Bohdan Schneider received his M.S. degree from the Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, in 1982, and his Ph.D. degree from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic, in 1989, in crystallography and drug design. For a postdoctoral stay, he joined Professor Helen Berman at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (1990–1992), where he worked on oligonucleotide crystallography and bioinformatics of nucleic acids (solvation, design of the NDB). After returning to Prague, he continued the research of DNA structure, dynamics, and mainly solvation. During his second stay at Rutgers with Professor Berman in 1998–2000, he worked on the design and maintenance of structural databases PDB and NDB. Currently, he works at the Institute of Biotechnology, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, where he studies nucleic acid structure and dynamics, protein-DNA, and protein-protein recognition and is responsible for developing a research program structural biology and protein engineering at the center BIOCEV (http://www.biocev.eu) that is being established with help from the European Regional Funds. His main scientific contributions include description of structural and dynamic features of RNA, DNA, and protein-DNA interactions. His earlier work dealt mainly with DNA solvation. For many years, he devoted a substantial part of his time to the service of the scientific community as a Coauthor of the NDB and also as a Long-Time Collaborator of the PDB. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals that have attracted over two thousand citations and have an H index of 21.
Biography Updated on 9 October 2014