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Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • Matej Lexa
    Born Sep 2, 1966 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Masaryk University Brno
    Faculty of Informatics
    Department of Information Technology
    Botanická 68a
    60200 Brno
    Czech Republic
Function, current position
  • assistant professor
Education and academic qualifications
  • 1999: university, Plant Biology, PhD, "The effect of the site of nitrogen assimilation on plant growth.", University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, USA
  • 1995: university, Plant Biology, MS, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, USA
  • 1988: university, agronomy, Ing., "Modelling the winter wheat production process as influenced by N, P and K utilization.:, VŠP Nitra, Czechoslovakia
  • 1984: secondary, Gymnázium A. Markuša, ČA 18, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • 1980: elementary
Professional experience
  • 2004->: Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Informatics, assistant professor
  • 1998-2004: Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, scientist
  • 1992-1997: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, USA, teaching and research assistant
  • 1990-1998: Irrigation Research Institute, Bratislava, scientist
  • 1988-1990: Research Institute of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Bratislava, scientist
Teaching activities
  • 2005->: Bioinformatics I and II
  • 2004: Bioinformatics Seminar
  • 2000-2003: Laboratory of Plant Genomics
  • 2000-2002: Thesis
  • 1992-1995: Plant Biology 100
Research activities
  • 2008: GACR, "In vitro and in silico identification of non-canonical DNA structures in genomic sequences"
  • 2002: University of Padova, "Virtual PCR - simulation of the PCR reaction using genomic sequences as templates"
  • 1999: GACR, "The role of nitrate-inducible bacterial response regulator homologs in Arabidopsis thaliana"
  • 1998: USDA, "Nitrate regulated processes in Arabidopsis thaliana.", (John M. Cheeseman)
  • 1991: JDC International Developmenmt Program, "A greenhouse tomato management decision model.", (Beni Bar-Yosef)
Professional stays abroad
  • 2006: University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, machine learning and bioinformatics
  • 2002-2004: University of Padova, Padova, Italy, developing bioinformatic tools for molecular biology, genomics and proteomics
  • 2000: University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA, characterization of nitrate-reductase transformants
  • 1999: Oxford University, Oxford, UK, screening for insertional mutants in Arabidopsis
  • 1991: Soil & Water Institute, ARO, Bet-Dagan, Israel, modelling of drip irrigation
  • 1990: Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, UK, modelling of crop growth
  • 1990: University of Helsinki, modelling of crop growth
Non-university activities
  • 2006->: International Society of Computational Biology, member
  • 2005->: FOBIA, section of the Czech Society for Biochemistry and Mol. Biology, member
  • 2002-2003: SigmaXi, member
  • 1993-1998: American Society of Plant Physiologists, member
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • 1998, John R. Laughnan Award
  • ECMS 2007, Simulation in Molecular Biology track, programming chair
  • FOBIA 2006 Annual Meeting, chair
Major publications
  • LABUDOVÁ, Dominika, Jiří HON and Matej LEXA. pqsfinder web: G-quadruplex prediction using optimized pqsfinder algorithm. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020, vol. 36, No 8, p. 2584-2586. ISSN 1367-4803. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btz928. URL info
  • LEXA, Matej, Pavel JEDLICKA, Ivan VANÁT, Michal ČERVEŇANSKÝ and Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ. TE-greedy-nester: structure-based detection of LTR retrotransposons and their nesting. Bioinformatics. OXFORD: OXFORD UNIV PRESS, 2020, vol. 36, No 20, p. 4991-4999. ISSN 1367-4803. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa632. URL info
  • JEDLIČKA, Pavel, Matej LEXA, Ivan VANÁT, Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ and Roman HOBZA. Nested plant LTR retrotransposons target specific regions of other elements, while all LTR retrotransposons often target palindromes and nucleosome-occupied regions: in silico study. Mobile DNA. 2019, vol. 10, No 1, p. 1-14. ISSN 1759-8753. doi:10.1186/s13100-019-0186-z. URL info
  • TOKAN, Viktor, Janka PUTEROVÁ, Matej LEXA and Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ. Quadruplex DNA in long terminal repeats in maize LTR retrotransposons inhibits the expression of a reporter gene in yeast. BMC Genomics. BioMed Central, 2018, vol. 19, 06 03 2018, p. 184-194. ISSN 1471-2164. doi:10.1186/s12864-018-4563-7. URL info
  • LEXA, Matej, Radovan LAPÁR, Pavel JEDLIČKA, Ivan VANÁT, Michal ČERVEŇANSKÝ and Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ. TE-nester: a recursive software tool for structure-based discovery of nested transposable elements. In Zheng Huiru. Proceedings 2018 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM). Neuveden: IEEE, 2018. p. 2776-2778. ISBN 978-1-5386-5488-0. doi:10.1109/BIBM.2018.8621071. info
  • HON, Jiří, Tomáš MARTÍNEK, Jaroslav ZENDULKA and Matej LEXA. pqsfinder: an exhaustive and imperfection-tolerant search tool for potential quadruplex-forming sequences in R. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, vol. 33, No 21, p. 3373-3379. ISSN 1367-4803. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btx413. Hon et al. (2017) info
  • KREJČÍ, Adam, TR HUPP, Matej LEXA, Bořivoj VOJTĚŠEK and Petr MÜLLER. Hammock: a hidden Markov model-based peptide clustering algorithm to identify protein-interaction consensus motifs in large datasets. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016, vol. 32, No 1, p. 9-16. ISSN 1367-4803. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btv522. info
  • BRÁZDOVÁ, Marie, Vlastimil TICHÝ, Robert HELMA, Pavla BAŽANTOVÁ, Alena POLÁŠKOVÁ, Aneta KREJČÍ, Marek PETR, Lucie NAVRÁTILOVÁ, Olga TICHÁ, Karel NEJEDLÝ, Martin L BENNINK, Vinod SUBRAMANIAM, Zuzana BÁBKOVÁ, Tomáš MARTÍNEK, Matej LEXA and Matej ADÁMIK. p53 Specifically Binds Triplex DNA In Vitro and in Cells. PLOS ONE. Public Library of Science, 2016, vol. 11, No 12, p. "e0167439", 25 pp. ISSN 1932-6203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167439. URL URL info
  • KEJNOVSKÝ, Eduard, Viktor TOKAN and Matej LEXA. Transposable elements and G-quadruplexes. Chromosome Research. Springer Netherlands, 2015, vol. 23, No 3, p. 615-623. ISSN 0967-3849. doi:10.1007/s10577-015-9491-7. URL info
  • LEXA, Matej, Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ, Pavlína ŠTEFLOVÁ, Helena KONVALINOVÁ, Michaela VORLÍČKOVÁ and Boris VYSKOT. Quadruplex-forming sequences occupy discrete regions inside plant LTR retrotransposons. Nucleic Acids Research. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, vol. 42, No 2, p. 968-978. ISSN 0305-1048. doi:10.1093/nar/gkt893. URL info
  • LEXA, Matej and Stanislav ŠTEFANIČ. The possibilities of using biological knowledge for filtering pairs of SNPs in GWAS studies: an exploratory study on public protein-interaction and pathway data. In Oscar Pastor, Christine Sinoquet, Guy Plantier, Tanja Schultz, Ana L. N. Fred, Hugo Gamboa. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms. Angers, France: SciTePress, 2014. p. 259-264. ISBN 978-989-758-012-3. doi:10.5220/0004915002590264. URL info
  • LEXA, Matej, Tomáš MARTÍNEK and Marie BRÁZDOVÁ. Uneven distribution of potential triplex sequences in the human genome. In silico study using the R/Bioconductor package triplex. In Oscar Pastor, Christine Sinoquet, Guy Plantier, Tanja Schultz, Ana L. N. Fred, Hugo Gamboa. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms. Angers, France: SciTePress, 2014. p. 80-88. ISBN 978-989-758-012-3. doi:10.5220/0004824100800088. URL info
  • KEJNOVSKÝ, Eduard and Matej LEXA. Quadruplex-forming DNA sequences spread by retrotransposons may serve as genome regulators. Mobile Genetic Elements. Landes Bioscience, 2014, vol. 4, No 1, p. "e28084", 4 pp. ISSN 2159-256X. doi:10.4161/mge.28084. URL info
  • LEXA, Matej, Pavlina STEFLOVA, Tomáš MARTÍNEK, Michaela VORLÍČKOVÁ, Boris VYSKOT and Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ. Guanine quadruplexes are formed by specific regions of human transposable elements. BMC Genomics. London: BioMed Central Ltd, 2014, vol. 15, No 1, p. 1032-1043. ISSN 1471-2164. doi:10.1186/1471-2164-15-1032. URL info
  • HON, Jiří, Tomáš MARTÍNEK, Kamil RAJDL and Matej LEXA. Triplex: an R/Bioconductor package for identification and visualization of potential intramolecular triplex patterns in DNA sequences. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, vol. 29, No 15, p. 1900-1901. ISSN 1367-4803. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btt299. URL info
  • ŠTEFLOVÁ, Pavlína, Viktor TOKAN, Ivan VOGEL, Matej LEXA, Jiří MACAS, Petr NOVAK, Roman HOBZA, Boris VYSKOT and Eduard KEJNOVSKÝ. Contrasting Patterns of Transposable Element and Satellite Distribution on Sex Chromosomes (XY1Y2) in the Dioecious Plant Rumex acetosa. GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. Oxford, UK: Oxford Univ Press, 2013, vol. 5, No 4, p. 769-782. ISSN 1759-6653. doi:10.1093/gbe/evt049. URL info
  • KOSINA, Marcel, Miloš BARTÁK, Ivana MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Andrea VÁVROVÁ PASCUTTI, Ondrej ŠEDO, Matej LEXA and Ivo SEDLÁČEK. Pseudomonas prosekii sp. nov., a Novel Psychrotrophic Bacterium from Antarctica. Current Microbiology. Springer US, 2013, vol. 67, No 6, p. 637-646. ISSN 0343-8651. doi:10.1007/s00284-013-0406-6. URL info
  • BRÁZDOVÁ, Marie, Lucie NAVRATILOVA, Vlastimil TICHÝ, Kateřina NĚMCOVÁ, Matej LEXA, Roman HRSTKA, Petr PECINKA, Matej ADÁMIK, Bořivoj VOJTĚŠEK, Emil PALECEK, Wolfgang DEPPERT and Miroslav FOJTA. Preferential Binding of Hot Spot Mutant p53 Proteins to Supercoiled DNA In Vitro and in Cells. Plos One. SAN FRANCISCO: PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2013, vol. 8, No 3, p. "e59567", 17 pp. ISSN 1932-6203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059567. Brazdova et al. 2013 info
  • LEXA, Matej, Tomáš MARTÍNEK, Ivana BURGETOVÁ, Daniel KOPEČEK and Marie BRÁZDOVÁ. A dynamic programming algorithm for identification of triplex-forming sequences. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, vol. 27, No 18, p. 2510-2517. ISSN 1367-4803. doi:10.1093/bioinformatics/btr439. URL info
  • MARTÍNEK, Tomáš and Matej LEXA. Hardware Acceleration of Approximate Tandem Repeat Detection. In 18th IEEE Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines. Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society, 2010. p. 79-86. ISBN 978-0-7695-4056-6. info
  • RUDOLFOVÁ, Ivana, Jaroslav ZENDULKA and Matej LEXA. Clustering of Protein Substructures for Discovery of a Novel Class of Sequence-Structure Fragments. In ITBAM 2010 (Information Technology in Bio- and Medical Informatics), LNCS 6266. Heidelberg, DE: Springer Verlag, 2010. p. 94-101. ISBN 978-3-642-15019-7. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-15020-3_9. info
  • LEXA, Matej, Václav SNÁŠEL and Ivan ZELINKA. Data-mining protein structure by clustering, segmentation and evolutionary algorithms. In Data Mining: Theoretical Foundations and Applications. Germany: Springer Verlag, 2009. p. 221-248. ISBN 978-3-642-01087-3. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-01088-0_10. URL info
  • MARTÍNEK, Tomáš, Matej LEXA and Jan VOŽENÍLEK. Architecture model for approximate palindrome detection. In 2009 IEEE Symposium on Design and Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits and Systems. Liberec: IEEE Computer Society, 2009. p. 90-95. ISBN 978-1-4244-3339-1. info
  • MARTÍNEK, Tomáš and Matej LEXA. Hardware Acceleration of Approximate Palindromes Searching. In The International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology. Taipei: IEEE Computer Society, 2008. p. 65-72. ISBN 978-1-4244-2796-3. info
  • LEXA, Matej, Tomáš MARTÍNEK, Patrik BECK, Otto FUČÍK, Giorgio VALLE and Ivano ZARA. Genomic PCR simulation with hardware-accelerated approximate sequence matching. In Proceedings 21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation. Praha: ECMS, 2007. p. 333-338. ISBN 978-0-9553018-2-7. info
  • CAMPAGNA, Davide, Chiara ROMUALDI, Nicola VITULO, Micky DEL FAVERO, Matej LEXA, Nicola CANNATA and Giorgio VALLE. RAP: a new computer program for de novo identification of repeated sequences in whole genomes. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, vol. 20, p. 582-588, 9 pp. ISSN 1367-4803. URL info
  • HORÁK, Jakub and Matej LEXA. Dvoukomponentni systemy: regulatory odpovedi a prenos signalu u Arabidopsis thaliana (Two-component systems: response regulators and signal transduction in Arabidopsis thaliana). Biologické listy. Praha: ÚMG AV ČR, 2003, vol. 67, No 4, p. 297-317. ISSN 0366-0486. info
  • LEXA, Matej, Todor Nikolaev GENKOV, Jiří MALBECK, Ivana MACHÁČKOVÁ and Břetislav BRZOBOHATÝ. Dynamics of Endogenous Cytokinin Pools in Tobacco Seedlings: A Modelling Approach. Annals of Botany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, vol. 91, No 5, p. 585-597. ISSN 0305-7364. info
  • LEXA, Matej and Giorgio VALLE. PRIMEX: rapid identification of oligonucleotide matches in whole genomes. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003, vol. 19, No 18, p. 2486-2488. ISSN 1367-4803. Primex server info
  • LEXA, Matej, Todor Nikolaev GENKOV and Břetislav BRZOBOHATÝ. Inhibitory effects of elevated endogenous cytokinins on nitrate reductase in ipt-expressing tobacco are eliminated by short-term exposure to benzyladenine. PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM. Copenhagen: Munksgaard, 2002, vol. 115, No 2, p. 284-290. ISSN 0031-9317. info
  • GOLTSEV, Vasiliij, Todor Nikolaev GENKOV, Matej LEXA and Iordanka IVANOVA. Effect of benzyladenine, 4-PU-30 and thidiazuron on millisecond delayed and prompt chlorophyll fluorescence of Dianthus caryophyllus L. axillary buds cultured in vitro. Scientia Horticulturae. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001, vol. 89, No 1, p. 41-55. ISSN 0304-4238. info
  • LEXA, Matej, Jakub HORÁK and Břetislav BRZOBOHATÝ. Virtual PCR. Bioinformatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001, vol. 17, No 2, p. 192-193. ISSN 1367-4803. VPCR Homepage info
  • LEXA, Matej and John M. CHEESEMAN. Genetic manipulation of the location of nitrate reduction and its effects on plant growth. In Plant Nutrition - Molecular Biology and Genetics. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999. p. 59-63. ISBN 0-7923-5716-7. info
  • LEXA, Matej and John M. CHEESEMAN. Growth and nitrogen relations in reciprocal grafts of wild-type and nitrate reductase-deficient mutants of pea (Pisum sativum L. var. Juneau). Journal of Experimental Botany. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, vol. 48, No 311, p. 1241-1250. ISSN 0022-0957. URL info
  • CHEESEMAN, John M., Roberto BARREIRO and Matej LEXA. Plant growth modelling and the integration of shoot and root activities without communicating messengers: Opinion. Plant and Soil. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1996, vol. 185, No 1, p. 51-64. ISSN 0032-079X. info
  • CHEESEMAN, John M. and Matej LEXA. Gas exchange: models and measurements. In Photosynthesis and the environment. Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1996. p. 223-240. Advances in Photosynthesis, Volume 5. ISBN 0-7923-4316-6. info
  • RÚČKA, Michal and Matej LEXA. Modelovanie zmien obsahu dusíka v biomase ozimnej pšenice (Modelling the changes in nitrogen content in winter wheat biomass). Rostlinná Výroba. Praha, 1991, vol. 37, No 11, p. 905-909. info


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