Frantisek Vyskocil, RNDr, DrSc., d.h.c., is a Professor of physiology and neurobiology at Charles University, Prague, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He was born in 1941 in Pelhrimov, Czech Republic (Former Boehmen u. Maehren, Reichsprotektorat). He received his Rerum Naturale Doctor degree from the Charles University, Prague in 1963 and his D.S. degree in physiology from the Institute of Physiology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. He worked as a Senior Fogarty Visiting Scholar and Visiting Professor at the Department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, USA and Laboratory of Membrane Biophysics of the Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology, St. Petersburg. He was awarded twice a Prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prize of J. E. Purkynje of the Czech Medical Society, State Prize of Tatarstan and is a Member of The Czech Learned Society, The British Physiological Society and other professional organizations. He published 250 scientific publications, among them two monographies, 180 papers in international journals, such as Nature (3x), The Journal of Physiology-London (15x), and in other journals. His papers were quoted 3800 times (WoS and Medline databases) with mean citation rate 114 per year. Most cited are those on the ion sensitive electrodes (Citation Classic, Current Contents 15, 1989), ACh-receptor desensitization and nonquantal ACh release. His Hirsh index is 32. He also lectures in philosophy of science and religion.
Biography Updated on 15 January 2012