My life with science

I am interested in nanoword and also biology. Just now I am finishing my Ph.D study at Charles University in Prague major Biophysics and Chemical Physics and looking for new opportunities. My CV is available here.

Name of my dissertation thesis is Bio-applications of new nanostructured materials and here you can download the abstract. This work is multidisciplinary. I produce nanocrystalline silicon quantum dots at Institute of Physics of the ASCR in Department of Thin Films under the supervision of Prof. RNDr. Ivan Pelant, DrSc.. In this thesis another two nanomaterials are studied: nanodiamonds and CdSe quantum dots. The physical and optical properties of nanomaterials are studied at Charles University in Prague in Department of Chemical Physics and Optics under the supervision of Doc. RNDr. Jan Valenta, Ph.D. The behaviour of nanomaterials in live cells (e.q. L929, SAOS-2,HeLa) is studied in our departement (I substantionally participate in buliding up new cell laboratory) and confocal microscopy was performed at Institute of Inherited Metabolic Disorders in the group of RNDr. Marie Kalbáčová, Ph.D. First measurements of cell interaction have been also measuered in today non existing Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology at Academic and University Center of Nové Hrady under the supervision of Ing. Vítězslav Březina, CSc. I used many other methods in different institutions around Europe (e.q. AFM, SEM, DLS).

Publications

2007

1. A. Fucikova, J. Valenta, I. Pelant, V. Brezina: Studies on nanocrystalline silicon colloidal suspensions and their interaction with biological system, Acta Metallurgica Slovaca (2007), 13, 88-92.

2. A. Fucikova, Diploma thesis: Studies of nanocrystalline silicon colloidal suspensions, Charles University in Prague, (2007)

2008

3. J. Valenta, A. Fucikova, I. Pelant, K. Kůsová, K. Dohnalová, A Aleknavičius, O. Cibulka, A. Fojtík and G. Kada: On the origin of the fast photoluminescence band in small silicon nanoparticles, New J. Phys. (2008), 10, 073022. DOI:10.1088/1367-2630/10/7/073022

4. J. Valenta , A. Fucikova, F. Vácha , F. Adamec , J. Humpolíčková , M. Hof , I. Pelant , K. Kůsová, K. Dohnalová, J. Linnros: Light-Emission Performance of Silicon Nanocrystals Deduced from Single Quantum Dot Spectroscopy, Adv. Funct. Mater. (2008), 18, 2666–2672

2009

5. A. Fucikova, J. Valenta, I. Pelant, V. Brezina, K. Kůsová: Novel use of silicon nanocrystals and nanodiamonds in biology, Chemical Papers (2009), 63, 6, 704-708. DOI: 10.2478/s11696-009-0075-x

6. K. Kůsová, O. Cibulka, K. Dohnalová, I. Pelant, A. Fučíková, J. Valenta: Yellow-emitting colloidal suspensions of silicon nanocyrstals: Fabricationtechnology, luminescence performance and application prospects, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures (2009), 41, 6, 982-985. DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2008.08.022

2010

7. A. Fucikova, J. Valenta, I. Pelant, V. Brezina: Nontoxic silicon nanocrystals and nanodiamonds as substitution for harmful quantum dots. Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 1241 (c) Materials Research (2010), 1241-XX03-11. DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1241-XX03-11Society

8. P. Stys, K. Svadova, A. Exnerova, E. Landova, J. Valenta, A. Fucikova, R. Socha: Role of different colours of aposematic insects in learning, memory and generalization of naive bird predators, Animal Behaviour (2009), 77, 2, 327-336. DOI:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.09.034

9. K. Kůsová, O. Cibulka, K. Dohnalova, I. Pelant, J. Valenta, A. Fucikova, J. Lang, J. Englich, P. Matějka, P. Štěpánek, S. Bakardjieva: Brightly Luminescent Organically Capped Silicon Nanocrystals Fabricated at Room Temperature and Atmospheric Pressure, ACS Nano (2010), 4, 8, 4495-4504. DOI: 10.1021/nn1005182

2011

10. A. Fucikova, J. Valenta, I. Pelant, K. Kusova, V. Brezina: Nanocrystalline silicon in biological studies, Physica Status Solidi (c) (2011), 8, No. 3, 1093–1096. DOI: 10.1002/pssc.201000547

11. A.Fucikova, Disertation thesis: Bioapplications of novel nanostructured materials, Charles University in Prague, (2011)

2012
12. K. Dohnalova, A. Fucikova, Ch. Umesh, J. Paulusse, J. Humpolickova, J. Valenta, M. Hof, H. Zuilhof, T. Gregorkiewicz: Intrinsic origin of the fast blue-green luminescence from chemically synthesized silicon quantum dots Luminescent Organically (submitted) Manuscript ID: nn-2012-00435f, Nano Letters