Pavel Hozák is the head of the Department of Biology of the Cell Nucleus & Microscopy Centre at IMG AS CR. He is a professor in medical biology of the Charles University in Prague. His main interests are biology of the cell nucleus, regulation of gene expression, and development of new microscopy techniques. He published over sixty original papers in journals including Cell, Science, Nature Cell Biol. He is also the scientific secretary of the Czechoslovak Microscopy Society, secretary of the Society for Histochemistry (Europe), and a member of the executive committee of European Microscopy Society & International Federation of Societies for Microscopy.