Dr. Oleg Lunov

Address info: Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czechia)


Dr. Oleg Lunov is the Head of the Laboratory of Biophysics at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences since 2016. He received his PhD degree in Molecular Medicine from Ulm University, Ulm, Germany in 2011. After, he worked as post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Pharmacology, Ulm University, Germany till the end of 2013. Since the beginning of 2014 Dr. Lunov received Purkyně fellowship and joined Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague. Dr. Lunov received prestigious the Otto Wichterle Award of the Czech Academy of Sciences in 2019. His research activities are devoted to a unique interdisciplinary biophysical platform for complex research and cooperation across physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. The research of Dr. Lunov is focused on the effects of materials, structures, interfaces, particles, and physical fields on biological systems as well as the development of new biotechnological concepts. The ultimate goal of Dr. Lunov’s laboratory is to gain insight the understanding of how physical factors influence the processes that drive cell behaviour and functionality. In particular, the group of Dr. Lunov studies biophysical mechanisms of mechanotransduction in the liver; interactions of nanosized particles with living cells and subcellular structures; develops laser-based bioresearch; improves advanced live cell imaging techniques.