Scientific Board

 The Scientific Board

Assoc. Prof. Radislav Sedlacek, PhD

Member of BIOCEV Council, Head of Functional Genomics program, Head of Infrastructure – Czech Center for Phenogenomics (CCP).

Radislav Sedláček is one of the leading experts in the field of transgenic and gene-modified organisms, especially geneticaly modified mouse models. R. Sedlacek came to the Institute of Molecular Genetics after long-term foreign residence and his main task was to establish transgenic technology in the Czech Republic so that we are not dependent only on foreign workplaces.


MUDr. Alena Zumrová, Ph.D.

She has been working since 1982 at the Department of Child Neurology at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital in Prague.In 2008, she founded the Motol University Hospital Hereditary Ataxia Centre with nationwide coverage, which in 2018 was awarded the status of a reference centre within the European Reference Network for Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND). It focuses on neurodevelopmental, neurometabolic, neurodegenerative and neurogenetic rare diseases.

prof. MUDr. Jiří Forejt, DrSc.

In his research, Jiří Forejt researches mouse genome as a model for understanding the origins of new species and for studying the inheritance of human development and human diseases.The mouse inbred strains PWD / Ph and PWK / Ph, which originated in his laboratory more than 30 years ago are used in genetic laboratories on four continents and its chromosomal substitution strains has been taken over by the Jackson Laboratory as reference in the USA and serve as a biomedical model for systemic genetics.




Ing. Radoslav Hajgajda

Chairman and co-founder of the Association, Oliver’s dad
Initiator of basic research on rare diseases



Ing. Lenka Matějková

Co-founder of the Association, Oliver’s mom
PR communication, contact for journalists
Project Director



Mgr. Tatiana Aghová, Ph.D.

I am a scientist and curator of the exhibition The Gene Age ( I enjoy working in the molecular lab as much as popularizing science. I am convinced that basic research is of great importance to our lives,even if it is not always apparent at first sight. That is why it is a great honour to be part of the Gene Therapy Association and to bring science and public communication together.