Dr. Lukáš Čajánek is a head of the group. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2011 from Karolinska Institute in Sweden (lab of Ernest Arenas), where he studied WNT signaling in the context of dopamine neuron differentiation.
For a postdoc he joined the lab of Erich Nigg (Biozentrum of University of Basel in Switzerland). There he explored mechanisms of centrosome biogenesis, and, as FEBS-fellow, also molecular aspects of ciliogenesis.
In 2015 he returned to Brno as SoMoPro fellow. Following successful grant application to a PROMYS grant scheme of Swiss National Science Foundation he has been in 2017 appointed assistant professor at Masaryk University Faculty of Medicine. Since 2021 he is also independent research group leader at the Faculty of Medicine and since 2022 assistant professor at the Faculty of Science.
His main scientific interest is to find out how cilia and centrosome are build and what different functions they serve.