Martin Falk was born on May 14, 1976, in Teplice, Czech Republic. He is currently the Head of Laboratory of Chromatin Function, Damage and Repair at IBP ASCR Brno (from 2011). His research Interests include: Higher-order chromatin structure in nuclear processes, biological effects of different kinds of ionizing radiation, radiotherapy and cell radio-sensitization, mechanisms of DNA double-strand break repair and formation of chromosome translocations, mechanisms of leukemias development, and pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy. In 2000, Professor Falk graduated in molecular biology and genetics from the Faculty of Science, University of Masaryk. In 2004, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Faculty of Science, University of Masaryk in cell and molecular biology. In 2008, he got his liscense as a Radiation Protection Officer and Qualified Expert in Radiation Protection. During 2000-2001, he was employed at the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty Hospital Brno, and in 2001–2002 he worked in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Masaryk, Brno, Czech Republic. Professor Falk received several Awards including The prize of Institute of Biophysics of ASCR for excellent young scientists (in 2004) and The Premium of Otto Wichterle for outstanding young scientist, devoted by the Academy of Sciences of CR (2009). He has membership in the following organisations: G Mendel Genetical Society (GSGM), Czech Microscopic Association, Society for Radiobiology and Crisis Planning under the Czech Medical Society of J.E. Purkyne, and Center of Accelerators and Nuclear Analytical Methods (CANAM) (Committee Member).
Biography Updated on 29 August 2012