Management bodies

ERA Chair Holder

Head of the ERA Chair has a direct superiority over her team comprised of four new employees plus a Project Manager and at least four PhD students. The main responsibility of the ERA Chair Holder consists of implementation of Work Plans together with its co-leaders and the delivery of the expected and planned outputs.

Dr. Diana Karina Allende (Mexico)

Dr. Diana Karina Allende (Mexico)

ERA Chair Holder

Recovery and use of biopolymers (polymers and proteins) as additives in functional systems

ERA Chair Team Members

Teresita Martín del Campo (Mexico)

Teresita Martín del Campo (Mexico)

Senior Researcher

Food bioprocessing, functional compounds recovery from byproducts, functional new products development and their bioactivity and compositional evaluation

Iveta Klojdová (Czechia)

Iveta Klojdová (Czechia)

Senior Researcher

Complex colloidal systems, encapsulation, and functional product development

Tomáš Kudera (Czechia)

Tomáš Kudera (Czechia)

Junior Researcher

Ethnic foods, biological activities and compositional evaluation of edible natural products

    PhD Students

    Nujamee Ngasakul (Thailand)

    Nujamee Ngasakul (Thailand)

    PhD Student

    Recovery of bioactive compounds from by-products using green extraction techniques and applications in functional products.

    Abdul Muiz (Pakistan)

    Abdul Muiz (Pakistan)

    PhD Student

    Development of low-fat dairy products using w/o/w double emulsions.

    Ali Kozlu (Turkey)

    Ali Kozlu (Turkey)

    PhD Student

    Preparation and characterization of insect-based milk and dairy analogs from different edible insect species.

    Sefik Özel (Turkey)

    Sefik Özel (Turkey)

    PhD Student

    Development of non-animal food analogs

    Advisory Board

    is composed of external and independent scientific experts, renowned scientists, chosen to complement the expertise and to maximize benefits. It is in charge for giving scientific input for strategic decisions and advises on scientific assessment and implementation of changes.

    Management Committee

    has the executive authority in the organizational structure. It monitors the timely preparation and execution of deliverables to control the attainment of objectives. The Management Committee consists of key faculty persons, namely: Pavel Klouček, Lenka Kouřimská, Markéta Sedmíková and Pavel Tlustoš.

     doc. Ing. Pavel Klouček, Ph.D.
    doc. Ing. Pavel Klouček, Ph.D.
    doc. Ing. Lenka Kouřimská, Ph.D.
    doc. Ing. Lenka Kouřimská, Ph.D.

    prof. Mgr. Ing. Markéta Sedmíková, Ph.D.
    prof. Mgr. Ing. Markéta Sedmíková, Ph.D.
    prof. Ing. Pavel Tlustoš, CSc., dr. h. c.
    prof. Ing. Pavel Tlustoš, CSc., dr. h. c.

    Office Manager

    ensures the smooth and efficient functioning of the team’s administrative operations, manages procurement processes, tracks expenses, manages travel arrangements, facilitates seamless communication and coordination, and fosters a cohesive and collaborative environment.

    Mgr. Nicola Zichová

    Project Manager

    cooperates with and is subordinated to the ERA Chair Holder. The Project Manager arranges for the timely execution and preparation of deliverables to assure the attainment of objectives. The Project Manager regularly checks the implementation of defined tasks and system control regarding the filling-in of activity reports, regularly monitors the Work Plan status measured against deliverable and milestone planning, controls deliverable timelines and quality in order to ensure timely and accurate work plan follow-up.

    The position of the Project Manager is supported by the Financial Manager who looks after the financial aspects of the project. In cooperation with Project Manager the Financial Manager periodically assesses the spending of the budget in order to guarantee that any under- or over-spend can be promptly identified and rectified.

    Ing. Mgr. Lukáš Pacek, Ph.D.