Eva Syková - Curriculum Vitae#

Prof. Eva Syková, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
Born: July 24, 1944
Nationality: Czech


  • M.D. (1970) Medical Faculty of Charles University, Prague
  • Ph.D. (1976) Institute of Physiology, CAS, Prague
  • D.Sc. (1990) Masaryk University, Brno
  • Professor of Physiology (2000) Charles University, Prague

Research and academic positions:
  • 1970-75 Doctoral training, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • 1976-83 Postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • 1977 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Physiology, University of Goteborg, Sweden
  • 1983-90 Head, Laboratory of Neurohumoral Regulations, Institute of Physiological Regulations, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague
  • 1984 Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1985-86 Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Western Australia, Perth
  • 1991- Head, Department of Neuroscience, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
  • 1996- Chairman, Department of Neuroscience, 2nd Medical School, Charles University, Prague
  • 2000- Chairman, Center for Cell Therapy and Tissue Repair, Charles University, Prague
  • 2001- Director, Institute of Experimental Medicine ASCR, Prague, EU Center for Excellence MEDIPRA (Principal coordinator)

Awards for scientific work:
  • 1976 and 1978 Awards of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
  • 1982 Prize of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
  • 1984 Prize of Czechoslovak Physiological Society
  • 1992 Prize of Czech Medical Society of J.E. Purkyně
  • 1993 Prize of Czech Neuroscience Society
  • 1994 Prize of Czech Medical Society of J.E. Purkyně
  • 1997 Prize of Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 1997 Janssen-Cilag Award
  • 1999 Elected member of Academia Europea
  • 2000 Elected member of European DANA Aliance
  • 2002 Elected member of European Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 Purkynje Medal AS CR
  • 2004 "Lady pro" Award
  • 2004 Elected Fellow of Czech Medical Academy (FCMA)
  • 2005 Jansen-Cilag Foundation award
  • 2008 Medal of Jan Trapel
  • 2009 Best publication in 2009 Czech Medical Society of J.E. Purkyně
  • 2009 Honorary Membership of Czech Neuroscience Society
  • 2009 Honorary Membership of Czech Medical Society of J.E. Purkyně


A total of 720 publications including 172 full-length papers in peer-reviewed journals, 35 book chapters in English, author of 1 book, and editor of 4 books. Citation impact according to SCI - publications were cited more than 2867times by other authors, 5189 including autocitations (Hirsch index is 40).

Organization of conferences and symposia:

Organizer or co-organizer of 20 international congresses and meetings. Organizer of 5 international teaching workshops for young scientists.

Elected functions:

1990- Executive Committee of Czech Neuroscience Society (member) 1993- National representative in European network “Function of Glial Cells” 2001-08 Executive Committee of the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS) 2001- Director of the EU Centre of Excellence - MEDIPRA 2002- IBRO – member of Governing Council 2003- Chairperson of the Committee for Doctor in Science habilitation in Biomedicine 2005- Member of the Scientific Council of the Ministery of Health of the Czech Republic 2005- President of the Czech Neuroscience Society 2007- Member of ECNP Scientific Advisory Panel for B asic Neuroscience (SAP) 2009- Chairperson od Section for Clinical Studies in Grant Agency of the Czech Republic

Member of editorial boards:
  • The Neuroscientist (Sage, USA)
  • Neuroscience Letters (Elsevier, Amsterdam)
  • Neuron-Glia Biology (Cambridge Univ. Press, UK)
  • Journal of Neuroscience Research (Wiley - Liss, USA)
  • International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience (Elsevier)

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