Serhiy Forostyak, MD, Ph.D.
Dr. Forostyak has graduated from a Faculty of Medicine at Ternopil’ State Medical University, Ukraine in 2005 (with honours). After receiving his first degree specialization in the field of general surgery (2008) Dr. Forostyak has continued his education at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague and Institute of Experimental Medicine at Czech Academy of Sciences.
He has defended his doctoral thesis in 2012 and received a title PhD in Neuroscience. During his doctoral and postdoctoral years he has received several prestigious fellowships and awards (CORTEX: Marie Curie Early Stage Training Net; FENS Young Investigator Training Program; Czech Neuroscience Society award for best publication published by a Young Neuroscientist; Development of Research Teams for the BIOCEV; EUROCELLNET travel fellowship etc.) and underwent internship in prestigious universities (Cambridge University, UK; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi, Italy; University of Pittsburgh, USA). Dr. Forostyak’s research lays in the field of regenerative and translational medicine with a main focus on evaluation of regenerative potential of stem cells (mesenchymal stromal cells; embryonic stem cells; induced pluripotent stem cells etc.) and biomaterials, and their application to cure neurotrauma and neurodegenerative disorders. Current scientific record includes 22 publications (WOS) in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals, 3 book chapters and 3 papers are currently in press. Dr. Forostyak has been principal/co-principle investigator in several research projects. He is acting as a scientific evaluator of national and international grant agencies, but also contributes as a reviewer in prestigious scientific journals. He has been actively participating at numerous national and international conferences, but also acted as an organising committee member at several international meetings.
Mgr. Iveta Minaříková
Iveta Minaříková studied major Analytical Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University in Brno. During her studies she followed a research fellowship at University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno where she participated in research focused on hypoglycemic prevention for her Bachelor thesis and later also Master thesis. The main theme was formulation and then testing of micro-pharmaceutical forms with high glucose content and semipermeable membrane which provided gradual release of glucose. This research had won competition Science Slam which popularizes current research and development and afterwards she took part in European final in Vienna.
After her studies she started her career as an analyst in company Oncomed Manufacturing, which produces cytostatic injections. She controlled the input material and the cytostatic injections during the production process but also after it. One of the necessary parts of her work was the validation of new production processes.
She joined our team with her experiences from pharmaceutical industry as a Research & Development Specialist and now she leads the development of new products and the area of processing.
Marika Horká studied at Secondary School of Healthcare and Nursing in Vyškov. After her studies she has worked as a nurse in University Hospital Ostrava, Department of Children Neurology and later in Internal Medicine Ward.
In 2008 she started to work as a nurse in Hospital Uherské Hradiště, in Orthopedics and ICU department where she cared for patients after operations and also assisted during the operations.
In 2014 she started to work in our processing team where, thanks to her experiences with surgical instruments, she participated in the development of the ideal processing of the amniotic membrane and other tissues. In 2017 she became the Head of the Processing Team.
PharmDr. Ľudmila Kišeláková, MBA
PharmDr. Ľudmila Kišeláková, MBA, joined the National Center of Tissues and Cells, a.s. to the position of Business Developer in the Czech and Slovak Republics, especially in relation to amniotic membrane products.
After graduating from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Comenius University in Bratislava, in the field clinical pharmacy “Opium Derivatives in Papaver somniferum and their use in therapy” has been awarded the title of Doctor of Clinical Pharmacy. She has studied abroad in Denmark with a focus on finance, marketing, ethics and cultural diversity, communication with the media as well as at the London Marketing and Business School.
In the international innovative pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk AS led the project to market new products, coordinated a part of the international project DEPAC in Slovakia with a focus on the treatment of diabetes mellitus with the aim of accelerating the innovation of diabetes therapy. The design and management of the diabetes project “Diabetes and You” and the “Barometer” project were aimed at the occurrence and prevention of complications of diabetes. Extreme Education Concept – Build up 25 education centers with audiovisual animations to built awareness about the new product concepts and its benefits.
She also focused on the insulin pump site in improving diabetes compensation. Knowledge of bridging the results of clinical research with marketing tactics has been synergized with sales targets.
Subsequently, the Executive Master of Business Administration completed the defense of the work “Aging of the Population – Health and Quality of Life in the Context of Managerial Ethics”.
In leisure moments, the council is dedicated to culture, travel and family.