Prof. Helena Tlaskalová, MD (CZ)

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Education, professional experience and positions
1957 – 1962 Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, Prague
1962 – 1964 Clinician, Dept. of Hematology, Hospital in Ústí n. L.
1964 – 1968 PhD student, Institute of Microbiology, Dept. of Immunology
1968 – 1991 Scientific worker, Dept.of Immunology, Inst. of Microbiology AS CR
1991 – 2004 Head of the Div. of Immunology and Gnotobiology, Inst. of Microbiology AS CR
1994 – DSc – Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
1995 – Associate Professor (1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague)
2001 – Professor (1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague)

Research topics
– mucosal immunology, role of microflora in inflammatory diseases, probiotics, gnotobiology, immunopathology of the gut (IBD, celiac disease)

Publication activity
Author or coauthor of 205 papers in international journals and 55 chapters in Czech and English books, co-edit: Adv. Mucosal Immunol., 1995
Sum of Times Cited – 2 576, h-index = 27 (WoS)

Awards of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, 1981, 1982;
Nihon University Medal, Tokyo, 1999;
Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic, 2001;
Honorary member of the Slovak Immunological Society, 2002;
J.E. Purkyne Medal – Czech Acad. Sci., 2006;
Medal “Garnet Immunoglobulin” of the Czech Immunological Society, 2006;
Member of Royal Society of Arts and Science in Göteborg, 2006
Honorary Member of the Czech Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology

Organizing activities
Member of organizing committees of various international meetings
Member of Council of International Union of Immunological Societies (1996–2003), Member of the External Advisory Group of European Committee (Life Science – infectious diseases) (1999–2005), ISGNAS – Member of the International Study Group on New Antimicrobial Strategies (2005 till now), Member of the Committee of the Czech Immunological Society (1984 till now), Member of the Committee of the Czech Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology (1992 till now), Member of the Committee of the Czech Society for Probiotics and Prebiotics
Member of Editorial Boards: Faculty 1000 Medicine, Mucosal Immunology, Open Allergy Journal, International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Folia Biologica

Education activities:
Lecturing in courses of immunology and clinical immunology: 1st Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Natural Science, Charles University, Prague Institute of Postgradual Education for Physicians, Supervisor of students and PhD students (15 students defended their PhD thesis).

The most citated publications

Singh B., Read S., Asseman Ch., Malmstrom V., Mottet Ch., Stephans L.A., Štěpánková R., Tlaskalová H., Powrie F. Control of intestinal inflammation by regulatory T cells. Immunol Rev. 182, 190–200, 2001 cit. 266×
Uhlig H.H., Mckenzie B.S., Hue S., Thompson C., Joyce-Shaikh B., Stepankova R., Robinson N., Buonocore S., Tlaskalova-Hogenova H., Cua D.J., Powrie F. Differential activity of IL-12 and IL-23 in mucosal and systemic innate immune pathology. Immunity 25, 309–318, 2006 cit. 151×
Tlaskalová-Hogenová H., Štěpánková R., Hudcovic T. et al. Commensal bacteria (normal microflora), mucosal immunity and chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Immunol. Letters 93, 97–108, 2004
cit. 108×
Ascher H., Hahn-Zoric M., Hanson L.A., Kilander A.F., Nilsson L.A., Tlaskalová H. Value of serologic markers for clinical diagnosis and population studies of coeliac disease. Scand.J.Gastro­enterol. 31:61–67, 1996 cit. 62×