Vaclav Liska

Who am I?

My name is Václav Liška and I'm a surgeon at the University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic. I specialise in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and oncosurgery. However, I try to be more than a clinician – right from the time when I was finishing my medical studies, I've been pursuing several goals in medical and biomedical research. Taking part in numerous projects over the years, I've managed to gradually build a strong team of students, researchers and collaborators.

When we (i.e. the Faculty of Medicine) managed to found and build the Biomedical Center (thanks to the funding by the European Regional Development Fund) – the first solely research-focused department of the Faculty, my research team and I formed the Laboratory of Cancer Treatment and Tissue Regeneration of the Center, where we carry out our current research.

Feel free to have a look around this website to see our research results, details on our work and, of course, feel free to get in touch with us!

Václav Liška

Curriculum Vitae

  • Family name, First name: Liška, Václav
  • ResearcherID: Q-4402-2017
  • ORCiD: 0000-0002-5226-0280
  • Nationality: Czech Republic

EDUCATION

  • 2003–2008: PhD in surgery, thesis title: “Prognostic factors of early recurrence of colorectal liver metastases after surgical treatment”, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • 1997–2003: Master, MD (MUDr.) in general medicine, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • since 2019: Senior Researcher, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
  • since 2017: Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • since 2012: Senior Researcher, Biomedical Center, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • since 2009: Consultant surgeon, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Pilsen, Czech Republic

FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

  • 2018: Maydl’s prize of the Czech Surgical Society
  • 2014: Fellowship at Department of Surgery, Ospedale San Raffaele, Universita Vita-Salute (Milan, Italy), focused on laparoscopic liver surgery (prof. L. Aldrighetti)
  • 2012: Fellowship at Department of Surgery, St. Luke´s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, USA) in duration of three months focused on hepatopancreatobiliary surgery
  • 2008: Prize of the City of Pilsen
  • 2007, 2008: Residency on hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at the Department of Surgery, University Regensburg, Germany, (4 months)
  • 2000: Prix de medecine 2000 (French Embassy Prague) – first award

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

  • since 2017: Richard Palek, MD – PhD student, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • since 2017: Jachym Rosendorf, MD – PhD student, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • 2012–2017: Ondrej Vycital, MD – PhD student, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic
  • 2012–2015: Ing. Miroslava Svobodova, PhD – postdoctoral fellow, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • since 2014: Summer School of Experimental Surgery (www.sses.eu), founder and head of organizing committee
  • since 2010: General surgery, Visceral surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary surgery, Lectures and Practices, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University
  • since 2011: Introduction in scientific labour (for PhD students), Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University
  • since 2009: Experimental surgery, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University, Czech Republic

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • 2018: VIII. Congress on Liver, Biliary tract and Pancreas Surgery. Pilsen, September 20th – 21th 2018, Czech Republic
  • 2015: VII. Congress on Liver, Biliary tract and Pancreas Surgery. Pilsen, June 15th – 16th 2015, Czech Republic
  • 2013 : XXXX. Czech – Slovak Surgical Congress and VI. Congress on Liver, Biliary tract and Pancreas Surgery. Pilsen, September 11th – 13th 2013, Czech Republic

REVIEWING ACTIVITIES

Member of Editorial Board:

  • Medical Science Monitor

Ad hoc reviewer:

  • Annals of Surgery
  • Lancet Oncology
  • Bioanalysis
  • Medical Science Monitor
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Research in Veterinary Sciences
  • Cancer Cell International
  • Surgery: Current Research
  • Cancers
  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Physiology and Biophysics
  • Tumor Biology
  • Hepatic Oncology

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

  • 2011–2017: Czech Surgical Society – The section of young surgeons – vice-president
  • 2010: Czech Surgical Society – The section of young surgeons – president
  • since 2006: International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • since 2006: International Association of Surgeons and Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO)
  • since 2006: Czech HepatoPacreatoBiliary Society
  • since 2003: Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyne
  • since 2003: Czech Surgical Association
  • since 2002: Society of Czech French-speaking Medical Doctors

MAJOR COLLABORATIONS

Prof. Kari Hemminki – Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Topics: large-scale studies in cancer genomics

Prof. Dr. med. Uta Dahmen – Universitäts Klinikum Jena, Germany

  • Topics: experimental liver surgery, liver transplantations, liver decellularization

Assoc. Prof. Pavel Souček, PhD – National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Topics: clinical studies in cancer genomics and pharmacogenomics

Pavel Vodička, MD, PhD – Institute of Experimental Medicine CAS, Prague, Czech Republic

  • Topics: clinical studies in cancer genomics

Prof. Ing. Jiří Křen, CSc. – University of West Bohemia, Pilsen Czech Republic

  • Topics: mathematical modelling and computational support in surgery planning

Assoc. Prof. Beatrice Mohelníková-Duchoňová – Palacký University Olomouc

  • Topics: clinical studies in cancer genomics