Dr. Peter Šebej
PI at "Fluorescent probes" research group

Peter Šebej received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry with focus on photochemistry from Masaryk University in 2012. He extended his expertise during research stays at the University of Regensburg, University of Basel, Kansas University, and Goethe University in Frankfurt. After a postdoctoral research at the Masaryk University with Petr Klán and at Columbia University with Dali Sames, he joined the RECETOX Centre in 2017, where he is now an assistant professor and a junior PI of the research group Fluorescent Probes.

His research focuses on small fluorescent molecules. Specific topics cover: 1) application of red and near infra-red emitting fluorescent tags as free molecules or in conjugates; exploration of their potential in biological and biomedical applications. 2) Exploration of structure-properties relationships within libraries of dyes. 3) Rational design of dyes structures and their tailoring. 4) Conjugation of dyes with biomolecules, properties of the conjugates and their utilization in visualization and recognition. 5) Photochemical properties of dyes, dichotomy of bleaching and useful photochemical reactions. 6) Fluorescent dyes as tools to address various interdisciplinary issues, especially at the inter-phase of chemistry and biology.

Peter is author and co-author of 23 publications with almost 500 citations and h-index of 13.

He teaches the course on Fate of Toxic Compounds in the Environment, series of seminars on soft-skills, and manages a RECETOX seminar series – Advances in Environmental Health Sciences.

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Field of study: Environmental chemistry and toxicology
Field of study: Organic Chemistry
Field of study: Organic Chemistry

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