Curriculum vitae

Personal data

Name: Martina Pichrtová
Academic degrees: RNDr., Ph.D.
Birth:1985 in Prague
Nationality: Czech
State: single, 2 sons (2016 - Filip, 2017 - Ondřej)

Education

2009-2014: PhD study: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany
Thesis topic: Stress resistance of polar hydro-terrestrial algae Zygnema spp. (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta)
Supervisor: Doc. RNDr. Yvonne Němcová, PhD.
Consultant: Doc. Ing. Josef Elster, CSc.

2007-2009: Master study: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany
Thesis topic: Shape dynamics of silica structures in synurophytes
Supervisor: Doc. RNDr. Yvonne Němcová, PhD.

2004-2007: Bachelor study: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, subject field Biology
Thesis topic: The impact of environmental factors on morphological variation of silica structures in chrysophytes (Synurophyceae)
Supervisor: Doc. RNDr. Yvonne Němcová, PhD.

Scientific employment

since 2018: assistant professor at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany

2010-2017: research assistant at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany

2010-2015: doctoral student at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Botany, Třeboň - part time position

Stays abroad

1.7. – 5.8. 2016: Research stay: University of Innsbruck, Austria
9.5. – 13.5. 2016: Research stay: Helmholz Zentrum München, Germany
2.10. – 23.12. 2015: Research stay: University of Innsbruck, Austria
31.7. – 14.8. 2015: Field research stay: Svalbard, Norway
2.5. – 31.5. 2013: Research stay: University of Innsbruck, Austria
9.4. – 15.4. 2012: Field research stay: Svalbard, Norway
14.8. – 2.9. 2011: Field research stay: Svalbard, Norway
24.2. – 1.7. 2011: Research stay: University of Innsbruck, Austria
18.6. - 17.7. 2010: Field research stay: Svalbard, Norway
22.5. - 2.6. 2010: Research stay: British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
15. - 29.8. 2008: Field research stay: Scientific research station Abisko, Sweden
March – June 2008: Erasmus: Innsbruck, Austria

Memberships in scientific organisations

Since 2007: member of the Czech Phycological Society
Since 2015: secretary of the Czech Phycological Society

Projects

Principal investigator

2015-2017: Czech Science Foundation project (GAČR) 15-34645L: Colonisation of land by conjugating green algae.

2013-2014: Charles University Science Foundation Grant GAUK 794413: Production of resting stages and desiccation resistance of the alga Zygnema

2013: AKTION Austria-Czech Republic No. 65p5: Stress resistance of selected streptophyte algae – application of various scientific approaches

Member of the team

2011-2013: EU 7th Framework Programme "Development of an innovative, completely automated antifouling test system for professional examinations of marine coatings" - principal investigator Mgr. Pavel Škaloud, PhD.

2012-2016: Czech Science Foundation Grant (GAČR)"Integrated taxonomic and diversity research of subaerial epiphytic green algae in the Mediterranean ecosystems" – principal investigator RNDr. Jiří Neustupa, PhD.

2011: Grant FRVŠ „Internetová studijní databáze šupinatých chrysomonád - ekologie protist on-line“ (Educational algal web-database of silica-scaled chrysophytes) – principal investigator Mgr. Pavel Škaloud, PhD.

2010-2012: Grant GAČR „Diversita a evoluce třídy Eustigmatophyceae“ (Diversity and evolution of the algal class Eustigmatophyceae) – principal investigator Mgr. Marek Eliáš, PhD.

2008-2010: GAČR „Ekologické aspekty fenotypové plasticity křemičitých šupin chrysomonád (Synurophyceae)“ (Ecological aspects of phenotypic plasticity in chrysophyte silica scales (Synurophyceae)) – principal investigator RNDr. Yvonne Němcová, PhD.

2007-2009: GAČR – „Diverzita, ekologické preference a reprodukční biologie sladkovodních epipelických rozsivek“ (Diversity, ecological preferences and reproductive biology of freshwater epipelic diatoms) – principal investigator Doc. RNDr. Aloisie Poulíčková, CSc.

2006-2008: GAUK „Morfologie křemičitých struktur vybraných zástupců třídy Synurophyceae v závislosti na podmínkách prostředí“ (Morphology of silica structures of representatives of the class Synurophyceae in relation to environmental factors) – principal investigator Mgr. Magda Škaloudová

Awards

2015: "Dean's Prize" for the best doctoral thesis.

2015: "Česká hlava" award, category "Doctorandus" for the best doctoral thesis in natural sciences.

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