Our analogs may contribute to the development of more potent antibiotics

Bacterial resistance to classic antibiotics will soon become a huge problem all over the world. In the course of his research stay at Leopold-Franzens-Universität in Innsbruck, Austria, Lukáš Maier, an [...]
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We are preparing gels to reduce residual impurities in drugs

Special, highly porous gels prepared by Petr Slavík in the group of Professor David K. Smith at University of York, UK, have unique properties – they can be used as [...]
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We’re developing new analgesics for alleviating chronic pain

They have properties similar to morphine, but unlike traditional opioids, they exhibit fewer adverse side effects. In his research, Václav Havel is working on developing new effective analgesics derived from the [...]
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Tomáš Slanina

We seek to promote tissue regeneration after a heart attack using microRNA

Examining proteins, nucleic acids and other biomolecules is not a simple task. Therefore scientists often use photochemically controlled bioorthogonal reactions for their labelling. Tomáš Slanina, an Experientia Foundation grant recipient, [...]
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Our molecules might lead to the construction of a quantum computer

He likes technologies and is an ardent science fiction fan. It is no wonder that thanks to the Experientia Foundation grant, Andrej Jančařík went to study in France for one [...]
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Shapeshifting molecules can be used for lab-on-a-chip applications

They work like a Rubik’s Cube – they have many various combinations. Shapeshifting molecules, the synthesis of which was the focus of Jiří Šturala’s research stay at Durham University in the UK, have many [...]
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We are trying to understand what causes synapse elimination in the brain

How does the brain work? This is one of the most exciting questions that 21st-century science seeks to answer. Vojtěch Kapras was so fascinated with brain research that he decided [...]
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Our research contributes to innovation in molecular electronics

When it comes to the number of published articles, Tomáš Šolomek holds the record among all Experientia Foundation scholars. He explains that he has made a good use of his collaborations [...]
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C-H activation is the “holy grail” of synthetic chemistry

C-H activation, to which our scholar Vladislav Kotek dedicated his year-long stay in Prof. Lutz Ackermann’s research group at Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, is a modern, dare we say “trendy”,  chemical reaction. This can be [...]
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New kinase inhibitors can help treat diabetes and cancer

Kinase inhibitors play a role in the transmission of signals and regulate a variety of processes within the cell. The improper functioning of kinase enzymes can cause many diseases in [...]
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From Experientia Foundation grant to publication in nature

Our first grant recipient, Jakub Hývl, was so successful that he ended up publishing an article in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. Together with Nobel laureate Professor Richard R. Schrock, he presented research on specific catalysts [...]
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Scholar's List



Eva Bednářová

(PřF UK Praha)

Columbia University, Ney York, USA (group of prof. Baran)


Rafael Navrátil

(PřF UK Praha)

Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA (group of prof. Rovis)




Lukáš Maier

(Masarykova univerzita)

Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Austria (group of prof. Magauer)


Ondřej Baszczyňski

Univerzita Karlova v Praze

start-up grant


Petr Slavík

(VŠCHT Praha)

University of York, Great Britain (group of prof. Smith)


Václav Havel

(Masarykova univerzita Brno)

Columbia University, New York, USA (group of Prof. Sames)



Tomáš Slanina

Tomáš Slanina

(Masarykova univerzita Brno)

Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany (group of prof. Heckel)


Andrej Jančařík


National Centre for Scientific Research, France (group of dr. Gourdon)


Jiří Šturala

(VŠCHT Praha)

Durham University, Great Britain (group of dr. McGonigal)


Vojtěch Kapras


University of British Columbia, Canada (group of prof. Menard)




Tomáš Šolomek

(Masarykova univerzita Brno)

Universität Basel, Switzerland (group of prof. Mayor and dr. Juríček)


Vladislav Kotek

(VŠCHT Praha)

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (group of prof. Ackermann)


Filip Hessler

(PřF UK Praha)

Stanford University (group of prof. Wender)


Jakub Hývl


MIT (group of prof. Schrock, 2005 Nobel Prize winner)