Prof Milan Macek
Professor Macek Jr. is the chairman of the Department of Medical- and Molecular genetics at 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University Prague and University Hospital Motol (www.fnmotol.cz/ublg) and head of the National Coordination Centre for Rare Diseases (www.nkcvo.cz) within this department. He is also co-chairman of the National Cystic Fibrosis Centre. He studied medicine at Charles University Prague, did postdoctoral stays at Institute of Human Genetics, Humboldt University, Berlin and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. His main research interests comprise molecular genetics of rare diseases, development of novel therapies in cystic fibrosis, including involvement in public health initiatives related to rare disease-related diagnostics and care. Prof. Macek is past President of the European Society of Human Genetics, and past board member of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology.