Roman Kučera

Roman Kucera

3rd Year SBM CDT DPhil Student

I am from a small town in the West part of Slovakia called Prievidza. I obtained my Masters degree from Masaryk University (CZ) under the supervision of Dr Jakub Svenda, conducting research dedicated to the total synthesis of biologically active natural products. During my Masters study, I spent one semester as an Erasmus student in Prof. Oliver Reiser's lab at the University of Regensburg (DE) developing a novel synthesis of Paeonilide. I also conducted a six month internship in the research group of Prof. Seth Herzon at Yale University developing new Pleuromutilin based antibiotics. My academic interests lie in the synthesis of natural products with a medicinal application. In my spare time, I am a keen climber and like hiking, cycling and Arduino programming.