Group of Population and Speciation Genetics

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Born on 9 October 1979 in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Married, two sons
Previous name: Radka Storchová

Research Interests

Evolutionary biology, population and evolutionary genetics, speciation, sex chromosomes, birds.


PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Master Degree in Biology, specialization: Genetics and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Employment and Professional Experience

Department of Zoology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (since 2008 Assistant professor, 2006-2008 Researcher, 2011–2014 maternity leaves).

8 months, postdoctoral fellow (Fulbright fellowship), Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson (group of Prof. Michael W. Nachman).

Researcher, Institute of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic (group of Prof. Jiří Forejt).

Fellowships and grants

Czech Science Foundation, Standard grant (18-14325S). The genetic basis of species origin: What can we learn from organisms with female heterogamety? (Principal Investigator)

Czech Science Foundation, Junior grant (15-10884Y). Evolution of reproductive isolation in two songbird species, The Common Nightingale and the Thrush nightingale: genomic and ecological perspective. (Principal Investigator)

Czech Science Foundation, Standard grant (P506/10/1155). Inferring the history of speciation from genome-wide population data: lessons from spined loaches and nightingales. (Co-principal Investigator)

Czech Science Foundation, Postdoctoral grant (206/08/P160). The role of sex chromosomes in speciation in the two European nightingale species. (Principal Investigator)

Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Junior grant (B501110701). Evolution of sex chromosome gene content in heterogametic male and female organisms: bioinformatic approach. (Principal Investigator)

Fullbright fellowship for postdoctoral stay at University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.