Our team

Václav Navrátil –  CEO & CTO

Václav is the main inventor of the DIANA technology and currently acts as our CEO and also leads our research and developmental activities. Václav studied biochemistry and theoretical chemistry at the Charles University in Prague and subsequently worked as a research scientist at the IOCB Prague.

Martin Dienstbier – CFO & COO

Martin facilitated our transition from academia to the industry and is now responsible for our finances and operations. Martin studied molecular biology at the University of Cambridge and then worked as a research fellow at the University of Oxford, followed by the career in management consulting with Boston Consulting Group.  

Jiří Schimer – Head of chemistry

Jiří is our chemistry guru, synthesizing DIANA probes for new targets and leading our medicinal chemistry in drug discovery. Jiří studied biochemistry at the Charles University and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Institute of Technology and at IOCB Prague.

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Jan Tykvart – Head of lab operations

Jan leads our laboratory operations and is also instrumental in developing our new R&D projects. Jan studied biochemistry at the Charles University, followed by PhD at IOCB Prague. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto, developing diagnostic applications.

Vincent Messier – Senior Scientist

Vincent is supporting our drug discovery efforts with his expertise from studying cellular interaction networks using high-throughput techniques. Vincent studied biochemistry at Mcgill University, followed by PhD at the Université de Montréal and Research Associate at the University of Toronto.

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Jitka Zemanová 

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

Jakub Hejdanek

Jakub Hejdánek

Research Scientist

Drug discovery & Pharmacology

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Petra Jakab

Office manager

Admin, finances, office operations

Anna Malinova

Anna Malinová 

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Drug discovery

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Tadeáš Bílek

Junior Research Scientist

Drug discovery & Pharmacology

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Silvie Tománková

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

Supervisory board

Jan Konvalinka (IOCB)
Co-inventor
IOCB representative

Jaromír Zahrádka (I&I Prague)
Technology transfer
IOCB representative

Pavel Brůžek (BTCZ Ventures)
Chairman of the board
Investor representative 

Miroslav Tvrzník (BPD Partners)
Investor representative

Contacts

DIANA Biotechnologies s.r.o.
Nad Safinou II 366
252 50 Vestec
Czech Republic