Pavel Plevka, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader

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Pavel Plevka is research group leader at Central European Institute of Technology, Masaryk University. He obtained his MSc. degree in molecular biology and virology from Charles University and his Ph.D. in structural biology from Uppsala University in 2009. From 2009 till 2013 he was a post-doctoral fellow with Michael Rossmann at Purdue University. In 2013 he established the group of Structural Virology at CEITEC, Masaryk University.

Plevka has determined structures of several viruses, most notably that of human enterovirus 71 that causes potentially fatal encephalitis in small children. Furthermore, he studied maturation of dengue virus. He focuses on X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy of viruses and other macromolecular complexes.

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24. Mar. 2020

Virolog Pavel Plevka: Čeká nás pendlování mezi karanténou a běžným životem. Než přijde vakcína

Jak se chová koronavirus, co proti němu zabírá a co nás v příštích týdnech a měsících kvůli němu čeká, rozebírá v rozhovoru pro…

11. Mar. 2020

Pavel Plevka on the Coronavirus Situation

The development of the anti-coronavirus drug is based, inter alia, on research and knowledge of the structure of viruses. Pavel Plevka from …

5. Mar. 2020

Werner Von Siemens Award for the Team Led by Pavel Plevka

On 5 March 2020, the team led by Pavel Plevka from CEITEC Masaryk University received the Werner von Siemens Award for the most important scientific…

13. Jan. 2020

CEITEC MU Best of 2019 Selection

Vybíráme to nejzajímavější z vědy na CEITEC Masarykova univerzita a z článků Magazínu M v roce 2019. Pronikání virů do buněk? Jinak…

2. Dec. 2019

Jak zničit zlatého stafylokoka, který odolá i antibiotikům? Nemocným dává naději fág P68

Vědecký tým pod vedením Dominika Hrebíka z brněnského institutu CEITEC dokázal popsat vlastnosti bakteriofágu, který si dokáže bez problémů…

25. Nov. 2019

Bacteriophages Could Help Against Antibiotic Resistance

Dominik Hrebik, in collaboration with his colleagues from CEITEC Masaryk University, described the structure of the phage P68, known for its ability…

30. May 2019

Virologists Discovered a New Mechanism for Penetration of Viruses into Cells

A number of diseases, from a common cold to encephalitis or poliomyelitis, are caused by enteroviruses. To proliferate, viruses have to deliver…

14. May 2019

International media El País and La Repubblica reported on CEITEC MU: Leading Research Institute Draws Scientific Talent to the Czech Republic

CEITEC Masaryk University scientific talents attract media across Europe - El País and La Repubblica. European funds have…

25. Feb. 2019

Svět pod drobnohleDEM na CEITEC

The article is only in Czech. 

26. June 2018

Pavel Plevka for TÉMA magazine: Virus. Enemy and friend.

Pavel Plevka, a virologist from CEITEC MU, provided an interview for TÉMA magazine. Pavel Plevka's research could be a basis for the treatment of…

5. Feb. 2018

Pavel Plevka’s Team From CEITEC MU Discovered How an Antibody Neutralizes the Tick-borne Encephalitis Virus

Press release, Brno, 2 February 2018 The Czech Republic belongs among the countries with the highest presence of tick-borne encephalitis virus in…

5. Oct. 2016

SCIENTIST FROM CEITEC WERE THE FIRST TO DESCRIBE HOW A BACTERIOPHAGE PENETRATES STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS CELLS

The biologist Pavel Plevka not only deals with the studies of viruses but he also researches the ways how viruses penetrate cells and how new…

22. July 2013

Most Prestigious European Research Grant Goes to CEITEC in Brno

A young scientist, Pavel Plevka of the Central European Institute of Technology of Masaryk University (CEITEC MU), has received the most prestigious…

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  • Replikace fágů v bakteriálním biofilmu, , 2020 - 2024
  • Structural study of enterovirus replication in situ, Grantová agentura ČR, 2019 - 2023
  • Structural studies of human and animal pathogens from the order Picornavirales (3041), EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization), 2015 - 2020
  • In vivo strukturní analýza replikace fága infikujícího zlatého stafylokoka (GA18-17810S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2018 - 2020
  • Structure and DNA delivery mechanism of gene transfer agent, Masarykova univerzita, 2019 - 2020
  • Czech Infrastructure for Integrative Structural Biology (LM2015043), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2016 - 2019
  • Structural studies of flaviviruses and their neutralization by antibodies (GA17-02196S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2017 - 2019
  • Structural studies of human picornaviruses directed towards development of anti-viral compounds (335855), Evropská unie, 2014 - 2019
  • Příprava mezinárodního projektu MSCA ITN ´ViralDetectives´ zaměřeného na studium RNA virů (MUNI/F/0019/2018), Masarykova univerzita, 2018 - 2018
  • Structural studies of human and animal pathogens from the order Picornavirales, EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization ) grants, 2015 - 2017
  • Strukturní studie potenciálního protibakteriálního agens, fága 812K1-420 infikujícího zlatého stafylokoka (GA15-21631Y), Grantová agentura ČR, 2015 - 2017
  • Structural biology methods (MUNI/FR/1676/2014), Masarykova univerzita, 2015 - 2015
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015
  • Zavedení předmětu Strukturní virologie do výuky na oboru Speciální biologie, směr Mikrobiologie a molekulární biotechnologie (MUNI/FR/0109/2014), Masarykova univerzita, 2014 - 2014