Jindrich Kopecek, Ph.D., D.Sc.

Research Interests

  • Biodegradability of Polymers
  • Genetically Engineered Materials
  • Biorecognition of Macromolecules
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Bioconjugate Chemistry

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Bioengineering - Distinguished Professor, Materials Science & Engineering - Adjunct Professor, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Distinguished Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Experimental Therapeutics

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 581-4532
  • L.S. Skaggs Hall
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    30 S 2000 E, Room: 301
    Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Academic Bio

Jindrich Kopecek, PhD, DSc, is a distinguished professor in the Departments of Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Bioengineering at the University of Utah. He is also a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute.Kopecek's research interests include the design, synthesis, and characterization of biorecognizable biomedical polymers. He focuses on the development of targeted anticancer drugs, particularly to treat ovarian cancer.Kopecek received a master's degree from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Czechoslovakia, a PhD from the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Czechoslovakia, and a DSc from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
Chemistry
D.Sc.
Postdoctoral Fellowship National Research Council of Canada
Membrane Transport
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
Macromolecular Chemistry
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Institute of Chemical Technology
Macromolecular Chemistry
M.S.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Doctoral Training Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
Chemistry
D.Sc. Czechoslovakia
Postdoctoral Fellowship National Research Council of Canada
Membrane Transport
Postdoctoral Fellow Canada
Doctoral Training Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
Macromolecular Chemistry
Ph.D. Czechoslovakia
Graduate Training Institute of Chemical Technology
Macromolecular Chemistry
M.S. Czechoslovakia

Career

Institution Description Country
Ministry of Health Member, Committee on New Polymers Czech Republic
Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Research Scientific Officer Czech Republic
Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Research Scientific Officer Czech Republic
Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences Head, Laboratory of Medical Polymers Czech Republic
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry Head, Laboratory of Biodegradable Polymers Czech Republic
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Visiting Professor Czech Republic
Tokyo Women's Medical University Visiting Professor Japan
Universite Paris-Nord Visiting Professor United Kingdom