Professor RNDr. Ales Stuchlik, PhD.
Department of Neurophysiology of Memory, Dept. head
Institute of Physiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Videnska 1083, 142 20 Prague 4, Czech Republic
tel.: +420 241 062 538 fax: +420 241 062 488

Born: April 18, 1974
Marital status: Married (Barbara Wheeler Stuchlikova)

BSc Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, June 20, 1995, Neurobiology
MSc. Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, July 7, 1997, Neurobiology
RNDr. Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, October 24, 2002, Neurobiology
PhD. 1st faculty of Medicine, Charles University, September 25, 2002, Neuroscience
Assoc. Prof. Faculty of Sciences, Charles University, Prague, May 1, 2013, Animal Physiology
Professor Animal Physiology, Charles University Prague, May 17, 2016

1997- Institute of Physiology Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
2015- National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic

Present position
I work as a Research Scientist and Head of the Department of Neurophysiology of Memory, Institute of Physiology Academy of Sciences CR. I also take part as Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Mental Health in Klecany, CZ. My work focuses on neural mechanisms of spatial cognition, role of brain structures and neurochemistry of spatial navigation. I also study cognitive deficits and declines in brain disorders and their animal models.

Scientific functions
2005-2007 Member of Network Governing Council, TEDDY Network of Excellence (EU, FP6)
2013-  Member of Doctorate Program Council Animal Physiology, Faculty of Sciences, Charles University
2013-2017  Member of Panel P303 of the Czech Science Foundation
2014-             Member of Network Scientific Committee (NSC), TEDDY Network
2016- Member of the Committee for Doctoral Dissertations (DSc.) in Zoology and Animal Physiology
2017- Member of the Executive Committee of the Czech Physiological Society
2017- Member of the Executive Committee of the Czech Society for Neuroscience
Editorial boards
2012-  Member of Editorial Board “Neuroscience Journal” ISSN: 2314-4262
2013- Member of Editorial board for “American Journal of Biomedical Research” ISSN: 2328-3947
2012-2017 Member of Editorial board of Czech Academy of Sciences
2014-            Guest Associate Editor and Review Editor, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
2014- Member of Editorial Board “Timing & Time Perception Reviews”, Brill
2017- Member of the Editorial Board of Czechoslovac Physiology (Tigis, s.r.o.)

Citations (Web of Science)
Sum of Times Cited: 690, h-index: 17

Selected lectures at international conferences
Conference “Measuring Behaviour 2005” – Invited lecture – Wageningen, The Netherlands, Lecture title “Stuchlik A., Bures J.: Application of variants of the Place Avoidance task as alternatives to the Morris Water Maze in the study of spatial cognition in rodents.”
International C.I.A.N.S. Conference 2012 – Invited lecture: Quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis of the rat HXB/BXH recombinant inbred strains reveals genetic determinants of spatial learning and behavioral flexibility in active place avoidance task, Stará Lesná, Slovakia, 2012
BEHAVIOUR 2013 (Newcastle , England) – organizer of symposium and a talk: Spatial memory and cognitive control deficits in animal models of brain disorders:
FENS FRM Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013- Place navigation in moving world and animal models of brain disorders- Talk at the Symposium dedicated to Jan Bures
57th Conference of Czech Neuropsychopharmacological Society, Jesenik, January 2015 – Organization of a symposium: From animal models to schizophrenia patients: cognitive deficit, coordination, hypersynchrony and functional imaging – Lecture: Disruptions of cognitive functions in animal models of schizophrenia

Selected grant projects
EU FP6 – TEDDY Network of Excellence – Task-force in Europe for Drug Development for the Young. 2005-2010
Czech Science Foundation grant 309/07/0341 – Behavioral pharmacology of spatial cognition and its application in studies of experimental model of schizophrenia – evaluated as excellent – 2007-2009
IGA MZ ČR NT13386 – Development of diagnostic tests for a cognitive deficit in schizophrenic patients based on study of spatial navigation deficit in an animal model of the disease. 2012-2015
Czech Science Foundation grant GACR 14-03627S – Hippocampus, neocortex, and navigation in the moving world: from structures to neurons. 2014-2016
Grant KONTAKT II (AMVIA) – LH14053 (bilateral grant with Prof. WH Meck, Duke University, Durham): Fourth dimension in space? Integration of temporal and spatial processing in the brain 2014-2016

Selected awards
European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS) 40th Anniversary Award for Outstanding Contribution in Early Scientific Career) – awarded in July 2008.
Award of the President of the Czech Science Foundation 2010 for a project: „Behavioral pharmacology of spatial cognition and its application in experimental model of schizophrenia“ (2007-2009) –

Selected voluntary courses:
Communication of Science by Means of Media: Organizer: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic January 2011-March 2011
Coursera Course, Duke University, Course ”The Brain and Space” – passed with distinction.

Stuchlik, A., Sumiyoshi, T., eds. (2015). Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia and other Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Convergence of Preclinical and Clinical Evidence. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-679-1, e-book

Selected patents
PCT patent: Steroid anionic compounds, method of their production, usage and pharmaceutical preparation involving them
PCT patent application – Pregnanolone derivatives substituted in 3alpha-position with the cationic group, method of their production, usage and pharmaceutical preparation involving them – IP/0805/H

Public engagements
More than 20 media contributions, more than 5 lectures for public, intensive activity in social networks (Managing popularization groups): LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook

Since 2009 I have been teaching a semester course “Neurobiology of Behavior and Memory” at the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University and other courses for undergraduate and graduate students (Progresses in Neurosciences, Animal Physiology).