prof. RNDr. Libor Grubhoffer, CSc.
Guarantor of Biology
"Science is an amazing adventure of endless learning that adds another dimension to man and keeps him on guard against his own intelligence. Science comes ahead of its function, any effort to restrict or neglect it always backfires. Science is freedom, science is the categorical imperative of sustainability of human society."
Prof. Grubhoffer works at the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, and at the Institute of Parasitology, Czech Academy of Sciences. Along with other colleagues, he is involved in research related to protection against ticks and tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease.
Prof. Grubhoffer studied biochemistry at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, and microbiology / virology at the Serum and Vaccine Research Institute in Prague. Since 1991, he has been head researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Ecology with the Institute of Parasitology. From 1994 to 2002, he was Managing Director of the Institute of Parasitology. In 2001 he was appointed Professor of molecular and cellular biology and genetics. Still in 2001, he became Pro-rector of the University of South Bohemia responsible for international relations (2001-2004) and later Dean of the Faculty of Science (2004-2011).
He has authored over 110 publications in impact magazines, he has been principal investigator and co-investigator of grants from the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Science Foundation and several international research projects.
Motto: "Indecision is akin to dissatisfaction."
My song has but one tact,
Devil and I have no pact.
- Ivan M. Jirous
They wrote about him:
- Více než 130 odborníků se představí na Česko-Slovenské virologické konferenci, která se koná v Českých Budějovicích (Euro.cz, 17. 2. 2017)
- Bývalému rektorovi JU Liboru Grubhofferovi byl udělen čestný titul Doctor of Science (JCU.cz, 13. 5. 2016)
- Dr. Libor Grubhoffer to be Awarded Honorary Degree (University of Arizona, 27. 4. 2016)
- The Univerzity of Arizona to Award 3 Honorary Degrees, Alumni Achievement Award (University of Arizona, 27. 4. 2016)
- Vědci rozluštili genetický kód klíšťat (Česká televize – Studio 6, 11. 2. 2016)
- Naše společnost čeká na katarzi (Českápozice.cz, 16. 11. 2014)
- Proti klíšťatům i nevzdělancům (Vesmír, duben 2014)