Václav Hořejší
Prof. Václav Hořejší, PhD.
Prof. Václav Hořejší, PhD.
Address:   Institute of Molecular Genetics of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Vídeňská 1083
142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 241 062 465
+420 241 729 908
Fax: +420 244 472 282
E-mail: vaclav.horejsi@img.cas.cz


Born:   October 14, 1949, Mlynské Struhadlo, Czechoslovakia
Education: 1973, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague (RNDr);
1978, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, CSc (equivalent of PhD).

Research experience, positions

1977 - present: Research Scientist at the Inst. of Molecular Genetics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. Since 1991 – Head of Lab. of Molecular Immunology, 2005 - 2017 Director of the Institute.
1994 - 2000: Associate Professor of Immunology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague
2000 - present: Professor of Immunology, Charles University, Prague
1985 – 1986: Visiting scientist, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

International grant projects

So far recipient of 8 Czech research grants, 2 collaborative grants of the Austrian program Ost-West, 1 collaborative grant of the EU program PECO 92, 1 grant of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1 grant of The Wellcome Trust, 2 grants of EC.


1987 – present: semestral courses „Molecular immunology“ and “Immunology” (Faculty of Sciences, Charles University. Author of two textbooks for these courses. So far supervisor of 13 PhD students (12 of them already defended PhD Thesis) and 10 undergraduate students.

Publications and invited lectures

Author and co-author of >180 research communications published in international journals, 29 chapters in monographs, 20 review articles and three books. Chairmanship of sections at 12 international conferences, 11 invited lectures at international conferences, over 35 invited seminars at Universities and Institutes abroad.

Citations of the published articles, Hirsch index

These publications received according to the ISI Web of Knowledge data so far over 11.000 citations, the Hirsch index of V.H. is currently 57.

Editorial Boards

  • Immunogenetics (1991-93)
  • Cellular Immunology (1997-2016)
  • Immunobiology (1998-2016)
  • Molecular Immunology (regional editor; 1998-2002)
  • Immunology Letters (Editor in Chief; 2003-2009, Editor 2010-present)

Prizes and honors

  • National prize of the Czech Republic (1984)
  • Prize of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (1988, 1992, 2005)
  • Prize of The Learned Society of the Czech Republic (1996)
  • Prize of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (2003)
  • elected member of The Learned Society of the Czech Republic (2003)
  • Czech Presidential Medal of Merit (2004)
  • Medal of the Faculty of Sciences of the Charles University (2005)
  • Sir Hans Krebs Medal (Federation of European Biochemical Societies, 2009)
  • Memorial silver medal of the Senate of the Czech Republic (2013)
  • Award of the President of the CAS for the promotion or popularization of research, experimental development and innovation (2017)
  • Prize of The Society for Sciences and Arts (2019)
  • The Jan Evangelista Purkyně Honorary Medal for Merit in the Biomedical Sciences (2019)
  • Memorial Medal of the Charles University (2019)
  • National prize Czech Brains (2020)



November 25, 2020

Selected Publications



Original Papers

Review Articles

“Scientific Correspondence”, Commentaries, “Research News”

Chapters in Monographs


Popularization Publications

Articles and Interviews


Popularizační přednášky

Přednáška v kursu PGS Základy buněčné a molekulární imunologie

Přednáška Imunologie (zimní semestr)

English version

Otázky ke zkoušce z imunologie


Archived Articles


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