"The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first."
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
"Cheerfulness is a kind of courage"
In June 2011 I successfully finished a master study programme "Pharmacy" at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové at Charles University in Prague. Later that year I started a doctoral study programme at the same faculty, at the Department of Analytical Chemistry. The research projects I have been so far involved in included environmental, food and bio- analysis and were based on ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.
In October 2012 I left for a long-term internship in Amsterdam to work under a supervision of prof. Ron Heeren at FOM-Institute AMOLF in Biomolecular Imaging Mass Spectrometry group. Since mid-March 2013 I am an official PhD student of AMOLF. I am working on a project "E-biobanking with imaging for healthcare" employing state-of-the-art mass spectrometry imaging knowledge.
I am a huge lover of science and creativity. I admire people who are real experts in their fields and those who have a broad base of knowledge. I am fully identified with the famous Einstein's quote: "Everybody is a genius. But judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid." I am keen on discussions. I appreciate everyone who has his own aim and never loses faith in it.
I am a great enthusiast of any sort of chronicles and archives. I am keen on noting down remarks and observations from trips and journeys and also from casual days. I enjoy writing personal comments on movies and literature.
I started with athletics when I was 14. My professional career is associated with a Czech athletic club TJ SG Sokol Plzeň Petřín. In 2008 I began with race walking, cooperating with the trainer Ivo Piták and his SportPit Team. At the moment, I do not train with the aim to race anymore. I run for fun and couple times a year I take part in a half-marathon race. I am a big fan of sports as it helps me to keep my head clear for the science-related part of my life.