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Global Change Research Institute, CAS

Mgr. Tomáš Zavřel, Ph. D.


Position: Scientist

Branch: Department of Adaptive Biotechnologies

Workplace: ÚVGZ AV ČR, v. v. i.Drásov 470Drásov664 24



Research Focus

Microalgae biotechnology; bio-production optimization; resource allocation; photosynthesis; stress physiology; systems biology


2015: Ph.D. degree in Plant Physiology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

2011: M.Sc. degree in Plant Physiology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic


2020 onwards: Research Assistant, Department of Adaptive Biotechnologies, Global Change Research Institute CAS, Drásov

2015 – 2019: Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Adaptive Biotechnologies, Global Change Research Institute CAS, Drásov

2011 – 2015: Ph.D. student, Department of Adaptive Biotechnologies, Global Change Research Centre CAS, Drásov

2012 – 2014: Research & Development Assistant, Photon System Instruments, Ltd., Drasov 470, 664 24 Drásov, CZ

Important research visits and fellowships

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018: Department of Hydrobotany, Balaton Limnological Institute, Tihany, Hungary

2018/10: Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

2016/10-11: Climate Change Cluster (C3), University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

2013/04-05: Bioenergy Group, Center for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

2011/06-08: Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, USA


The Czech Society of Experimental Plant Biology

The Czech Biotechnology Society

Brief scientometrics

Publications indexed in WoS

All publications

Inomura, K., Masuda, T., Eichner, M., Rabouille, S., Zavřel, T., Červený, J., Vancová, M., Bernát, G., Armin, G., Claquin, P., Kotabová, E., Stephan, S., Suggett, D. J., Deutsch, C., & Prášil, O. (2021). Quantifying Cyanothece growth under DIC limitation. Comp. Struct. Biotech. J., 19, 6456–6464.

Polerecky L., Eichner M., Masuda T., Zavřel T., Rabouille S., Campbell D.A. and Halsey K. (2021) Calculation and Interpretation of Substrate Assimilation Rates in Microbial Cells Based on Isotopic Composition Data Obtained by nanoSIMS. Front. Microbiol. 12:621634.

Zavřel T., Schoffman H., Lukeš M., Fedorko J., Keren N, Červený J. (2021) Monitoring fitness and productivity in cyanobacteria batch cultures. Algal Research. 56:  1-15.

Rabouille S. et al. (2021): Electron & Biomass Dynamics of Cyanothece Under Interacting Nitrogen & Carbon Limitations. Front. Microbiol. 12: 1-21. 

Bernát, G., Zavřel, T., Kotabová, E., Kovács, L., Steinbach, G., Vörös, L., Prášil, O., Somogyi, B. and Tóth, V. R. (2021) Photomorphogenesis in the Picocyanobacterium Cyanobium gracile Includes Increased Phycobilisome Abundance Under Blue Light, Phycobilisome Decoupling Under Near Far-Red Light, and Wavelength-Specific Photoprotective Strategies. Front. Plant Sci. 12: 1-16.

Sukačová K., Lošák P., Brummer V., Máša V., Vícha D.and Zavřel T. (2021) Perspective Design of Algae Photobioreactor for Greenhouses—A Comparative Study. Energies 14(5), 1338.

Polerecky L. et al. (2021): Temporal Patterns and Intra- and Inter-Cellular Variability in Carbon and Nitrogen Assimilation by the Unicellular Cyanobacterium Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142. Front. Microbiol. 12: 1-15

Müller S, Zavřel T, Červený J. (2019): Towards a quantitative assessment of inorganic carbon cycling in photosynthetic microorganisms. Eng Life Sci. 1–13.

Zavřel, T., Faizi, M., Loureiro, C. Poschmann, G. Stühler, K. Sinetova, M. A. Zorina, A. Steuer, R. Červený, J. (2019): Quantitative insights into the cyanobacterial cell economy. eLife (8): 1-29, e42508. 10.7554/eLife.42508

Zavřel T., Chmelík D, Sinetova MA, Červený J. (2018): Spectrophotometric Determination of Phycobiliprotein Content in Cyanobacterium Synechocystis. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018; (139):1 – 9. 10.3791/58076

Zavřel T., Szabó M., Tamburic B., Evenhuis Ch., Kuzhiumparambil U., Literáková P., Larkum A. W. D., Raven J. A., Červený J., Ralph, P. J. (2018): Effect of carbon limitation on photosynthetic electron transport in Nannochloropsis oculata. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 18: 31-43. 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2018.02.020

Faizi, M., Zavřel, T., Loureiro, C., Červený, J., Steuer, R. (2018): A model of optimal protein allocation during phototrophic growth. Biosystems. 10.1016/j.biosystems.2018.02.004

Zavřel, T., Očenášová, P., Sinetová, M. A., Červený, J. (2018): Determination of Storage (Starch/Glycogen) and Total Saccharides Content in Algae and Cyanobacteria by a Phenol-Sulfuric Acid Method. Bio-protocol 8(15). 10.21769/BioProtoc.2966

Zavřel T., Očenášová P., Červený J. (2017): Phenotypic characterization of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 substrains reveals differences in sensitivity to abiotic stress. PLoS ONE (12): 1-21.: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189130

Zavřel T., Červený J., Knop H., Steuer R. (2016): Optimizing cyanobacterial product synthesis: Meeting the challenges. Bioengineered.

Zavřel T, Knoop H, Steuer R, Jones PR, Červený J, Trtílek M. (2016): A quantitative evaluation of ethylene production in the recombinant cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 harboring the ethylene-forming enzyme by membrane inlet mass spectrometry. Bioresource Technology. 10.1016/j.biortech.2015.11.062

Červený J., Sinetova M. A., Zavřel T., Los D. A. (2015) Mechanisms of High Temperature Resistance of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: An Impact of Histidine Kinase 34. Life 5: 676-699. DOI:10.3390/life5010676

Zavřel T., Sinetova M. a., Búzová D., Literáková P. Červený J. (2015) Characterization of a model cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 autotrophic growth in a flat-panel photobioreactor. Engineering in Life Sciences. 15: 122-132.

Zavřel T., Sinetová, M. A., Červený, J. (2015): Measurement of chlorophyll a and carotenoids concentration in cyanobacteria. Bio-protocol 5(9). 10.21769/BioProtoc.1467

Sinetova M. A., Červený J., Zavřel T., Nedbal L (2012) On the dynamics and constraints of batch culture growth of the cyanobacterium Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142. Journal of Biotechnology 162:148-155.