Vladimír Varga – Biography

Scientific career

since 2016

Research group leader (IMG fellow) at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

November 2011
– December 2015

Postdoctoral research assistant in the laboratory of Prof. Keith Gull at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, UK

September 2003
– October 2009

Ph.D. and post-doctoral study in the laboratory of Prof. Jonathon Howard at Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany

Ph.D. thesis- Characterization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae kinesin-8 by single-molecule fluorescence microscopy- defended in 2008, at the Technical University Dresden

September 1999
– May 2003

Master in the Laboratory of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, headed by Prof. Jan Tachezy, at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague
Master’s thesis- Cyclophilins of Trichomonas vaginalis

September 2000
– May 2003

Several short-term (1 – 6 weeks) scientific visits to the laboratory of Prof. Theresia Thalhammer, Department of Pathophysiology, General Hospital, Vienna, Austria


2017 – 2021

EMBO Installation Grant

2016 – 2021

J.E. Purkyně Fellowship of the Czech Academy of Sciences

2009 – 2011

Long Term Fellowship of the European Molecular Biology Organization


Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society