MHKo

This is an official website of Michal H. Kolář - a theoretical biophysicist based in Prague, Czech Republic. Welcome!

I meant to keep this site serious and research-oriented, but I might be diverging occasionally. My expertise ranges from high-level quantum chemistry to large-scale simulations of biomolecules. Please visit my research page to learn more about my work.

I like traveling by train and dislike tomatoes. I share my flat with four beloved ladies - one wife and three daughters. I'm enthusiastic about science but somewhat tend to downshifting. Every summer, I spent two wonderful weeks co-organizing Běstvina summer school for gifted teenagers.

Experience

since 2018
assistant professor at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic
since 2016
with Helmut Grubmüller at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany
2007-2016
with Pavel Hobza at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences Czech Republic, Prague
2014-2015
with Paolo Carloni in Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
2013/06
with Alberto Podjarny at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Illkirch, France (5 weeks)
2012/04
with Marcus Elstner at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (3 months)
2012/03
with Agnieszka Bronowska at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (3 weeks)
2010/09
with Pavel Hobza at Pohang University of Science and Technology (3 months)
2009/09
with Pavel Hobza at Pohang Pohang University of Science and Technology (3 months)

Education

2013
Ph.D. in molecular modeling from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
2009
MSc. in molecular modeling from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
2007
BSc. in chemistry from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Selected Awards

2013
Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship
2012
Jean-Marie Lehn award in Chemistry by Sanofi and French Embassy in Prague
2012
Czech Learned Society award for pedagogues
2012
fellowship of the Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences, Heidelberg

Publications

Please visit my Google Scholar account. Google tries hard to keep it up-to-date (and so do I). Apart from publications in impacted journals, I wrote a couple of popular-science articles to Vesmír and tutorial texts. All of the articles are also summarized on a dedicated page.