extensive knowledge of internal medicine with a special focus on diseases with a hereditary component, and also his experience from active research in the field of pathobiochemistry. Interest in the study of the molecular basis of diseases led Prof. Martásek into the field of molecular and structural biology. Prof. Martásek is an internationally renowned expert in the research field of structural-functional determinants of the synthesis of gaseous molecules, which are important agents in normal and pathologic conditions, and in the field of heme synthesis and degradation.
His deep insight into many metabolic pathways in health and disease, personal discoveries in the cloning of genes responsible for inherited diseases and protein, and recombinant protein purification at the beginning of the nineties led to the collaboration of Dr. Martásek with many prominent scientific teams in Europe, USA and Japan and enabled his primary direction of and participation in many collaborative research projects (INSERM, NIH). He spent many years as a visiting professor at the University of Paris VII, at universities in New York and Texas, and as a scientist at the Jacques Monod Institute in Paris.