Lucy Vojtová, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader

Contact

Email:
Website: biomaterials.ceitec.cz
Phone: +420 54114 9832, +420 604 937 190
Research group: Advanced Biomaterials - Lucy Vojtová
Workplace:

Curiculum Vitae

Assoc.Prof. Ing. LUCY VOJTOVÁ, Ph.D.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Work address:  Central European Institute of Technology
Brno University of Technology
Purkyňova 656/123, 612 00 Brno


E-mail: lucy.vojtova@ceitec.vutbr.cz
Tel: +420 541 149 472, www.polymergroup.cz, www.ceitec.cz

EDUCATION

2015 Assoc. Prof. (Doc.): in Macromolecular Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Czech Republic
2000 Ph.D.: study program Macromolecular Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Material Chemistry, Czech Republic
1995 M.S. (Ing.): University of  Pardubice, Faculty of Chemical Technology, Department of Wood, Pulp and Paper, Pardubice , Czech Republic

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015 – up to now Associate professor at the Institute of Materials Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
2011- up to now  Senior research scientist, the Head of the Advanced polymer syntheses and Biomaterial’s Labs, Advanced polymers and Composites Research Group, Brno University of Technology, Central European Institute of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic.
2005 - 2014 Assistant professor at the Institute of Materials Chemistry, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
2002 - 2010 Junior Research scientist, Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Chemistry, Institute of Materials Chemistry, Brno, Czech Republic.
1996 - 1999 Postgraduate study + research worker, Polymer Institute Brno, Czech Republic

FOREIGN STUDY AND RESEARCH STAYS

Sheffield University, UK:  Visiting scientist at the Department of Materials Engineering (November 1 – 13, 2015)
Columbia University NY, USA:  Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry (2000 – 2002)
University of Connecticut, USA: Visiting scientist, Institute of Materials Science, Polymer Program (9/1999 - 12/1999)
McGill University, Canada:   Visiting student, Pulp and Paper Research Centre, Montreal  (9/1992 - 10/1992)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

The advanced synthesis and characterization of a novel polymers (biopolymers, hydrogels) and polymeric composites with controlled life-time, preparation of cell or drug carriers based on natural or synthetic polymers for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.

PUBLICATION ACTIVITY

Total publication number in impacted journals: 32  papers
Total publication number in years 2011 – 6/2016: 19 papers
Papers in conference proceedings: 31
Patents: 6 patents (5 CZ, 1 EU) + 2 patent applications, 5 Czech utility models
Hirsch’s index (h-index) = 7,
Sum of Times Cited without self-citations: 125 (ISI Web of Knowledge, 23. 6. 2016)

PARTICIPATION IN PROJECTS

2000 - 2002  Collaboration on 3 projects supported by the US NSF and NIH (NSF-CHE01-10655, 5R01RR014171-0, MRSEC-DMR-9809687)

2002 – up to now Co-author and professional collaboration in 7 projects funded by:
EU (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068, CZ.1.05/3.1.00/13.0273, 7.RP EU-Sylica)
the Czech Ministry of Education (MSM263100019, MSM0021630501)
Czech Grant Agency (104/07/1631, 15-18495S) amd National Research Program (2B06130)

MEMBER

2015 –up to now Member of the commission at the Conference of young chemists, biologists and biochemists, yearly in Milovy, Czech Republic
2012 – up to now  Member of the commission at the students conference „Chemistry is life“, yearly at the Faculty of chemistry, BUT, Brno, Czech Republic
2011 Member of the commission for the Milada Paulová Award for lifetime achievement in chemistry
1997 - up to now Member of The Czech Chemical Society 
2011 - up to now Member of The Society for Bioimplantology

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

Chief organizer  International workshop „Biomatrials for tissue engineering“ Brno,  Czech Republic (08/09/2014)
Co-organizer   International conference „Create your life in 3D”, Brno, Czech  Republic (2-4/09/2015)

AWARDS

BUT Rector’s Award "The successful declarer in 2013"
Best paper Journal: Challanges of modern technology, (Biomedical Engineering Session), Warsaw, PL (2010)
Best poster  5th Chemistry&Life (Materials Chemistry), Brno (2011)
Best poster  4th Chemistry&Life (Materials Chemistry), Brno (2008)
Best poster  IV Kopernikanskie Seminárium, Toruń, PL (2010)
Josef‘s Hlavka Aw. Diploma work of L. Michlovska (Head of the work, 2009)

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION

Columbia University, NYC, USA, Department of Chemistry (Prof. Laura Kaufman, collagen-biopolymer interactions), University of Sheffield, UK, Department of Materials Science and Engineering (dr. Chris Holland,  biopolymer visco-elastic properties), KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden, Department of Fiber and Polymer Technology, (Prof. Lars Berglund, biodegradable hydrogels), University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany, Institute of Environmental Sciences (Assoc. Prof. J. Kučerík,  scaffolds hydrolytical stability) and with ENEA Portici Research Centre, Italy (dr. Tazziana Di Luccio) on biodegradable composites for medicine applications, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (assoc. Prof. Igor Adameyko – 3D imaging).

24. June 2019

Creating New Biomaterials Is like Doing Puzzle, Says Lucy Vojtová

Twenty years ago Lucy Vojtová was accepted to Columbia University in the United States to a postdoc position. Three years in US changed her life and…

23. May 2019

Bone Adhesive Developed by CEITEC Scientists Could Be Used for Complicated Fractures. They Test It with Doctors from the University Hospital Brno

Accident rates are increasing and fractures are, unfortunately, their normal part. When a fracture occurs, it is always necessary to immobilize the…

28. Feb. 2019

Werner von Siemens Award for Veronika Grézlová

A total of 26 best young scientists, students and educators took over the award at the 21st annual Werner von Siements Award for Scientific Research.…

11. Feb. 2019

CEITEC Joins the #WomenInScience Campaign

Three years ago, the United Nations decided to mark 11 February as an International Day of Women and Girls in Science. CEITEC is proud to employ and…

10. Oct. 2018

New project of Lucy Vojtova improves bioactive hemostatics and wound coverage from renewable sources

Under the lead of Lucy Vojtová a team of experts from the Biomaterials Team of Advanced Polymers and Composites group will focus on new…

7. Aug. 2018

CEITEC chose the first PhD projects receiving Bridge Fund Support

BRIDGE FUND is a fund addressed to CEITEC PhD students, which aims to further promote interdisciplinary projects between Life Sciences and Material…

12. Mar. 2018

Unique hydrogel could help to heal burns, fractures and make chemoterapy more efficient

Lucy Vojtova and her team at CEITEC BUT have developed a unique degradable hydrogel that can effectively heal burns, can be used to fill the bones,…

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  • Nová bioaktivní hemostatika a krytí ran na bázi kolagenu a celulózy (TH04020540), Technologická agentura ČR, Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2019 - 2022
  • Study of therapeutic application of antibacterial wound cover for skin and soft tissue infections in epidemiologically relevant strains of S. aureus - methicillin resistant. (NV19-05-00214), Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR, 2019 - 2022
  • Development and comprehensive evaluation of novel injectable, resorbable, porous bone substitute with controlled release of antimicrobial agents (NV18-05-00379), Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR, 2018 - 2021
  • Comprehensive pre-clinical evaluation of lateral lumbar spine fusion with hybrid biodegradable nanocomposite porous implant. (17-31276A), Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR, 2017 - 2020
  • Optimization of nanostructured dermal substitutes in animal model (17-29874A), Ministerstvo zdravotnictví ČR, 2017 - 2020
  • Kolagenové skafoldy obohacené o biologicky aktivní látky pro aplikace v tkáňovém inženýrství (STI-J-18-5146), , 2018 - 2018
  • Pokročilé nanotechnologie a materiály (STI-S-14-2523), , 2014 - 2016
  • OD62200014; Crosslinking and analysis collagen films (OD62200014), , 2012 - 2014
  • OD62200027 Preparation polymeric carriers cells (OD62200027), , 2012 - 2013