Academic Bodies

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-Deans to by him specified extent. Economy and internal administration of the faculty are managed by the Secretary. The Chairman of the faculty's Academic Senate is also a member of the faculty management.


doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D.
+420 585 634 001

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.

Martin Kubala has been leading the Faculty of Science in his second term of office since February 1, 2022.

Chairman of the Academic Senate

doc. Mgr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
+420 585 631 547

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,
Statutory representative

prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr.
+420 585 634 272

  • 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
  • Fischer scholarships

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 cited more than 2,800 times, and he is the author of Conceptual Issues of 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. Since 2018 he has been the Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Faculty of Science. He was also a member of the government commission for the evaluation of research intentions. He was chairing a conference within SPIE Security + Defense symposium for many years. Currently, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports, he is involved in the evaluation of EC projects and he is the Czech representative in the Quantum Community Network.

He actively participated in popularization of science, he is the founder and co-organizer of Olomouc Kaleidoscope of Physics. 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. Jan Hlaváč, Ph.D.
+420 775 370 586

  • organizing Scholarly Board meetings
  • proceedings to grand associate or full professorship
  • support for the establishment of scientific teams
  • support for the renewal of equipment for scientific and creative work

Prof. RNDr. Jan Hlaváč, Ph.D., (*1969) is a graduate of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc. There he also received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1997. He was appointed associate professor in the same field in 2001 and professor in 2015.

His research is focused on the development of new synthetic methods usable for the preparation of organic compounds, synthesis of compounds with antitumor activity, systems for targeted drug delivery and drug release, and more recently in the development of new fluorescent probes to detect various biochemical processes and the presence of relevant biomolecules inside cells. He published the results of his research as a co-author in more than 90 scientific articles, which were cited more than 750 times.

He gained experience in managing human resources and scientific projects through his many years as head of the Department of Organic Chemistry, as well as chairing the Expert Group of Organic, Bioorganic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of the Czech Chemical Society, GACR panel, Experientia Foundation Grant Committee, etc.

As a solver or co-solver, he has participated in a number of research projects focused on organic or medicinal chemistry. His research work included students of all levels of study and a number of workers from abroad as part of their postdoctoral internship.

In his free time, he looks for new challenges in the field of care for marine animals, sports cynology and the development of his physical and mental capacities for the restful survival of today.

Vice-Dean for Study, Education and Social Matters
Mgr. Jan Říha, Ph.D.
+420 585 634 104

  • running and auditing agenda of Bachelor and Master study programmes from admissions procedure to graduation
  • appointing members of committees for Bachelor's and Master's final state examinations
  • proposing the granting of merit and social scholarships
  • dealing with student disciplinary issues
  • supervising activities of Department of Foreign Languages and Department of Teacher Training

Mgr. Jan Říha, Ph.D., (* 1973) graduated in Teaching Training in Mathematics and Physics at the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc. There he also completed his doctoral studies in General Physics and Mathematical Physics. Since 1999 he has worked at the Department of Theoretical Physics, UP Faculty of Science, since its abolition in 2006 he has been a member of the Department of Experimental Physics.

He deals with the optical activity of crystals, the application of the Wolfram Mathematica program in the natural sciences and the didactics of physics. As the main solver, he participated in the development of the faculty of several OP HRD, EC OP and OP RDE projects. As part of his pedagogical activities, he conducts mathematics seminars for physicists and mathematical software seminars, participates in teaching electromagnetic field theory, ray and wave optics, electricity and magnetism, the basics of modern physics and quantum molecule theory.

Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr.
+420 585 634 532

  • agenda associated with doctoral studies
  • communication with study field committees and individual workplaces regarding doctoral study standards
  • preparation of new accreditation of doctoral study programmes
  • guaranteeing Research stays within doctoral studies and the course Management of science and research

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 is a (co)author of about 100 publications, of which 68 are registered at WoS and have been cited more than 1,500 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 solver or co-solver 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 and he is also organizationally active. Since 2010, he has been the Head of the Department of Geology at the Faculty of Science 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 Editorial Board 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
Mgr. Ota Blahoušek
+420 585 634 853

  • developing cooperation with high schools, especially the partner ones, and collaborating organizations
  • guarantor of information about faculty for employees and the public (faculty Newsletter, website, social media)
  • guarantor of faculty promotional materials, ensures participation of faculty at university fairs
  • student competitions
  • patronage of popularization activities (Science Fair, Night of Scientists etc.) and cooperation with Fort Science and Botanical Garden
  • taking part in activities leading to better employability of faculty graduates (Window into Practice)
  • cooperation with graduates, guarantor of annual graduations
  • developing area of employee and student care
  • support of faculty student organizations

Mgr. Ota Blahoušek (*1974) is a graduate of the Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, majoring in Systematic Biology and Ecology. Since 1999 he has been working as a specialist and secretary for science in the Laboratory of Growth Regulators, the joint laboratory of Palacký University in Olomouc and the Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

He studied cytokinins, their role in the interactions of plants and their pathogens. In 2004, he completed a three-month internship at the Department of Plant Systems Biology at the Research Department of the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology and Ghent University in Belgium. He was a member of the Czech Society of Experimental Plant Biology and the Phytochemical Society of Europe. In the years 2002-2006 he was a member of the Academic Senate of the UP Faculty of Science.

In the years 2008–2015, he ensured the creation of multimedia materials in a number of EC OP projects intended for the development of communication and e-learning. He also participated in the graphic and technical preparation of the Bulletin of the Czech Society of Experimental Plant Biology, the annual reports of the Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research. In 2001–2020 he was a member of the expert committee for ensuring the welfare of experimental animals.

He provides part of the administrative affairs of the department (preparation of accreditation materials, schedule creation, publishing activities), preparation and production of promotional, graphic and multimedia materials, websites, Facebook, Instagram, conference preparation.

He specializes in photography and video production, collaborates on the creation of documents with environmental and scientific topics. He spends his free time with his family, camera, drone or cycling - ideally all together in nature.

Secretary of the Faculty

Ing. Lenka Káňová
+420 585 634 008

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

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

doc. RNDr. Lucie Brulíková, Ph.D.
Dept. of Organic Chemistry
+420 58563 4464

RNDr. Jan Brus, Ph.D.
Dept. of Geoinformatics
+420 58563 4546

doc. Mgr. Petr Dvořák, Ph.D.
Dept. of Botany
+420 58563 4080

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. Robin Kundrata, Ph.D.
Dept. of Zoology
+420 58562 4208

prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
Dept. of Optics
+420 58563 4100

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

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

RNDr. Rostislav Vodák, Ph.D.
Dept. of Mathematical Analysis and Applications of Mathematics
+420 58563 4604


Bc. Alžběta Andrýsková
2nd Vice-chairman

Mgr. René Jirmus

Mgr. Radana Koudelíková

Mgr. Gabriela Pačková

Bc. Daniel Staník

Mgr. Jan Stehlík

Mgr. Ludmila Včelařová

Target groups

Economic Committee

doc. RNDr. Petr Bednář, Ph.D. – Chairman
doc. Mrg. Michal Botur, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jan Brus, Ph.D.
doc. Mgr. Petr Dvořák, Ph.D.
RNDr. Miloš Fňukal, Ph.D.
Mgr. René Jirmus
Bc. Daniel Staník

Legislative Committee

doc. RNDr. Marek Jukl, Ph.D. – Chairman
doc. RNDr. Lucie Brulíková, Ph.D.
RNDr. Tomáš Fürst, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
Mgr. Lukáš Richterek, Ph.D.
Mgr. Jan Stehlík
Mrg. Ludmila Včelařová

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, Ph.D., DSc.
prof. Mgr. Radomír Halaš, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Karel Hron, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Tomáš Masopust, Ph.D., DSc.

prof. Mgr. Jaromír Fiurášek, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Martin Kubala, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Libor Machala, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Tomáš Opatrný, Dr.
prof. RNDr. Jan Peřina, Ph.D.

doc. Ing. Radovan Herchel, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Jan Hlaváč, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Libor Kvítek, CSc.
prof. RNDr. Karel Lemr, Ph.D.
prof. Mgr. Marek Petřivalský, Dr.

Biology and Ecology:
prof. Ing. Stanislav Bureš, CSc.
prof. Ing. Jaroslav Doležel, DrSc.
prof. Ing. Aleš Lebeda, DrSc.
doc. Mgr. Ondřej Novák, Ph.D.
prof. MVDr. Emil Tkadlec, CSc.

Earth Sciences:
prof. RNDr. Marián Halás, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Ivo Machar, Ph.D.
prof. RNDr. Vilém Pechanec, Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Ondřej Šráček, Ph.D., M.Sc.

External members of Scholarly Board:

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

prof. RNDr. Vladimír Baumruk, DrSc., Charles University
doc. Dr. Mgr. Kamil Postava, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
doc. RNDr. Vladimír Špunda, CSc., University of Ostrava

prof. Ing. Radek Cibulka, Ph.D., University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
prof. PharmDr. Lucie Nováková, Ph.D., Charles University

Biology and Ecology:
prof. PharmDr. Petr Babula, Ph.D., Masaryk University
prof. RNDr. Břetislav Brzobohatý, CSc., Mendel University in Brno

Earth Sciences:
Ing., Dr. sc. agr., Dr. sc. habil. Miroslava Bavorová, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
doc. RNDr. Jan Hradecký, Ph.D., University of Ostrava
prof. RNDr. Petr Kubíček, CSc., 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
Bc. Alžběta Andrýsková 2. Vice-chairman of Academic Senate
prof. RNDr. Miloslav Dušek, Dr. – Vice-Dean for International Relations, statutory representative of the Dean
prof. RNDr. Jan Hlaváč, 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
Mgr. Ota Blahoušek – Vice-Dean for External Relations
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


Mgr. Jiří Kvita, Ph.D. – Chairman
doc. RNDr. Michal Krupka, Ph.D. – Vice-chairman
doc. Mgr. Jindřich Frajer, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Petr Hašler, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jana Skopalová, Ph.D.


Mgr. Jan Chasák
Mgr. Adam Stražovec

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

Disciplinary Committee

Disciplinary Committee 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 Committee 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 Committee members is a maximum of two years.

Members of the Disciplinary Committee


doc. RNDr. Lucie Brulíková, Ph.D. – Chairwoman
prof. Mgr. Ondřej Bábek, Dr.
Mgr. Jan Říha, Ph.D.


Mgr. Kateřina Cermanová
Mgr. Michal Koutný
Mgr. Ludmila Včelařová

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.
doc. 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.
doc. 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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