Petr Galuszka (born in 1974)


  • 1997 – graduated from Palacký University, M.Sc. (biology and chemistry)
  • 1997 – research assistant at the Department of Biochemistry
  • 1998 – 2002 – Ph.D., Faculty of Science, Palacký University


  • 2007 – Associate Professor in Plant Physiology
  • 2010 – up to now – Senior Researcher and head of the Department of Molecular Biology of the “Centre of the region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research”

Research orientation:

  • biochemistry and molecular biology of cytokinin oxidase from cereals
  • 34 papers published, 67 conference presentations

International experience:

  • 2000 (3 months) – research stay at the Department of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • 2001/2002 (4 months) – research stay at the Department of Biology, University Roma Tre, Italy

Grants and projects:

  • GA522/10/1141: Tissue and organelle-specific compartmentation of the metabolism and perception of cytokinins (2010-2014), principal investigator
  • GA522/06/0703: Physiological responses of plants with endogenously regulated cytokinin levels (2006-2008), principal investigator
  • GP204/03/P103: Study of the “in vivo” expression of the genes responsible for degradation of cytokinins in plants of agricultural importance (2003-2005), principal investigator
  • CZ-9: Cereal plants with altered cytokinin content, (2006-2007 ), coordinator
  • University development fund, Ministry of education, Czech Republic (FRVŠ): 2005 #2161 Inovace předmětu Laboratorní technika pro biochemiky