Petr Matula


Person Identification
  • Petr Matula, Ph.D., married, 1 child
  • Faculty of Informatics
    Masaryk University
    Botanicka 68a
    602 00 Brno
    Czech Republic
Employment Position
  • Researcher and lecturer
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2013: Associate Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. Habilitation thesis: "Automated Image Analysis in Fluorescence Microscopy"
  • 2003: PhD in Computer Science, Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University (FI MU), PhD Thesis: "Image registration and its applications in fluorescence microsopy"
  • 1998 - 2002: doctoral studies at FI MU
  • 1998: MSc in Computer Science, FI MU, Master Thesis: "Recognition of Czech hand-written text" (in Czech)
  • 1993 - 1998: master studies at FI MU
  • 1989 - 1993: a secondary school specialized in mathematics
Employment overview
  • 2005 - present: researcher and lecturer at FI MU
  • 2011-2012: 1.5 year, researcher, Center for Mathematical Morphology, MINES ParisTECH, Fontainebleau, France
  • 2007-2008: 1.5 year, postdoc, Biomedical Computer Vision Group, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg and University of Heidelberg
  • 2003 - 2005: researcher at FI MU
Pedagogical Activities
  • 2014-present: Introduction to Digital Image Processing
  • 2008-present: Mathematical Morphology
  • 2007-present: Seminar on Digital Image Processing
  • 2004-present: Biomedical Image Processing Project
  • 2001-present: Advisor of numerous bachelor and master theses
  • 2002-2012: Labs on Digital Image Processing
  • 2005-2007: Advanced Methods of Digital Image Processing
  • 1996-1997: Seminar on Design of Algorithms
Scientific and Research Activities
  • 2014-2016: Development and Study of Methods for Live Cell Quantification, Czech grant agency, GA14-22461S, principal investigator
  • 2013-2015: High-throughput screening of compound libraries aimed on discovery of novel inhibitors of the FGFR/ERK MAP kinase signaling, Grant Agency of Masaryk University, co-investigator
  • 2012-2018: Dynamics and Organization of Chromosomes in the Cell Cycle and during Differentiation under Normal and Pathological Conditions, team member
  • 2012-2015: Development of human resources in the field of cell biology, CELLBIOL, OPVK, scientific manager
  • 2011-2012 Image analysis of multi-photon microscopy images of human skin, L'Oreal Research, France, team member
  • 2011-2012 Image analysis of reflectance confocal microscopy images of human skin, L'Oreal Research, France, team member
  • 2007-2011 VIROQUANT: Systems biology of virus-cell interactions, German FORSYS initiative, Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Germany, team member
  • 2006-2011 Marker selection, screening and early diagnostics of cancer diseases using highly automated multidimensional biomedical image processing. Ministry of Education, Czech Republic, Project No. 2B06052, team member
  • 2005-2011 Highly parallel and distributed computing systems, Ministry of Education, Czech Republic, Project No. MSM-0021622419, team member
Academical Stays
  • 2010: one month, Center for Mathematical Morphology, Fontainebleau, France
  • 2005: one month, Quantitative Imaging Group, Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands
University Activities
  • 2013-present Head of Department of Computer Graphics and Design
Membership in Scientific Societes
  • 2002-present: Member of Czechoslovak Microscopy Society (CSMS)
  • 2002-present: Member of European Microscopy Society (EMS)
  • 2004-present: Member of Czech Society for Analytical Cytology (CSAC)
  • 2004-2007: Member of IEEE Society
Prizes and Awards
  • 2003: The Masaryk University Rector's Prize (awarded anually to the best PhD students)