Academic Authorities

Dignitaries of the Faculty

The faculty is led by the Dean. He acts and decides in the affairs of the faculty on its behalf. The Dean is represented by the Vice-Dean to by him specified extent. Economy and internal administration of the faculty are managed by the Secretary. Another management member is also the Chairman of the faculty's Academic Senate.


doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D.
585 634 001

Doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D., graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague. He majored in Physics specialized in Biophysics and Chemical Physics. He completed his Doctoral studies at the same faculty and worked there as an Assistant for one year. Since 2005 he has been working in Biophysics at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc where he habilitated in 2010.

He specializes in the use of optical spectroscopy to study the relationship between the structure and properties of organic molecules and especially biological macromolecules. He has been working on one of the most important animal cell enzymes, sodium-potassium pump, where he, in addition to its structure and function, also analyzes its interactions with pharmacologically important substances.

He also devotes great effort to the educational part of academic work. At the Department of Biophysics he has built the field of Molecular Biophysics and is the guarantor of Bachelor's and Follow-up Master's Study programs. His pioneering actions in the field of popularization are projects Badatel and Newton for secondary school students, which help motivate the most talented students to study in Olomouc.

Chairman of the Academic Senate

doc. Mgr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
585 631 547

Doc. Mgr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D., is a graduate of the study programme Optics and Optoelectronics at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University in Olomouc. He defended his dissertation entitled "Experimental quantum information processing with photon pairs" in 2012. In the same year, he was awarded the Siemens Prize for it. He has been a member of the Joint Laboratory of Optics since his doctoral studies. From 2008 to 2014 he was also a researcher at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and between 2004 and 2010 he was a physics teacher at the Slovanské gymnázium (Slavonic Grammar School) in Olomouc.

The main focus of his scientific activities is the field of experimental quantum optics and quantum information processing. Within this scientific discipline, he conducts the works of Bachelor, Master and Doctoral students and cooperates intensively with colleagues from abroad. His habilitation thesis, defended in 2016, is also devoted to quantum information processing. In recent years, he has been participating in the development of optical methods for cultural heritage research within the framework of interdisciplinary cooperation.

Karel Lemr participates not only in teaching university students, but also in popularizing physics towards the public. He participates in popularization projects organized by both the university and other educational entities.


Vice-Dean for International Relations,
Statutary representative

prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr.
585 634 272

  • international mobility of students and academics
  • internationalization of studies and workplaces of the faculty
  • promotion of the faculty abroad and providing information about the faculty in English

Prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr. (*1964), studied Quantum and Nonlinear Optics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University in Prague, where he also received his doctorate. Since 1994 he has been working at the Department of Optics of the Faculty of Science, UP. In 2007 he was appointed a Professor.

He has been dealing with quantum optics and quantum processing and information transfer. In the 1990s, he was involved in the development of a prototype device for quantum distribution of a cryptographic key. He has written more than 80 scientific publications quoted more than 2,500 times, and the author of Conceptual Questions Quantum Theory monography. He briefly worked at Boston University (1999) and at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (2001).

In 2010-2014 he was the Vice-Dean for External Relations, and since 2010 he has been member of the Scientific Council of the faculty. He was also a member of the inter-disciplinary commission for the evaluation of research intentions. Currently, he is a member of the board of editors of Scientific Reports, he is chairing a conference within SPIE Security + Defense symposium, he is involved in the evaluation of EC projects and a member of the Quantum Community Network.

He actively participated in popularization of science, he is the founder and co-organizer of Olomouc based Physics kaleidoscope. During his time at the Optics Department, he has been involved in the administration of many research projects. He participates in teaching courses of Bachelor, Master as well as Doctoral degree programmes. Under his leadership, seven doctoral candidates have successfully completed their studies.

Vice-Dean for Science and Research
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
585 634 415

  • organizing Scholarly Board meetings
  • proceedings to grand associate or full professorship
  • appointing members of committees and opponents for rigorous proceedings
  • FRUP and IGA institutional grants
  • supporting participation of faculty workplaces in grant competitions

Prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D. (*1963), graduated from the Faculty of Science, Palacký University, where he majored in Analytical Chemistry. He was appointed Associate Professor in 1998 and Professor in 2003.

After completing his studies, he worked at the department of quality of Farmak Olomouc, then as a researcher at the Research Institute for Pharmacy and Biochemistry, its experimental pilot operation in Olomouc. In December 1992 he returned to the Department of Analytical Chemistry, where he has been studying mass spectrometry and separation methods. The research includes study of the basic processes influencing chemical analysis by these methods, the development of an original ion source for surface analysis and a number of applications, for example from the field of toxicological analysis. He is the co-author of more than 130 professional publications that have been cited more than 1,900 times. He is the Hanuš Medal alumni awarded by the Czech Chemical Society.

As an administrator and co-administrator he has participated in a number of research projects. His teaching activities include lectures and seminars focused on the basics of Analytical Chemistry, separation methods and mass spectrometry. Under his leadership, eight bachelor, 27 diploma and seven dissertation papers have been defended.

Professor Lemr is a member of the Permanent Committee for Doctoral Dissertation Defense (DrSc.), the panel and the field committee of the GAČR, the Committee of the Doctoral Study Programme of Chemistry and Food Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology, and the Chair of the Doctoral Committee of the Doctoral Study of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, UP. He was a member of the Expert Committee on the Inherent Science and Engineering of the Council for Research, Development and Innovation, the Council of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, or the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Science, UP. He is a member of Czech and foreign expert societies.

He is married, has four children and two grandchildren, his son also works at the Faculty of Science. In his spare time, he likes to play hockey, tennis, or read some non-fiction or a good detective novel.

Vice-Dean for Study, Education and Social Matters
Mgr. Jan Říha, Ph.D.
585 634 104

  • running and auditing agenda of bachelor and follow-up master study programmes from admissions procedure to graduation
  • appointing members of final state examination committees of Bachelor and follow-up Master programmes
  • proposing grant of merit and social scholarships
  • dealing with student disciplinary issues
  • supervising activities of Department of Foreign Languages and Department of Teacher Training

Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr.
585 634 532

  • in charge of agenda associated with doctoral studies
  • Fischer scholarships
  • communication with study field committees and individual workplaces regarding doctoral study standards
  • preparation of a new PGS accreditation
  • guaranteeing Scientific-research internships within doctoral studies

Prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr. (* 1969) is a graduate of the Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno, specializing in Geology and Geochemistry. He was appointed an Associate Professor in 2005 and a Professor in 2014.

Since 1996, he has been working at the Department of Geology of the Faculty of Science at Palacký University Olomouc; in 2006-2017 he also worked at the Institute of Geological Sciences at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno. His main professional interest is stratigraphy and its application in paleoclimatology, the history of sea level changes and the history of anthropogenic contamination. So far, he has published about 100 publications, of which 68 are registered at WoS and have been cited more than 1,400 times; his h-index is 24. He has been collecting material for his research all over the world, including Ireland, the French Pyrenees, the Alps, Belgium, Utah and Nevada, Siberia or southern China. He has been the administrator or co-researcher of over 10 GAČR projects and has been involved in solving other national and international projects.

Prof. Bábek teaches courses in historical and general geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy and paleoclimatology. Since 2010, he has been the Head of the Department of Geology at the Faculty of Science of UP, he is a former member of the Scholarly Board of the faculty and currently a member of the Scholarly Board of UP. He is active in national and international geological community, for example as a member of the Czech National Geological Committee, a former member of the P210 GAČR panel, a member of the Subcommission of Carboniferous Stratigraphy at IUGS, a member of the Bulletin of Geosciences or a national correspondent for the Czech Republic at the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS).

Ondřej Bábek is married and has two children. His hobbies include travelling connected with photography, especially in the mountains, he enjoys recreational sports (bike, cross-country skiing, tennis) and playing the banjo.

Vice-Dean for External Relations
prof. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D.
585 634 605

  • developing cooperation with high schools, especially the partner ones, and organizations focused on natural sciences in the Czech Republic
  • guarantor of information about faculty for employees and the public (faculty Newsletter, website, social media)
  • supervising faculty promotion materials, ensures participation of faculty at university fairs such as Gaudeamus
  • student scientific competitions
  • patronage of popularization activities (Science Fair, Night of Scientists etc.)
  • taking part in activities leading to better employability of faculty graduates (Window into Practice)
  • cooperation with graduates
  • developing area of employee care
  • support of faculty student organizations

Prof. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D. (*1981), studied Mathematics and its applications at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2013 and Professor in 2020.

Since 2007, he has been working at the Department of Mathematical Analysis and Mathematical Applications. His research focuses on multidimensional statistics, namely statistical analysis of composition data, i.e. statistical processing when interested in the relative structure of variables rather than their absolute values. Typically, these are concentrations, percentages or proportions with a wide range of applications in Geology, Chemometry, but also e.g. in Metabolomics. He has been active in publishing in this area, with almost 100 professional works and several chapters in books that are widely cited.

His teaching activity is also significant; at the faculty he teaches the basic course of probability and advanced courses of multidimensional data analysis. He also participates in academic life; in 2008-2011 he was a member of the faculty Academic Senate; and in 2014-2018 he was Chairman of the VPRO Mathematics and Computer Science.

In addition to working at the Faculty of Science, Professor Hron is very active in cooperation with secondary schools and the promoting Mathematics and Statistics in general. He has been working at Slovan Gymnasium in Olomouc (since 2005), and has also been involved in High school expert activity (SOČ), where he participates as a Supervisor of research papers, as well as a judge and a member of the Central Committee of the Czech High school expert activity. He is married, has two children and he devotes his free time mainly to choral singing and gardening.

Secretary of the Faculty

Ing. Lenka Káňová
585 634 008

Ing. Lenka Káňová (*1971) graduated from the Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Ostrava. She became the Secretary of the Faculty of Science on April 1, 2018.

Throughout her professional career she has been specializing in management, economics, accounting and administration. She started her career at ČSOB Bank, where her agenda covered medium-sized clients and loan management. She gained teaching experience while teaching economic subjects at secondary schools.

She worked as the Head of the Economic department and as a Financial manager of research and development projects supported by the European Union's operational programmes at the University of Ostrava for twelve years. In 2010 she became the Secretary of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and took charge of management and internal administration of the faculty, budgeting and controlling the budget, distribution of funds and monitoring of their drawing, administration of buildings and other assets including their acquisition, methodical management of all faculty departments regarding personnel and economic aspects.

Lenka Káňová has two children. In her spare time she likes to play sports, especially skiing, hiking and cycling.

Academic Senate

The Academic Senate of the faculty is its self-governing academic body. It represents academic staff (14 representatives) and students (7 representatives). It determines the long-term plan of the faculty in connection with the long-term aims of the university. It elects the Dean, approves the budget, decides on changes in the faculty structure, etc. It may also deal with current problems of students and employees.

Members of the Academic Senate


doc. Mgr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
Joint Laboratory of Optics
+420 58563 1547

RNDr. Miloš Fňukal, Ph.D.
1st Vice-chairman
Dept. of Geography
+420 58563 4504

doc. Mgr. Michal Botur, Ph.D.
Dept. of Algebra and Geometry
+420 58563 4640

doc. RNDr. Petr Bednář, Ph.D.
Dept. of Analytical Chemistry
+420 58563 4403

prof. RNDr. Martin Fellner, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Growth Regulators
+420 58563 4905

prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.
Dept. of Optics
+420 58563 4067

RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D
Dept. of Mathematical Analysis and Applications of Mathematics
+420 58563 4603

doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D.
Dept. of Algebra and Geometry
+420 58563 4649

doc. RNDr. Michal Krupka, Ph.D.
Dept. of Computer Science
+420 58563 4705

doc. RNDr. Lenka Luhová, Ph.D.
Dept. of Biochemistry
+420 58563 4925

doc. RNDr. Vladan Ondřej, Ph.D.
Dept. of Botany
+420 58563 4825

Mgr. Lukáš Richterek, Ph.D.
Dept. of Experimental Physics
+420 58563 4104

doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geography
+420 58563 4511

doc. RNDr. Miroslav Soural, Ph.D.
Dept. of Organic Chemistry
+420 58563 2196


Mgr. Viktorie Nesrstová
2nd Vice-chairman

Mgr. Šimon Bräuer

Mgr. Lucia Brisudová

Bc. Dominik Hlubek

Mgr. Kamil Kotrle

Mgr. Aleš Stejskal

Mgr. Ludmila Včelařová

Target groups

Economic Committee

prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D. – Chairperson
doc. RNDr. Petr Bednář, Ph.D.
doc. Mrg. Michal Botur, Ph.D.
RNDr. Miloš Fňukal, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Vladan Ondřej, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Irena Smolová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Viktorie Nesrstová


Legislative Committee

doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D. – Chairman
RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Miroslav Soural, Ph.D.
Mgr. Šimon Bräuer
Mgr. Lucia Brisudová
Mrg. Kamil Kotrle

Scholarly Board

The Scholarly Board is a self-governing body of the faculty. It discusses the long-term aims of the following activities: educational and scientific, research, development and innovation, artistic or other creative activities, elaborated in accordance with the long-term plan of the University. The Scholarly Board approves of study programmes to be carried out at the faculty, exercises competence in the proceedings to grant associate or full professorship. It comments on issues raised by the Dean.

Members of the Scholarly Board

Mathematics and Computer Science:
prof. RNDr. Radim Bělohlávek, DSc.
prof. Mgr. Radomír Halaš, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Petr Jančar, CSc.
doc. Mgr. Michal Botur, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D.

prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Miroslav Mašláň, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, Ph.D.
prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Ondřej Haderka, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D.

prof. RNDr. Ivo Frébort, CSc., Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Michal Otyepka, Ph.D.
prof. Mgr. Marek Šebela, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Jan Hlaváč, Ph.D.

Biology and Ecology:
prof. Ing. Stanislav Bureš, CSc.
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Doležel, DrSc.
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Dvořák, DrSc., Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Aleš Lebeda, DrSc.
prof. MVDr. Emil Tkadlec, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Kryštof, Ph.D.

Earth Sciences:
prof. Ing. Ondřej Šráček, Ph.D., M.Sc.
prof. RNDr. Vít Voženílek, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Marián Halás, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Ivo Machar, Ph.D.


External members of Scholarly Board:

Biology and Ecology:
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc., Mendel University in Brno
RNDr. Hana Sychrová, DrSc., Institute of Physiology CAS

prof. RNDr. Vladimír Baumruk, DrSc., Charles University
prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček, VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava
prof. RNDr. Jan Valenta, Ph.D., Charles University
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Špunda, CSc., University of Ostrava

prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Glatz, CSc., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Eva Tesařová, CSc., Charles University
prof. Martin Hof, Dr. rer. nat., DSc.,  J. Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry of the CAS, v. v. i.

Mathematics a Computer Science:
prof. RNDr. Roman Šimon Hilscher, DSc., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Antonín Kučera, Ph.D., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Josef Šlapal, CSc., University of Technology Brno

Earth Sciences:
prof. Ing. Václac Talhofer, CSc., University of Defence in Brno
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D., Masaryk University

Dean's Collegium

Dean's Collegium is the Dean's permanent advisory body. Members of the Dean's Collegium are Vice-Deans, Chairman of the Academic Senate, Secretary of the Faculty, Head of the Student Affairs Office and Head of the Personal and Payroll Department.

Members of Dean's Collegium

doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D. – Dean
doc. Mgr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D. – Chairman of the Academic Senate
Mgr. Vikorie Nesrstová 2. Vice-chairman of Academic Senate
prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr. – Vice-Dean for International Relations, statutory representative of the Dean
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D. – Vice-Dean for Science and Research
Mgr. Jan Říha, Ph.D. – Vice-Dean for Study
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr. – Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies
prof. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D. – Vice-Dean for External Cooperation
Ing. Lenka Káňová – Secretary of the Faculty
Mgr. Jiří Mazal – Head of the Student Affairs Office
Mgr. Dagmar Petrželová – Head of the Personal and Payroll Department

Ethics Committee

As of 1 January 2020, the Ethics Committee FS UP was esablished as another body of the Faculty of Science. Within the competence of the Committee falls:

  • issuing opinions on ethical issues, especially when assessing compliance with ethical standards for experiments conducted by employees of the FS UP or by students studying in degree programmes at the FS UP
  • assessing suspected violations of the UP Code of Ethics by employees of FS UP or by students studying in degree programmes at the FS UP
  • commenting on other ethical issues related to educational and creative activities of FS UP submitted to it by the Academic Senate of the FS UP or by the Dean of FS UP

Constitution of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Science UP (consolidated version no.1) in effect since October 15, 2020 (PrF-B-19/08-UZ01).
Amendment no.1 to the Constitution of the Ethics Committee of Faculty of Science UP in effect since October 15, 2020 (PrF-B-19/08-N01).

Members of the Ethics Committee


doc. RNDr. Mgr. Ivan Hadrián Tuf, Ph.D. – Chairman
RNDr. Rostislav Vodák, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jiří Kvita, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jana Skopalová, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Ivo Machar, Ph.D.


Mgr. Aneta Bužková
Mgr. Jan Roik

Resolutions on closed cases are available on the Czech version of this website. Other documents are available after login on

Disciplinary Commission

Disciplinary Commission of the faculty discusses disciplinary misdemeanors of students enrolled at the faculty and submits a proposal for decision to the Dean. Members of this board are appointed and removed from office by the Dean after being approved by the Senate. Candidates are chosen from members of academia, whereas one half of board members are students. A proposal for the appointment of a member of the Disciplinary Commission may be submitted by the Senate to the Dean; submission of the proposal by the Senate shall be deemed simultaneously as approval of appointment pursuant to the previous sentence. The term of office of Disciplinary Commission members is a maximum of two years.

Members of the Disciplinary Commission


RNDr. Eduard Bartl, Ph.D.
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr.
doc. RNDr. Petr Bednář, Ph.D.


Bc. Michal Jandík
Mgr. Jan Kollár
Mgr. Tomáš Komárek

Committee for Experimental Animals

With the effect from November 18, 2020 the expert committee for ensuring the welfare of experimental animals was established at the Faculty of Science UP as another academic body of the faculty.

According to paragraph 15g of Act 246/1992 the competence of the committee includes:

  • Providing advice to people who handle experimental animals,
  • Submission of proposals for measures to protect experimental animals,
  • Comments on the submitted projects of animal experiments,
  • Checking whether protocols specified in the respective experimental project are kept on experiments,
  • Preparation and submission of summary activity report to the state authority responsible for approving experimental projects.

Internal Standard of the Faculty of Science Use of test animals while conducting experiments in the wilderness (I. consolidated version), (PrF-B-20/04-UZ01)

Members of the Committee for Experimental Animals

Persons responsible for animal care:

Mgr. Peter Adamík, Ph.D.
Mgr. Miloš Krist, Ph.D.

Authorized qualified expert:

prof. MVDr. Emil Tkadlec, CSc.

Workplace expert committee:

doc. Mgr. Karel Weidinger, Dr. – Chairman
Mgr. Peter Adamík, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Jiří Bezdíček, Ph.D.
RNDr. Ivana Fellnerová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Miloš Krist, Ph.D.
prof. MVDr. Emil Tkadlec, CSc.
Mgr. Lukáš Weber

Emergency contacts can be found here (in Czech).

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