Pavel Banáš


Doc. Mgr. Pavel Banáš, Ph.D.

Address: Šlechtitelů 27, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 779 00
Phone: +420 585 634 762, 773 653 503


He graduated from the Faculty of Science of Palacký University Olomouc in Analytical Chemistry and Applied Physics with a focus on Instrument Physics and Metrology. He received a doctorate in Physical Chemistry in 2009 and became associate professor in the same field in 2013. Until 2020, he acted as an associate professor in the Department of Physical Chemistry and the Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials of the Faculty of Science of Palacký University.

Between the years 2019 and 2020, he was a Vice-Rector for the Strategy of Science and Research of Palacký University.

As of 1 January 2021, he has hold the position of the Director of the Czech Advance Technology and Research Institute.

During his doctoral studies, he completed internships at SISSA—Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati in Trieste (Italy) and Uppsala Biomedical Centre (Sweden), then also at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (USA). Between the years 2006 and 2009 he was a researcher at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague and since 2009 he has been a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Brno.

His professional interest is the theoretical study of the structure and dynamics of nucleic acids and the development of theoretical methods for describing the conformative behaviour of biomolecules. In his research, he collaborates with experimental and theoretical teams from a number of international scientific institutions.

He‘s married with three great children—Kateřina, Marek and Antonín. As a former member of the Scouts, he likes to go trekking in the mountains and enjoys rock climbing.