I studied chemistry at Masaryk University in Brno (the Czech Republic). Both my Master’s and Ph.D. degrees were completed under the supervision of Petr Klán. While the Master thesis (2002) titled Synthesis and energy transfer of bichromophores led to the introduction of the photoremovable protecting group (2,5-dimethylphenacyl), the Ph.D. work (2006) was oriented towards spectroscopy of organic compounds on ice, namely assessing the aggregations, pH change and solvatochromic behavior of frozen compounds. During the studies, I joined the groups of Andrej Loupy (Université Paris XI, Orsay, France), Michael Greenleave (University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA), and Jakob Wirz (Basel Universitaet, Switzerland).

My postdoctoral stay at Basel Universitaet, Switzerland (2006-2007) was guaranteed by Jakob Wirz and involved primarily an investigation of various photoremovable protecting groups with time resolved techniques. After his retirement, Joggi generously allowed us to transfer his equipment to Brno, thus facilitating smooth continuation of the research.

Since 2007, I have been active within photochemical groups at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.