Our team

Václav Navrátil, Ph.D. –  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, Ph.D. – 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, Ph.D. 
 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, Ph.D.
 Head of development

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.

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Jakub Hejdánek
Head of manufacturing

Jakub is directing manufacturing of our IVD diagnostic kits and supervising our production and QC facilities. Jakub studied biochemistry at the Charles University and IOCB Prague. 

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Jan Neumann
 Head of business operations

Jan is facilitating our growth in business support functions. Jan studied business and management at University of Economics in Prague and Erasmus University in Rotterdam and he joined our team after serving as COO of AI startup Yieldigo and previous career in management consulting and venture capital.

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Jitka Zemanová 

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

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Petra Jakab

Office manager

Admin, finances, office operations

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Anna Malinová, Ph.D. 

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Drug discovery

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Tadeáš Bílek

Research Scientist

Drug discovery & Pharmacology

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Silvie Tománková, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

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Klára Smolová

Research Scientist

Monoclonal antibodies & Method development

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Ondřej Smetana, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

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Petra Klímová

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

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Gabriela Křiváková, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Clinical diagnostics & Method development

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Katarina Vaškovičková Ph.D.

Lab administrator

Admin, procurement, logistics

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Eva Mlynarčíková

Research Scientist

PCR-based diagnostics, lab operations

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Barbora Habánová

Research Scientist

Manufacturing and development 

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Ondřej Žítek

Application Specialist

COVID-19 diagnostics, lab automation

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Miroslav Smola, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Protein expression facility

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Zuzana Pavlíková

Research Scientist

Antibody production and cell culture 

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Ilona Kalasová, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Drug discovery

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Lucia Bialešová, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Drug discovery & ADME

Martin Čermák

Martin Čermák

Sales Support

Lucie Petrželková

Lucie Petrželková

Research Scientist

David Illéš

David Illéš

Lab Administrator

Otto Vacek

Otto Vacek

Logistics

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Zdenka Lawson

HR Manager

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Matyáš Hančl

Marketing Manager

Contacts

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