Emil Paleček

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Emil Paleček (3 October 1930 – 30 October 2018) was a Czech biochemist. He researched how DNA can be used to diagnose genetic diseases. Paleček discovered electrochemistry in nucleic acids. He was Jewish and his father died in the Holocaust.[1]

In 1959, Paleček got a PhD in biochemistry from Masaryk University in Brno, Czechoslovakia (now in the Czech Republic).[2] During the 1960s, Paleček worked at the Biophysical Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Brno.[3]

In 1989, Paleček became a member of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.[2] From 1993–97, he was a member of the Czech Academy of Sciences.[2] In 1994, Paleček was one of the founding members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic.[4]

Paleček died of a stroke while swimming on 30 October 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic at the age of 88.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Světová vědecká hvězda Emil Paleček bádá v Brně: Jde rakovině po krku! I v 87 letech..." Blesk (in cz). 26 December 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2018.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Paleček, Emil; Tkáč, Jan; Bartošík, Martin; Bertók, Tomáš; Ostatná, Veronika; Paleček, Jan (2015). "Review: Electrochemistry of Nonconjugated Proteins and Glycoproteins. Toward Sensors for Biomedicine and Glycomics". Chemical Reviews. 115 (5): 2045–2108. doi:10.1021/cr500279h. PMC 4360380. PMID 25659975.
  3. "Zemřel biochemik Emil Paleček. Objevil nový způsob jak zkoumat DNA". iROZHLAS (in cz). 30 October 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Ve věku 88 let zemřel biochemik Paleček, zabýval se výzkumem DNA". ČT24 (in cz). 30 October 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)