Richard Rokyta

As a founding member of the Czech Medical Academy, he was its first vice-chair and now serves as its chair. Vice-Dean Emeritus of the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. In 1982–2009, he was the head of the Department of Normal, Pathological, and Clinical Physiology of the Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, and he is a Teaching Professor of physiology and pathological physiology there. He co-established the system of postgraduate studies at Charles University and the Czech Neuropsychopharmacological Society. He has been honored, inter alia, by the award of a Chevalier Des Palmes Academiques by the French Prime Minister. He is a professor of normal and pathological physiology. He is involved in ontogenetical neurophysiology, physiology of talamocortical relations and also physiology of pain and its treatment. He was awarded the title of Professor of Normal and Pathological Physiology in 1991 and from 1990-1996, he was dean of the 3rd Medical Faculty of Charles University.