Jaroslav Doležel (born in 1954)

Education:

  • Ing. (=MSc.) in Horticulture, Faculty of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Brno (1978)
  • CSc. (= Ph.D.) in Genetics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague (1983); DrSc. (= DSc.) in Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (2001)
  • Doc. (= Assoc. Prof.) in Botany, Palacký University in Olomouc (2001)
  • professorship in molecular biology and genetics, Masaryk University in Brno (2013)

Employment:

  • 1983-1985 – Institute of Experimental Botany, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Olomouc, Junior Scientist
  • 1985-1986 – ENEA, C.R.E. Casaccia, Italy, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 1986-1994 – Institute of Experimental Botany, Department of Plant Biotechnology, Olomouc, Senior Scientist
  • 1994 – present – Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cytometry, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Laboratory Director
  • 1997 – present – Olomouc Research Centre, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Head of the Centre
  • 1992 – 2002 – Palacký University in Olomouc, School of Natural Sciences, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Lecturer
  • 2002 – present – Palacký University in Olomouc, School of Natural Sciences, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Associated Professor
  • 2010 – present – Centre of the Region Haná for Agricultural and Biotechnological Research, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Head of Department of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, and Scientific Director of the Centre

Research orientation:

  • plant genome structure and evolution, application of flow cytometry to analyze nuclear genome, analysis of long-range molecular organization of plant chromosomes, development of chromosome genomics to support mapping and sequencing complex genomes of agricultural crops, interaction and evolution of parental genomes in hybrid and polyploid plants
  • edited two scientific books and published over 150 papers, which were cited over 3,300 times according to ISI WoS, with h-index = 29

International experience:

  • 1985-1986 – 1 year postdoc in ENEA, C.R.E. Casaccia, Italy
  • 1987-1997 – 12 short-tem (1 week – 4 months) fellowships in 7 countries, Lecturing at 12 training courses abroad (Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, Poland, Austria, Uruguay); 32 invited talks at foreign universities and research institutes; 24 invited talks at international conferences abroad; FAO/IAEA expert for plant genetics and biotechnology, technical cooperation programs with developing countries
  • 1998 – 2007 – President, Genetics Improvement Working Group, PROMUSA, Global Programme for Banana and Plantain Improvement, Montpellier, France
  • 2005 – present – Member of the Management Committee of the Global Consortium for Musa Genomics, Montpellier, France
  • 2005 – present – Member of the Management Committee of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, Bethesda, USA

Grants and projects:

  • principal investigator and/or team member in 22 national (GA ČR, MŠMT, NAZV in Czech Republic) and international projects (NSF and USDA in USA)
  • Leader of the research program Novel materials and methods for plant breeding at the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research