Brno Ph.D. Talent

Michal Vašina

Microfluidics in protein and metabolic engineering

Lector: Zbyněk Prokop and Jiří Damborský

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Environmental Health Sciences


About the project

The aim of this project is to develop microfluidic systems and utilize them for rapid and systematic in vitro characterization of constructed biocatalysts and enzyme cascades. The model group of enzymes will be haloalkane dehalogenases, relevant for environmental biotechnology for its application in bioremediation or biosensing. The model enzyme cascade will be the synthetic pathway for degradation of the anthropogenic genotoxic pollutant 1,2,3-trichloropropane (TCP).


Why science?

After my Ph.D. study, I plan a postdoctoral stay at one of highly prestigious scientific institutions abroad. The objective of my career after return back to Czech Republic is either to establish a new research group or to join a research-oriented Czech biotechnological company. Thus, by transfering the gained knowledge and experience, I would return the time and resources, which had been invested in me, back to the Czech scientific community, to the region and our society.


What do I like most about Brno

I like the spirit of the city, more specifically the engaging and activism.