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Dr. Karel Říha leads a research group at the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), based at Masaryk University in Brno, where his team studies processes that govern plant reproduction and germline differentiation.

Karel received his PhD in genetics from Masaryk University in 1998. He then spent four years as a postdoctoral fellow at Texas A&M University, studying telomeres, before joining the newly established Gregor Mendel Institute in Vienna as a junior group leader. In 2014 he returned to Brno, where he currently serves as a deputy director for research at CEITEC.