David Kopecký Ph.D.

Position
Group Leader
Address
Šlechtitelů 31, 783 71 Olomouc - Holice
Room number
304
Research group

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Academic Degrees

  • 2001: MSc.; Teaching Biology-Geography-Geology, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc;
  • 2005: Ph.D.; Botany, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc; Ph.D. thesis: „Use of androgenesis in vitro for development of plant hybrids and characterization of hybrid plants"

Position and Employment

  • 2012 - present - Senior Researcher - Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2015 - present - Lecturer - Department of biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Palacký University, Olomouc, subject: Genetics
  • 2010 - 2012 - Junior Researcher - Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2008 - 2010 - Research Scientist - Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cytometry, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2005 - 2008 - Postdoctoral Fellow - Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cytometry, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Research Focus

polyploidy and interspecific hybridization
meiosis
nuclear organization
plant genome structure and evolution

Awards

still waiting for the big one :-)

Five Selected Publications

Mahelka, V., Krak, K., Kopecký, D., Fehrer, J., Šafář, J., Bartoš, J., Hobza, R., Blavet, N., Blattner, F.R.: Multiple horizontal transfers of nuclear ribosomal genes between phylogenetically distinct grass lineages. – PNAS 114: 1726-1731, 2017.

Stočes, Š., Ruttink, T., Bartoš, J., Studer, B., Yates, S., Zwierzykowski, Z., Abrouk, M., Roldán-Ruiz, I., Książczyk, T., Rey, E., Doležel, J., Kopecký, D.: Orthology Guided Transcriptome Assembly of Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue for single-nucleotide polymorphism discovery. – Plant Genome 9: 1-14, 2016.


Kopecký, D., Studer, B.: Emerging technologies advancing forage and turf grass genomics. – Biotechnol. Adv. 32: 190-199, 2014.

Kopecký, D., Martis, M., Číhalíková, J., Hřibová, E., Vrána, J., Bartoš, J., Kopecká, J., Cattonaro, F., Stočes, Š., Novák, P., Neumann, P., Macas, J., Šimková, H., Studer, B., Asp, T., Baird, J.H., Navrátil, P., Karafiátová, M., Kubaláková, M., Šafář, J., Mayer, K., Doležel, J.: Flow sorting and sequencing meadow fescue chromosome 4F. – Plant Physiol. 163: 1323-1337, 2013.

Mahelka, V., Kopecký, D., Baum, B.R.: Contrasting patterns of evolution of 45S and 5S rDNA families uncover new aspects in the genome constitution of the agronomically important grass Thinopyrum intermedium (Triticeae). – Mol. Biol. Evol. 30(9): 2065-2086, 2013.