Curriculum Vitae

Prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA

Date of birth:

2 July 1966

Place of birth:




Current positions


  • Rector of Charles University

  • President of Czech Rectors Conference

  • Head of the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics of the General University Hospital and the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University  


  • 1984 - 90 Medical Faculty, Charles University, graduation with honors, M.D.

  • 1993 - Ph.D. degree of biochemistry, Charles University

  • 2000 - DSc. degree of medicine, Charles University

  • 2003 - Master of Business Administration, PIBS Prague



Research candidate /Ph.D./of biochemistry 1st Dept. of Biochemistry


Assistant professor (senior lecturer), 1st Dept. Biochemistry


Associate Professor of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry


Head of Institute of Medical Chemistry and Laboratory Diagnostics, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles Univ. General University Hospital Prague Head of Reference Laboratory for Clinical Chemistry


Professor of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry


Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University


Vice-Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University


Rector of Charles University

Clinical career

  • Certificate of clinical chemistry, internal medicine and nephrology

  • European Specialist in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (EurClinChem)


2006, 2010, 2014, 2015

Prize of Czech Society of Clinical  Chemistry

2003, 2014

price of Presidium of Czech Medical Association  - monography Laboratory diagnostics


Professor Honoris Causa – State Medical University J.Y.Horbachevski in Ternopil, Ukraine


Award of the Rector of Charles University for the best publication in 2007 in medical sciences – Zima et al. Laboratory diagnostics


visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb


Research Award – 12th Asian-Pacific Congress of Clinical Biochemistry, Soul


Award of President of Czech Medical Chamber for contribution in continual education


ESBRA Peter Berner Award – Congress ESBRA, Vienna


Silver medal of the Charles University


Honorary medal of Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia


Doctor honoris causa – Uzhorod National University, Ukraine


Doctor honoris causa – Prešov University in biological sciences, Slovakia


Honorary membership of the Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry


Czech Medical Association J.E.Purkyne  since 1986, member of Praesidium since 2011

Czech Medical Academy since 2005

The Learned Society of the Czech Republic since 2011

Scientific Boards:

  • Scientific Board of Grant Agency of Czech Republic, Chair, 2010-2014, Vice-Chair since 2014

  • Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry, President 2006-2014, Member of Board since 2014

  • Czech Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Scientific Secretary since 1997

  • Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), Chair of Executive Committee, 2011, Education Committee FEBS, 2012-2014

  • EFLM – European Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine – member at large of Executive Board since 2011 

  • IFCC - Corresponding member – Committee on Conferences and Congresses IFCC – 2009-2013, full member since 2014

  • ESBRA (European Society for Biomedical Research of Alcoholism) since 1996, Member of Board of the Directors (1997-2009, 2013-)

  • Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe - European Council for Health Research - Member of Core Working Group, 2011-2012

  • SPH (Scientific Panel for Health) – Panel Committee for Horizon 2020 – since 2014

International university associations:

  • UNICA, Member of Steering Committee 2016-2017

  • EUROPAEUM, Member of Board of Trustees since 2016


  • from 1989 - biochemistry, medical chemistry, pathobiochemistry, clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine

  • Supervisor of postgraduate education - biochemistry and pathobiochemistry – total number of students 11 and 7 of them successfully fished PhD studies


  • Editor in Chief – Folia Biologica, Addictology

  • Member - Editorial Advisory Board – Alcohol Alcoholism, Neuroendocrinology Letters, Biogenic Amines, Czech Medical Journal


  • Co-applicant of grants - Grant Agency of Ministry of Health, Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, Grant Agency of Charles University,

  • BBMRI_CZ – project for creation of biobanks,

  • Member of team of 2 EU projects - FAIR-PARK II – Conservative iron chelation as a disease-modifying strategy in Parkinsons disease,  SMARTDIAGNOS – H2020- Next generation sepsis diagnosis


  • President of the 9th ESBRA (European Society for Biomedical  Research of Alcoholism) Congress, 11.-14.9.2003, Prague

  • Organizer and  chair - Workshop - Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (K/DOQI) New trends in Laboratory Ecaluation of Kidney Disease – 24.7.2005. XIX IFCC AACC, Orlando, Florida, 24.-28.6.2005

  • President of the 35th Congress of the International Society for ncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine, 16.-19.9.2007, Prague

  • President of Organizing Committee the 34th FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies), 2009, Prague

  • Member of Congress Organizing Committee of Worldlab Congress 2014 Istanbul, Euromedlab, Athens, 2017

  • Co-organizer and co-chair  - symposium CELME Prague 2015 and 2017

Research topics

oxidative stress, AGEs, experimental nephrology, alcohol organ damage and metabolism, tumor markers, prenatal screening, laboratory management and accreditation


  • 130 abroad

  • 404 in the Czech Republic


  • main author (8 books) and co-author of 71 chapters in books

  • 285 original articles - 200 of them in journals ranking with IF

  • 138 review articles (21 of them in journals ranking with IF)

  • 1 patent


2597 reports SCI

H – index 26

Prague July 12, 2017

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