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Prof. RNDr. Václav Pačes, DrSc.

Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic

Czech biochemist and in 2005 – 2009 the Chairman of the Academy of Sciences CR. Between 2010-2012 Chairman of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic. Engaged mainly in genomics.

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies:

  • Founder of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
  • Chairman of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2005-2009)
  • Chairman of Czech Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Former Director of The Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR
  • 1993-1997 Vice-Chairman of Czech Academy of Sciences

Membership in international organizations:

  • Federation of the European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) – Secretary General
  • European Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO)

Notable awards:

  • Gregor Mendel Medal (2012, Czech Academy of Science)
  • Slovak Academy of Science Medal (2009)
  • Czech Academy of Science Medal „De Scientia et Humanitate Optime Meritis" (2009)
  • Medal of Merit (2008)
  • Balling Medal (VŠCHT)
  • Emil Votocka Medal (Special award by University of Chemistry and Technology Prague)
  • State award for science (1989)
  • CSAS award (for promotion of science)
  • Award of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (CSAS)

Organization of conferences:

  • European Biochemical Congress (2009, Prague)
  • 1st Conference on Functional Genomics and Disease -ESF- (2003, Prague)
  • World Biochemical Congress (1988, Prague)