Prof. PharmDr. Petr Zimčík, Ph.D.

Research focus

  • Development of new synthetic approaches for phthalocyanines and azaphthalocyanines
  • Investigation of photophysical and photochemical properties of concerned dyes
  • Development of new applications for phthalocyanines and azaphthalocyanines: photodynamic therapy, quenchers of fluorescence, sensors


  • 2010 – habilitation in Pharmaceutical chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague (Docent degree, equiv. Assoc. Prof.). Thesis: Interaction of light with azaphthalocyanine dyes.
  • 1999-2004 PhD: Pharmaceutical chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove. Thesis: Azaanalogues of phthalocyanines as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy.
  • 1994-1999 graduated from Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Kralove (Magister degree, equiv. M.Sc.), Thesis: DNA cleaving groups of synthetic ribozymes I.

Research fellowship

  • 2000 - Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, Fakultät für Pharmazie, Pharmazeutisch-Chemisches Institut (5 months)
  • 2003 - Norgesk teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway (3 months) – dr. Eva H. Mørkved
  • 2005 - Laboratoire de biophysique moléculaire cellulaire & tissulaire, CNRS, Université Paris, France (3 months) – dr. Daniel Brault
  • 2009 - University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK (1 month) – prof. Michael Cook

Professional membership



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