Prof. MUDr. RNDr. Vilím Šimánek, DrSc.

Vilím Šimánek (Prof., MD, PhD, DrSc.)


Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hněvotínská 3, 775 15 Olomouc, Czech Republic
Tel.:+420-585 632 301
Fax.: +420-585 632 302


Academic Titles: MD (MUDr.), Ph.D. (CSc.), DrSc.


Job Title: Professor of Biochemistry at Palacký University (24.02.1988),  EurChem, FRSC


Current Research: Chemistry of natural products; Phytoceuticals; Dietary Supplements.


University Education:

Faculty of Natural  Sciences, Palacký University. Graduated in Analytical Chemistry, 1966.

PhD Degree at Charles University. Thesis: Chemistry of  Isoquinolinium Alkaloids, 1972.

MD Degree at Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University, 1982.

DrSc Degree at Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague (17.9.1986). Thesis: Chemistry and Biological Activities of  Isoquinoline Alkaloids, 1986.


Professional Membership and Positions:

Czech Chemical Society (CCHS); Czech Society of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; Czech Dental Chamber; Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem FRSC)  (UK); European Phytochemical Society; Member of Executive Committee of FECS/ECCC (1999-2001); President of CCHS (1997-2001, 2001-2005); Member of Editorial Board of HETEROCYCLES (1983- ); Member of Editorial Board of CHEMICKE LISTY (1995- ); Executive Editor of BIOMEDICAL PAPERS (formerly AUPO) (1983- ), Member of  the Scientific Councils of the Faculty of Pharmacy (Brno, 1992-2005), the Faculty of Technology (Zlín, 1993-2002), the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (Olomouc, 1999-2012), and Palacký University (2006-2014); the Czech Grant Agency (1994-2001).


Papers and Patents:

Author or co-author of 246 original papers, 24 reviews (not included in CV), 6 Czech patents and 12 Utility models. SCI without self-citations 2350 (WOS, since 1966) and h-index 28.


List of Publications (2014-2017)

  1. Zatloukalová M., Vacek J., Šimánek V. (2014) Electrochemical behaviour of alkaloids: Detection and interaction with DNA and proteins. Heterocycles 88(2), 879-897.
  2. Galuszka J., Vostalova J., Cervena B., Galuszkova D., Simanek V., Holcapek M., Cifkova E., Lisa M., Vrbkova J., Bancirova M., Taborsky M., Novotny D. (2015) Selection of n‑3 fatty acid supplementation candidates using fatty acid profiling. EJLST 117(5), 601-607.
  3. Vostalova J., Vidlar A., Simanek V., Galandakova A., Kosina P., Vacek J., Vrbkova J., Zimmermann B.F., Ulrichova J., Student V. (2015) Are high proanthocyanidins key to cranberry efficacy in the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infection? Phytother. Res. 29, 1559-1562.
  4. Vidlar A., Student V. Jr., Vostalova J., Fromentin E., Roller M., Simanek V., Student V. (2016) Cranberry fruit powder (Flowens™) improves lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. World J. Urol. 34(3), 419-24.
  5. Bartosova Z., Riman D., Halouzka V., Vostalova J., Simanek V., Hrbac J., Jirovsky D. (2016) A comparison of electrochemically pre-treated and spark-platinized carbon fiber microelectrode. Measurement of 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2´-deoxyguanosine in human urine and plasma. Analytica Chimica Acta, 935, 82-89.
  6. Vidlar A., Simanek V., Oulton A., Vostalova J. 2016. Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpom Aiton.) in prophylaxis and treatment of urological conditions. In: Recent Progress in Medicinal Plants. Flavonoids and Antioxidants (Ed. of vol. Manohar Pathak, chief Editor JN Govil) Vol 43—Phytotherapeutics II: 485-498, ISBN Of Series 0-9656038-5-7, ISBN OF Volume 1-62699-080-8, Publisher Studium Press LLC, USA
  • For recent publications, see the section Publikace