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Prof. David Friedecký


  1. Analytical chemistry
    • Separation techniques, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, mass spectrometry, direct analysis to MS
  2. Inborn errors of metabolism
    • Purine and pyrimidine metabolism, expanded newborn screening for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM), selective screening for IEM by direct analysis/MS, external/internal quality control system, LC/MS for diagnosis of selected IEM
  3. Therapeutic drug monitoring
    • Development of LC/MS methods for routine analysis of tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKI), antihypertensives, methotraxate, immunosuppressants and others; direct analysis methods for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM)
  4. Metabolomics and lipidomics
    • Development of LC/MS and FIA/MS methods for metabolomic analysis of clinical samples – urine, plasma/serum, erythrocytes, leukocytes, fibroblasts, breath condensate, cell lines, etc.
    • Development of methods for targeted metabolomics using LC/QqQ and for untargeted metabolomics using LC/Orbitrap
    • Processing of targeted and untargeted metabolomics and lipidomics data
  5. Metabolic profiling of drugs and their metabolised derivates
    • Development of LC/MS methods based on high-resolution, exact mass measurements for identification of novel metabolites in biofluids and tissues and subsequent confirmation by MS2 experiments; correlation of metabolite levels with drug response
    • Pharmacometabolomics of drugs (e.g. TKI) for TDM and profiling experiments
  6. Statistics
    • Univariate statistical methods for the analysis and interpretation of biological data
    • Statistical evaluation of metabolomic data using multivariate approaches (PCA, PLS-DA, HCA, cluster analysis, OPLS-DA, etc.)
    • Data normalization and scaling


Head of the Department of Clinical Biochemistry

Department of Clinical Biochemistry
University Hospital Olomouc
(since 2002)

Senior researcher

Institute of Molecular and Translational Medicine
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Palacky University Olomouc
(since 2001)


Total citations: 683
Without self-citations: 625
h-index: 17
Total records: 90
Original scientific publications in journals with IF: 67
Review publications in journals with IF: 2
Publications in peer-reviewed journals: 14
Publications in non-peer-reviewed journals: 3
Presentations at conferences and seminars, author: 108
Published abstracts in IF journals: 18


Professor in Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc

Associate Professor in Analytical chemistry

Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc

Ph.D. in Analytical chemistry

Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc


Lectures and courses and other achievements

150+ presentations at conferences and symposia, Europe/USA

Lecturer of 14 regularly/semesteraly organized courses and a speaker at the Faculty of Medicine, Palacký University Olomouc since 1999.

Education of laboratory technicians before attestations and organizer of various educational seminars for the University Hospital Olomouc.

Lecturer of specialization training lectures for the Institute of Post-Graduate Education in the field of separation techniques.

Top cited articles:

  • Lochman P, Adam T, Friedecky D, et al. Electrophoresis. 2003;24(7-8):1200-7. 93x
  • Adam T, Friedecky D, Fairbanks LD, et al. Clin Chem. 1999;45(12):2086-93. 38x
  • Janeckova H, Hron K, Wojtowicz P, et al. J Chrom A. 2012;1226:11-17. 35x
  • Micova K, Friedecky D, Faber E, et al. Clin Chim Acta. 2010;41:1957-1962. 30x

Scientific awards

1998 – 1st prize in the national student competition in analytical chemistry
1999 – 1st prize of the Dean of the Faculty of Science for the best student work in the field of chemistry
1999 – TALENT ´98 – Honorary recognition of the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports
1999 – Award of the Vice-Rector of UP for the best scientific work
2000 – 1st Prize in the competition for the best lecture of young clinical biochemists, FONS
2001 – Award of the UP Alumni and Friends Club for the best publication
2003 – CZEDMA prize for the best publication in the field of tests in clinical chemistry
2012 – CSKB Award for the best publication
2012 – Award of the Dean of LF UP for the best publication
2013 – CSCB Award for the best publication
2017 – ČSKB Award for the best publication