Stuchlík Aleš

Stuchlík Aleš

Ales Stuchlik (born April 18, 1974) serves as the Head of Laboratory of Neurophysiology of Memory at the Institute of Physiology, Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic. He is also affiliated with the National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, CZ and Charles University in Prague. He conducted his PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jan Bures, DSc.
FNAS (1926-2012). His scientific interests involve both basic and translational research on spatial learning and memory, neuropharmacology and animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders. As a research scientist he has acted as PI organizing many grant projects (including a bilateral Czech-German project with Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann focused on the genetic determinants of spatial learning and adult neurogenesis). He regularly publishes impactful papers (~60 impactful papers published or in press) and also published three excellent papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. Recently he has co-authored several contributions to Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, focused on the above-mentioned topics. In 2007, he was awarded with a 40th Anniversary EBBS award for outstanding achievements during his early-scientific career. He is a co-inventor of three patents for neuroprotective neurosteroid derivatives (including a PCT patent). He has also been a member of the editorial board of peer-reviewed scientific journals. His public engagement is high, since he works on several Czech scientific committees, and he periodically promotes behavioral neuroscience in Czech media. He also contributed to the Czech translation of a book “From Neuron to Brain”. He has been involved in supervising multiple students ranging from high-school to college to graduate students. He organized a symposium dedicated to cognitive control at the BEHAVIOUR 2013 conference, held in Newcastle, and he has given several lectures at international and domestic conferences. He is willing to work for EBBS with considerable dedication and will be able to contribute to the future development of the Society.