Time and project management

17. 1. 2024, BIOCEV, Vestec u Prahy

Have you ever thought about how PIs handle all their workload? How do they manage their work, lab, grants, projects, students and life? And how did they learn to do it? We invited inspiring researchers to share their journeys in becoming time and project managers in science. 


The workshop is open to all students. We believe it will be most beneficial for PhD students and post-docs from natural and technical sciences, however even motivated undergraduate students or students from social sciences and humanities may benefit from attending. 

This workshop is co-organized with the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in BIOCEV with the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


14:00 - 14:05

Opening word (MH Kolář, K Rohlenová)

14:05 - 15:10

Short talks

15:10 - 15:20


15:20 - 16:15

Panel discussion

16:00- 17:00

Coffee, networking, informal discussion


Mgr. Zuzana Kečkéšová, Ph.D.

Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the CAS

Dr. Keckesova is a junior group leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Czech Academy of Science. Her laboratory aims to uncover important aspects of cancer biology; particularly the identification and characterization of novel tumor suppressor pathways. Dr. Keckesova completed her PhD at University College London (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Greg Towers in the area of virology and immunity. Her postdoctoral work was performed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in the area of cancer research under the mentorship of Prof. Robert Weinberg. 

Mgr. Ondřej Mottl, Ph.D.

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science

Ondřej Mottl is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Science, Charles University. He mainly focuses on quantitative ecology, macroecology, palaeoecology, and community ecology with an interest in data science. He is currently working on developing state-of-the-art tools to study global biodiversity patterns and lowering the barriers to scientific exploration. He obtained his PhD in entomology at the University of South Bohemia and then he moved for a postdoc in Norway to work at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Bergen.

doc. RNDr. Eva Muchová, Ph.D.

Department of Physical Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague

Eva Muchová completed her master's and doctoral studies at the Faculty of Science of Charles University. After her maternity break, she started working at the University of Science and Technology, gradually as an assistant professor. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pisa in 2021. In 2023 she habilitated at the Institute of Physical Chemistry and is starting her own research group. Her work has long been devoted to theoretical modelling of X-ray photochemistry, focusing mainly on ultrafast processes in aqueous solutions.  In her spare time, she enjoys family and sports.

Trevor Smith

trainer and coach based in Prague

Trevor Smith has over 25 years’ experience designing and delivering learning Interventions, Leadership & Skills Development programs, working across all company levels, delivering solutions in 26 countries for many global companies. His main focus areas include; Leadership, Change Management, Project Management (PRINCE2), Communication, Behaviour Change, Team Development, and ‘Coaching Skills’ for Managers. Most recently he has been working with the Global Pharma company Novartis in a Global Leadership Development role.