• May 2022: a new postdoc (EFSA-CDN project),  Jibin Alex Abraham, just joined our team. Welcome and many succes in your research!


  • December 2021: a new PhD student, Mary Angelia Alfred, just joined our team. Welcome! 

  • July 2021: Our posdoc, great researcher and good friend Rahul Kaushik left our group because he received the Marie Curie Fellowship. We wish him all the best in his future career. Good Luck!


  • February 2020: Our new postdoc Rahul Kaushik and Erasmus student Wojciech Krzemien (Poznan, Poland) have already joined our research group!



  • May 2018: Monika Steklá won also Supranational round of the Student´s Science conference with her work studying in vitro activity of amphiphilic (aza)phthalocyanines under supervision of Miloslav Machacek. Congratulation to Monika!

  • April 2018: Great success of our diploma student Monika Steklá, who won the Biological section of XXVI. Students‘ Science Conference with her  work entitled "In vitro evaluation of the photodynamic activity of novel amphiphilic (aza)phthalocyanines". Congratulation to her! She was selected for the Supranational round of the Student´s Science conference that will take place on 9th May 2018 at Zentiva a.s.

  • February 2018: We have published a comprehensive review on the properties and application of tetrapyrazinoporphyrazines  in the Coordination Chemistry Reviews  (see Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2018, 361: 1-73.). It is possible to download it for free until March 27, 2018.




  • November 2015: Veronika deepens her knowledge of fluorescence on a 13th European short course on “Principles and Applications of Time-resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy”, where she discusses various problems with prof. Lakowicz, the famous guru in fluorescence.

  • October 2015: our paper published in Chemistry - A European Journal dealing with pH fluorescence sensors was selected for Back Cover picture.

  • October 2015: two new PhD students joined our group - Jan Kollár and Mona Abas Shalaby.

  • September 2015: two members of our group (Lukáš Lochman, Jan Švec) went for a short research stay to the group of Assoc. Prof. kand. Sergey Borisov (Technical University of Graz, Austria). They work there on the preparation of sensor devices.

  • May 2015: Pavel Cermak was highly successful also on the Supranational round of the Students´ Science Conference which was organized in cooperation with Zentiva. He was awarded second place by the committee composed of academic members and also second place by the committee of Zentiva. Congratulation!

  • April 2015: Pavel Cermak, one of our diploma students, won the chemical section of the XXIII. Students´ Science Conference (held at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove) with his talk "Preparation and photophysical evaluation of tetra-3,4-pyridoporphyrazines suitable for PDT".

  • March 2015: Veronika Novakova became Docent (equiv. Assoc. Prof.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry after succesful habilitation (thesis: The study of structural and photophysical aspects of azaphthalocyanines with the focus on their sensoric properties). Congratulation!

  • February 2015: Slavek Machacek participated on a "7th European Short Course on “Time-resolved Microscopy and Correlation Spectroscopy" to deepen his knowledge in the principles of time-resolved fluorescence microscopy and its applications to the Life Sciences.

  • January 2015: Detailed study of the PDT activity and the mode of cell death induction of cationic phthalocyanines was published in J. Med. Chem.


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