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prof. Dr.rer.nat. Friedo Zölzer DSc.

prof. Dr.rer.nat. Friedo Zölzer DSc.

Positions:

  • Vice-Dean for International Relations

Pedagogical Activities:

Professor

Contact:

e-mail: zoelzer@zsf.jcu.cz
Phone: +420 389 037 507, +420 776 296 676
Address:
J. Boreckého 1167/27,
37011 České Budějovice

Consultation Hours:

  • Tuesday 13:00 - 15:00

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 1974 – 1981 Study of physics with emphasis on biophysics at the Universities of Cologne and Gießen, Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1981 Diploma in physics, with a thesis on "Lethal and mutagenic effects of ultraviolet radiation on yeast cells"
  • 1981 – 1986 Research assistant at the Centre of Radiation Research, University of Gießen
  • 1986 Doctorate in physics, with a thesis on "Effects of monochromatic and polychromatic ultraviolet radiation on Chinese hamster cells"
  • 1983 – 1986 Part-time lecturer on "Biophysics" and "Optical methods in biology and medicine" at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg
  • 1986 – 1987 Postdoctoral fellow of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft at the Institute of Cytology, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
  • 1987 – 1988 Research scientist at the Centre of Radiation Research, University of Gießen
  • 1988 – 1999 Research scientist and lecturer at the Institute of Medical Radiobiology, University of Essen
  • 1990 – 1999 Part-time lecturer on „Medical radiobiology“ and „Radiation protection“ at the Institute of Technology in Essen and the Academy of Emergency Planning and Civil Defence in Bad Neuenahr - Ahrweiler
  • 1996 Habilitation in "Radiobiology", with a thesis on "Disturbances of cell proliferation and their importance for predictive tests in ionizing radiation tumour therapy”
  • since 1999 Teacher at Townshend International School, Hluboka nad Vltavou, Czech Republic (2001 - 2005 as Academic Director, since 2005 part-time)
  • since 2004 Senior lecturer at the Department of Radiology and Toxicology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (2004 - 2005 part-time, since 2005 full time)
  • 2007 second Habilitation in "Radiobiology" at the University of Defence, Faculty of Military Medicine, Hradec Králové, with a thesis on "Radiobiological and oncological investigations with the help of two-parameter flow cytometry"
  • 2010-2019 head of the Department of Radiology and Toxicology, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, University of South Bohemia
  • since 2012 adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University Prague
  • 2013-2018 member of the task group "Ethics of Radiation Protection" of the International Commission of Radiological Protection (TG94 ICRP)
  • 2014 Professor of "Environmental Sciences", appointed by the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University Prague
  • 2015-2020 member of the committee "Non-ionising radiation" (A6) of the German Commission on Radiological Protection
  • 2016 Research professor (DSc.) of "Molecular-Biological and Medical Sciences", Czech Academy of Sciences
  • since 2018 member of the task group "Ethics in radiological protection for medical diagnosis and treatment" of the International Commission of Radiological Protection (TG109 ICRP)
  • since 2019 member of the committee "Radiation risk" (A1) of the German Commission on Radiological Protection
  • since 2021 member of the German Commission on Radiological Protection (main commission)

Current Professional Specialization:

  • Effects of ultraviolet radiation
  • Effects of densely ionizing radiation
  • Biodosimetry
  • Evaluation of radiation risks

Approved research projects:

  • - as main researcher -
  • "Influence of environmental chemicals on the climate and biological consequences", Part "Cellular effects of mono- and polychromatic UVB radiation", Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, Applicant: J. Kiefer, 1978-1988
  • "Cellular effects of ultraviolet radiation in the wavelength range 313 - 365 nm", Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, Applicants: F. Zölzer, J. Kiefer, 1988–1990
  • "Predictive tests for clinical tumour therapy", Part of Research Area 102 of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Grant Agency) "Experimental and clinical leukemia and tumour research", Applicant: C. Streffer, 1988–1990
  • "Mechanisms of tumour repopulation under radiotherapy", Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Applicants: F. Zölzer, C. Streffer, 1993–1995
  • "Development of a czech-english-german-russian-slovak on-line dictionary of radiology, toxicology and emergency management", FRVŠ (Higher Education Development Fund), 2007
  • "Biological dosimetry of people occupationally exposed to alpha radiation", NPVII MŠMT (National Research Program II of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports), 2008-2011
  • "Research on the health of former employees of MAPE Mydlovary (a uranium processing plant) and the population in the vicinity", Grant of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South Bohemia, EPZ2012_003, 2013-2015
  • „Civil protection with regard to different segments of population", Grant of the Ministry of the Interior, Safety research program II/2-VS, VG20132015122, 2013-2015
  • „Open Project for the European Radiation Research Area (OPERRA)“, Subtask „Ethics of radiation protection“, Grant in the framework of EURATOM, No. 604984, 2013-2017
  • "Selected ethical aspects of health care and emergency management in a culturally diverse society", Grant of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, University of South Bohemia, 2020-2022
  • - as cooperation partner -
  • "Mutation induction in mammalian cells by ionizing radiation of extremely low dose rate", Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Reactor Safety, Applicant: J. Kiefer, 1980 - 1990
  • "Investigations on the clinical application of low-frequency athermic magnetic fields in the treatment of malign tumours", Part "Experimental investigations", Federal Ministry of Research and Technology, Applicant: C. Streffer, 1988 - 1992
  • "Investigations on the consequences of radiation damage in former employees of WISMUT AG", Part "Assessment of so-called biomarkers or bioindicators", Association of commercial and industrial workers’ compensation insurance carriers, Applicants: C. Streffer, W.-U. Müller, 1992 - 1997
  • "Scientists help Chernobyl children", Part "Accompanying biological investigations, bioindicators", Association of German Electrical Power Plants, Applicants: C. Streffer, W.-U. Müller, 1993 - 1998
  • "Biological effects of long-term radiation exposure at low doses and low dose rates in comparison to acute exposure at high doses and high dose rates", Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Reactor Safety, Applicants: C. Streffer, W.-U. Müller, 1997 - 2000

Personal Interests:

  • Philosophy and religion, esp. the Bahá'í Faith (www.bahai.org)