Prof. Ivana Marova is a regular professor of biochemistry at Faculty of Chemistry, Brno University of Technology (FCH BUT). At this time she is a Head of Department of Food Chemistry and Biotechnology, FCH BUT. She has been profiled as a specialist in the field of microbial biochemistry and biotechnology, food biochemistry, bioanalysis and utilization/valorization of waste substrates to production of high value-added products. She has worked as leader of research groups in frame of national and international projects from 2002 till present. At this time she is a head of the Biotechnology and Biomaterials group of Materials Research Centre FCH BUT in Brno (established in 2010 as a regional centre of excellence); she is a leader of research group working on development of patented HYDAL biotechnology awarded by Frost and Sullivan Technology Innovation Award (2015). She was applicant and co-applicant of many scientific projects (ESF, GACR, TACR, OP VaVpI). She is author of about 100 original scientific papers, 4 books/chapters, 2 accepted and 4 applied patents, 2 industrial applications and co-author of about 300 contributions on international conferences. She is supervisor of doctoral students DSP (more than 20 successfully defensed PhD theses). She cooperates with many industrial subjects (Nafigate, a.s., Pharmaceutical Biotechnology) and international research groups.
Brno University of Technology (BUT), the second largest technical university in Czech Republic, was found in 1899 as the first Czech higher education institution in Moravia region. At the present time more than 24,000 students are enrolled at BUT at 8 faculties and 2 university institutes.