Supervisory Board Members

Martin Pavlík

MUDr. Martin Pavlík is the director of St. Anne’s University Hospital Brno (FNUSA), and also works as a doctor and university lecturer. Since 2006 he has been deputy chief for therapeutic and preventive care at the FNUSA Anesthesiology and Resuscitation Clinic. He also worked abroad: York, England; Austria; and Sydney, Australia. He is behind the Medical Emergency Team System project implementation. He also acts as a member of the Professional Board of the Ministry of Health and Scientific Board of the Medical Faculty at Masaryk University.

Lawrence S. B. Goldstein

Dr. Lawrence S. B. Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Department of Neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, as well as Director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program and Scientific Director of the Stanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine.

Thomas Braun

Prof. Dr. Dr. habil. Thomas Braun, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research He studied philosophy and medicine in Göttingen and Hamburg, PhD in Medicine (1987), German Habilitation in biochemistry (1993), University of Hamburg, Professor at the University Halle-Wittenberg, Director of the Institute of Physiological Chemistry (1998-2004).

Martin Jan Stránský

Martin Jan Stránský, MD, FACP was born in 1956 in New York. He is the son of Jan Stránský, co-founder of the Czechoslovak desk of Radio Free Europe and the grandson of Jaroslav Stránský, Czechoslovak Minister of Justice and then Education in the years 1946 to 1948, who published several well-known periodicals in the interwar Czechoslovakia. His great-grandfather Adolf Stránský was a founder of Lidové noviny (the oldest daily newspaper in the country) and Czechoslovakia's first Minister of Commerce.

Jakub Tolař

Jakub Tolař, MD, PhD - Director, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota. He is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and an attending physician at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital – Fairview. He received his M.D. from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and his Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Tolar has been the Director of Stem Cell/Gene Therapies in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation since 2011.

Pavel Trčka

Ing. Pavel Trčka is an independent consultant in corporate finance. He graduated from School of Economics, Bratislava, in International trade and International finance. His banking career started in 1990 in Citibank a.s. Prague in the position of head of consulting department for international investors in the Czechoslovakia, later as senior relationship manager for international companies. 

Robert G. Will

Robert G. Will CBE MA (Cantab) MD MB BChir FRCP FMedSci is a Professor of Clinical Neurology at University of Edinburgh and member of its Centre for Clinical Brian Sciences, multidisciplinary translational centre combining basic and applied research to study the causes, consequences and treatment of major brain disorders.

Miroslav Zámečník

Ing. Miroslav Zámečník is a Czech economist and publicist specializing in financing and economics of healthcare systems.

He graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and participated in the Pew Fellow Program of Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.). In the early 1990s he was the Director of Center for Economic Analyses in the office of President Vaclav Havel. During 1994-1998 he was the Czech representative at the World Bank, in 1998-1999 he worked at Arthur D. Little as a Senior Consultant for the Czech Ministry of Finance. During 2000-2001 he worked as the Deputy-Director of the government company restructuring body Revitalisation Agency and the Deputy-Director of the government-owned Consolidation Bank. 

Robert Zorec

Robert Zorec is Professor of Pathophysiology at the University of Ljubljana, Medical Faculty. He is a Member of Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Academia Europaea. Dr. Zorec received his Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana in 1986 for his work conducted at the Newcastle Medical School. Dr. Zorec postdoctoral experience was at Cambridge in Dr. W. T. Mason´s laboratory. Since 1991 he has been the Head of Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology-Molecular Cell Physiology. In 1997 he received the Republic of Slovenia Prize for Science. In 2000 he established the Cell Engineering Laboratory BIOMEDICAL, Ljubljana where he has been a CEO since 2006.