Research Infrastructures are decisive for Europe’s capacity to deliver scientific breakthroughs and innovations. Scope of the ELIXIR CZ’ activities is of the  international importance and goes far beyond national research environment, thus, the infrastructure is closely aligned with the intergovernmental organization the European Research Infrastructure for Life Science Data (ELIXIR), operating under the umbrella of the European Bioinformatics Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI).

ELIXIR CZ is led by the Head of the infrastructure who is responsible for the successful implementation of the scientific program, jointly with the ELIXIR CZ Board, the main decision-making authority.  The executive body of the consortium as the whole is so called Head of Nodes Committee in which all partner institutions are represented by their delegates. In addition, ELIXIR CZ benefits from the support of the supervisory body, the ELIXIR CZ Scientific Advisory Board, composed by  independent renewed scientists who contribute to achievement of ELIXIR CZ objectives and long-term visions.


  • Chair: Prof. Jaroslav Koča,  Masaryk University,  CEITEC and CERIT–SC
  • Vice-chair: Ing. Helmut Sverenyák,  CESNET
  • Vice-chair: Dr. Lucie Houdová,  University of West Bohemia
  • Dr. Jakub Galgonek,  Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS
  • Prof. Jiří Damborský,  International Clinical Research Center of the St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno
  • Assoc. Prof. Petr Baldrian,  Institute of Microbiology of the CAS
  • Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka,  Charles University
  • Dr. Jiří Macas, Biology  Centre of the CAS
  • Prof. Miroslav Oborník,  University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Assoc. Prof. Bohdan Schneider,  Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS
  • Dr. Michal Kolář,  Institute of Molecular Genetics of the CAS
  • Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Uhlík,  University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
  • Prof. Pavel Tvrdík,  Faculty of Information Technology of the Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Dr. Jana Vrbková,  Palacký University Olomouc

Heads of Nodes Committee

ELIXIR CZ Scientific Advisory Board

  • Chair: Prof. Carole Anne Goble,  University of Manchester
  • Prof. Ron David Appel,  Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Dr. Vladimír Beneš,  European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Prof. Soren Brunak,  University of Copenhagen
  • Dr. Peter Ertl,  Novartis
  • Prof. Christine Anne Orengo,  University College London
  • Prof. Thomas Rattei,  University of Vienna