Tomáš Zima

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Tomáš Zima
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508th Rector of Charles University in Prague
Assumed office
1 February 2014
Preceded byVáclav Hampl
Dean of First Faculty of Medicine
In office
Preceded byŠtěpán Svačina
Succeeded byAleksi Šedo
Personal details
Born (1966-07-02) 2 July 1966 (age 54)
Prague, Czechoslovakia
(now Czech Republic)
Political partyKSČ (1983–1990)
Spouse(s)Aneta Doušová
EducationCharles University in Prague
OccupationCharles University in Prague
ProfessionDoctor of Medicine, Biochemist

Tomáš Zima (born 2 July 1966) is a Czech chemist, and a teaching professor in the fields of biochemistry, clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. He is the current Rector of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.


Zima graduated from the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in 1990. He has been a professor of medical chemistry and biochemistry since 2001 and head of the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital, Prague. He is a specialist in clinical chemistry, and European Specialist in Laboratory Medicine (EuSpLM). He was the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine from 2005 to 2012 and then became Rector of the university.

His main research interests include oxidative stress, advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), experimental nephrology, tumor markers, and laboratory management and accreditation. He is the author of more than 440 articles, which are cited more than 2500 times in the Science Citation Index, eight books and co-author of 71 chapters in books, with an H-index of 26. He has given more than 130 lectures outside the Czech Republic. Zima is a member of several scientific societies, including the Czech Medical Academy and Czech Learned Society and serves on Boards including the Executive Board of EFLM,[clarification needed] and the Conferences and Congresses Committee of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. He is a member of the European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH).

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