Miroslav Ovečka: Plant Physiology First Author

Miroslav Ovečka, co-first author of “Imaging plant cells and organs with light-sheet and super-resolution microscopy”

Current Position: Professor, Department of Cell Biology CRH, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Education: MSc and PhD in Plant Physiology with Prof. Milan Bobák at the Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia; Assoc. Professor in Botany and Professor in Molecular Cell Biology at the Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Non-scientific Interests: nature, walking, history.

Brief bio: Since 2012, when I joined the group of Prof. Jozef Šamaj at the Department of Cell Biology, Centre of the Region Haná for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc, I have started to investigate mechanisms of plant signalling, stress responses and developmental adaptations. I am working on cell polarity and integration of cytoskeleton with vesicular trafficking during plant growth and development, as well as in plant-microbe interactions. In the Šamaj laboratory, I was involved in the establishment of cutting-edge advanced microscopy unit in Czech Republic employing high-resolution technologies for developmental live cell imaging of plants, including crops, at physiological conditions.