Jan Tkac

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Jan Tkac
The Institute of Chemistry, Slovakia

Jan Tkac obtained PhD. degree in biotechnology in 2000 (Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia) and DSc. degree in analytical chemistry in 2011 (Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia). His training included stays at Linkoping University, Sweden (2001-2003), Lund University, Sweden (2003-2006) and Oxford University, UK (2006-2008). At present he works at the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia as a Head of Department of Glycobiotechnology. His research interests include electrochemical and optical platforms of detection, surface patterning protocols with control at nanoscale, enzymatic and microbial biosensors and biofuel cells, glycan biochips/biosensors and lectin/antibody-based affinity biosensors/biochips. He was the recipient of an Individual Marie Curie Fellowship (2003-2006) and currently he is the holder of an ERC Starting Grant (2013-2017).