Lecture in language

Czech

Josef Pánek (CZE)

Bioinformatics expert and writer

„It was my need to make sense of people, myself, the globalizing world, human narrow-mindedness, and prejudices that made me start writing.“
Josef has been involved in computational molecular genetics for many years, and thanks to science, he has traveled a large portion of the world. He shines on the literary scene only now: he won the Magnesia Litera Prize this year in the prose category for his novelist debut, Láska v době globálních klimatických změn (Love in the Time of Global Climate Change).
Josef Pánek was born in 1966. He studied in Prague and after the revolution he lived in Norway and Australia, traveled to India, and hitchhiked through Iceland. Today the scientist and, in a More…