Martina Mackova received in 1993 a Ph.D. degree. From 1993 to 2001, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (ICT Prague). She served at Utah State University from 1995 to 1996 as a Visiting Professor, and in 2002 as an Associate Professor, and in 2006 as a Professor. From 2002 to 2006, she worked as an Associate Professor of microbiology at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (ICT Prague). Since 2006, she has been working as a Professor of microbiology. She taught courses and lectures on environmental microbiology and biochemistry, industrial microbiology, general microbiology, and genetically modified organisms. Her specialization main fields are environmental microbiology, biochemistry, and enzymology. Her current research interest are among isolation and characterization of microbial and plant enzymes, metabolism and transformation (degradation) of organic xenobiotics (PCBs, PAHs), identification of the products and intermediates, studying of the role of enzymes involved in transformation of xenobiotics, cooperation of different organisms, microbe-plant interactions, taxonomic and functional microbial diversity, microbial metagenomics, transgenic plants for phytoremediation, and antimicrobial peptides of plant and insect origin.
Biography Updated on 3 March 2012