My name is Martin Holub and I grew up in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
As engineer trained in physics and biology, my interest lies in developing instruments and techniques that enable discovery and control in cell and molecular biology. I believe that synthetic biology and bioengineering offer an opportunituy for more sustainable future of humanity on this or any other planet. The to-date applications are, however, limited by our inability to image intracellular porcesses at relevant spatio-temporal scales. My mission is to change this.
I am enrolled in Master’s program at ETH Zürich where I specialize in Bioengineering. Currently, I work on my thesis in Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy with Dr. Dmitry Momotenko at the Laboratory of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.
Previously, I was an intern in bioinformatics with NEBION where I worked on analysis of big biological datasets from micro-array and next-generation sequencing experiments. Before that, I was with the Experimental Imaging and Neuroenergetics Lab where I worked on analysis of data from 2-photon fluorescence microscopy and calibration of novel chemical probe for longitudinal oxygen-imaging of deep brain tissue. Before this, I was with the Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication Laboratory where I worked on bioprinting and hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering.
I obtained Bachelor’s degree from Brno University of Technology (BUT) with the thesis Cavitation in Microfluidics under Prof. Pavel Rudolf. During my undergrad at BUT, I worked further with Prof. Pavel Neuzil on the proof-of-concept for point-of-care microfluidic device and Dr. Jan Jedelsky on fluid atomization in spray nozzles.
In my spare time, I love to cook, move around, enjoy art, tinker with microcontrollers or work on my bike. I am a dog person but have both a dog and a cat. In past, I was on Czech National Junior Ultimate Frisbee team and I am ready to argue with anobody who deems there may be a better sport than Ultimate.