www.ciisb.org  |  18 Apr 2024, 9:20


With profound sorrow, we bid farewell to Vladimír Sklenář, the visionary founder of the CIISB infrastructure. Under his guidance, CIISB flourished, securing substantial support for equipping the core facilities at CEITEC MU and BIOCEV BTU with state-of-the-art instruments and providing subsidized user access. His tireless efforts also ensured funding for the renewal and ongoing upgrades of the instrumentation. CIISB has established itself at the level of comparable workplaces in Western Europe thanks to his interactions with the Instruct-ERIC, European ESFRI infrastructure, where he acted as a member of the Executive Committee and Council.

Vladimír Sklenář's academic interests focused on using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to characterize macromolecular structures and the development of this method. In 1990, his study of DNA triplex formation in solution was published in the prestigious journal Nature. Vladimír developed the Watergate method, which is now commonly used in NMR spectroscopy to suppress the solvent signal.

Professor Sklenář's passing on April 13, just three days before his 73rd birthday, leaves a profound void in our hearts and the scientific community. May he rest in peace.

Read the official press release and leave a message through the electronic condolence book.

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