Centre Algatech

Institute of Michrobiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Curriculum vitae

Mgr. Vendula Krynická, Ph.D.


Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Algatech Centre, Novohradská 237 - Opatovický mlýn, 379 81 Třeboň, CZ

ORCID: 0000-0002-1887-5986


Associate Scientist

Education and academic qualification

  • Jul 1998, MSc. in Biochemistry, Faculty of Science of Charles University, Prague, CZ
  • Dec 2015, Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, CZ

Overview of employment

  • January 2021 - now, Associate Scientist, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Centre Algatech, Třeboň, CZ
  • 2016 - 2019, Posdoctoral fellow, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Centre Algatech, Třeboň, CZ
  • 2009 - 2015, Ph.D. student, Institute of Microbiology CAS, Centre Algatech, Třebon, CZ
  • 1999 - 2000, Research assistant, Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, CAS CZ
  • 1995 - 1998, Technician, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, CAS CZ

Career breaks

  • 2000 - 2009, Maternity and parental leave
  • 2019 - 2021, Maternity and parental leave

Stays abroad

2017 - Seven-month postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Prof. Neil Hunter, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK

Research interest and current research work

see VK profile


Neil Hunter, Phil Jackson, Mark Dickman (University of Sheffield); Peter Nixon (Imperial College); Wolfgang Hess (University of Freiburg); Bettina Ughy, Tamas Zakar (Biological Research Centre, Szeged)

Mentoring and supervising students

  • 1 Bc student successfully defended (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, CZ)
  • 1 co-supervised and 1 PhD supervised student (University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, CZ) currently working on his/her theses


March 2023 – Garant of the new study program at Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, CZ entitled: “Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of Cyanobacteria”, starting in the school year 2024

Obtained Czech funding

  • 2019 - 2022, Czech Academy of Sciences, 19-08900Y, PI
  • 2016 - 2017, Czech Academy of Sciences, “Program Research and Mobility Support, 310547, PI

Lectures and conference talks

  • 2023, Gordon Research Conferense of Plant Proteolysis entitled :“FtsH4 controls the biogenesis of photosynthetic complexes“
  • 2023, Cyano23:8th Early Career Researcher Symposium on Cyanobacteria, Lautrach, Germany
  • 2022, Cyano22:7th Early Career Researcher Symposium on Cyanobacteria, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2022, 63rd Czech Phycological Society meeting in Ostrava

Prizes, awards

  • 2016 - Award of Czech Academy of Sciences for the outstanding results in the field ”Biogenesis and protection of Photosystem II“ (team member)
  • 2016 - Director’s prize for the best PhD thesis of the Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences

Top 5 publications between 2017 - 2024

1. Koník P, Skotnicová P, Gupta S, Tichý M, Sharma S, Komenda J, Sobotka R, Krynická V.* The cyanobacterial FtsH4 protease controls accumulation of protein factors involved in the biogenesis of photosystem I. Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg. 2024 Jan 1;1865(1):149017. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2023.149017.

2. Krynická, V*, Skotnicová, P, Jackson, PJ,  Barnett,  S, Yu, Jianfeng, Wysocka, A, Kaňa,  R, Dickman, MJ, Nixon, PJ, Hunter, CN, Komenda, J: FtsH4 protease controls  biogenesis of the PSII complex  by dual regulation  of high light-inducible proteins. Plant Communications 4(1), 100502, 2023.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xplc.2022.100502

3. Krynická, V.*, Georg,  J., Jackson, P.J.,  Dickman, M.J., Hunter, C.N., Futschik,  M.E., Hess, W.R., and Komenda, J. (2019).  Depletion  of the FtsH1/3  proteolytic complex  suppresses the nutrient stress response in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp strain PCC 6803.  The Plant Cell 31:2912-2928. 10.1105/tpc.19.00411.

4. Komenda, J., Krynická, V., and Zakar,  T. (2019).  Isolation of thylakoid membranes from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and analysis of their photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes by Clear Native-PAGE.  Bio- Protocol  9 10.21769/BioProtoc.3126.

5. Bečková, M., Yu, J., Krynická, V., Kozlo, A., Shao, S., Koník, P., Komenda, J., Murray, J.W., and Nixon, P.J.  (2017). Structure of Psb29/Thf1 and its association with the FtsH protease complex  involved in photosystem II repair in cyanobacteria. Philos Trans  R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 372:20160394. 10.1098/rstb.2016.0394.

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