Hana Kovarova was born in Jablonec upon Nisa, Czech Republic, in 1949. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry at Charles University, Prague. Presently, she serves as a Senior Scientist and she has been involved in proteomics for over 15 years. Her research is based on basic science in biomedicine. Dr. Kovarova's main research interests include proteomics approaches to reveal the biochemical mechanisms underlying mammalian oocyte maturation, stem cells self renewal, and differentiation and response of cancer cells to anticancer therapeutics. Currently, she is Research and Development Vice director and heads the Proteomics Group at the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, http://www.iapg.cas.cz/. She is a Founder and President of the Czech Proteomic Society, http://www.czproteo.cz/index.en.php and http://2007.czproteo.cz and a Representative in European Proteomic Association. In addition, she serves as a Member of Steering Committee of European Science Foundation for Frontiers in Functional Genomics Program. Dr. Kovarova presently serves on the Editorial boards of current analytical chemistry, proteomics,and technology in cancer research and treatment.
Biography Updated on 12 July 2010