Assoc. Prof. PharmDr. Karel ŠMEJKAL, PhD.

 

 

Education and academic qualifications

  • 2013: UVPS Brno, Faculty of Pharmacy, associated profesor in pharmacognosy
  • 2000-2005: doctoral studies, UVPS Brno, Faculty of Pharmacy, PhD. In pharmacognosy
  • 2002: Rigorous work, UVPS Brno, Faculty of Pharmacy, PharmDr. in pharmacognosy
  • 1995-2000: UVPS Brno, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mgr. in pharmacy

Professional experience

  • 2000 to present: research assistant at the Department of Natural Drugs, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Head of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry Unit

Teaching activities

  • Phytochemistry, Pharmacognosy, Toxicology of Natural Compounds

Research activities

  • Prenylated phenolic substances
  • Isolation and identification of natural products
  • Biological activities of secondary metabolites

Professional stays abroad

Faculty of Pharmacy, Ankara University, Turkey (November 2006)

Faculty of Pharmacy, Khazakh National Medical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (May 2014)

 

Other academic activities, research projects, grants

  • Author and co-author of 28 experimental works and reviews published in journal with IF, co-author of 1 work and 2 reviews published in journal without IF, H-index 8; author and co-author of two educational texts

Research grants:

Provider: GA ČR, identification code: 522/07/0995 – member of research team

Name: Regulation of biosynthesis of secondary metabolites in tissue cultures of Schisandra chinensis

(Project GA ČR, 2007-2009, investigator: Mgr. Jiří Slanina, Ph.D.)

 

Provider: GA ČR, identification code: P503/12/0337 – member of research team

Name: Invasive bryozoan Pectinatella magnifica in Czech Republic: its biology and secondary metabolites

(Project GA ČR, 2012-2016, investigator: doc. Bc. RNDr. Jiří Pazourek, Ph.D.)

 

Major publications:

 

  1. SMEJKAL K., GRYCOVA L., MAREK R., LEMIERE F., JANKOVSKA D., FOREJTNIKOVA H., VANCO J., SUCHY V.: C-Geranyl compounds from Paulownia tomentosa fruits. Journal of Natural Products 70, 1244-1248 (2007). (IF2007 2,551)
  2. SMEJKAL K., CHUDÍK S., KLOUCEK P., MAREK R., CVACKA J., URBANOVA M., JULINEK O., KOKOSKA L., SLAPETOVA T., HOLUBOVA P., ZIMA A., DVORSKA M.: Antibacterial C-geranylflavonoids from Paulownia tomentosa fruits. Journal of Natural Products 71, 706-709 (2008). (IF2008 2,843)
  3. SMEJKAL K., BABULA P., SLAPETOVA T., BROGNARE E., DALL´ACQUA S., ZEMLICKA M., INNOCENTI G., CVACKA J.: Cytotoxic Activity of C-Geranyl Compounds from Paulownia tomentosa Fruits. Planta Medica 74, 1488-1491 (2008). (IF2008 1,960)
  4. SMEJKAL K., SVACINOVA J., SLAPETOVA T., SCHNEIDEROVA K., DALL´ACQUA S., INNOCENTI G., ZAVALOVA V., KOLLAR P., CHUDIK S., MAREK R., JULINEK O., URBANOVA M., KARTAL M., CSOLLEI M., DOLEZAL K.: Cytotoxic Activities of Several Geranyl-Substituted Flavanones. Journal of Natural Products 73, 568-572 (2010). (IF2010 2,872)
  5. HOSEK J., BARTOS M., CHDIK S., DALL´ACQUA S., INNOCENTI G., KARTAL M., KOKOSKA L., KOLLAR P., KUTIL Z., LANDA P., MAREK R., ZAVALOVA V., ZEMLICKA M., SMEJKAL K.: Natural Compound Cudraflavone B Shows Promising Anti-inflammatory Properties in Vitro. Journal of Natural Products 74, 614-619 (2011). (IF2011 3,127)
  6. NAVRÁTILOVÁ A., SCHNEIDEROVÁ K., VESELÁ D., Hanáková Z., FONTANA A., DALL´ACQUA S., CVAČKA J., INNOCENTI G., NOVOTNÁ J., URBANOVÁ M., PELLETIER J., ČÍŽEK A., ŽEMLIČKOVÁ H., ŠMEJKAL K.: Minor C-geranylated Flavanones from Paulownia tomentosa Fruits with MRSA Antibacterial Activity. Phytochemistry, 89, 104-113 (2013). (IF2009 3,351)
  7. ŠMEJKAL K.: Cytotoxic potential of C-prenylated flavonoids. Phytochemistry Reviews, 13, 245-275 (2013). (IF2013 2.894)