CometX Team

Chair: Adam Pruška

Manager: Štefan Stanko

Treasurer: Aleš Holfeld

Coordinator: Adam Majcher

Coordinator: Alžbeta Runová

Coordinator: Michaela Dohnálková

Social Media: Júlia Šťastná

Patron: Prof. Dr. Peter Molnár

External Personnel: Gabriela Toscano – Administrative, Peter Horváth – Technical Support

We are continuously looking for motivated and competent people with an interest to join our organizing team. Contact us -


Adam Pruška

Founder, Chair

Ph.D. Student at ETH Zurich

Interested in native mass spectrometry and instrumentation. Investigating thermodynamics of large biomolecular assemblies. Passionate about graphic design.

Let's have a pint of ale and share experience about volleyball, beer crafting, canoeing, guitar playing, why is Brno the best city ever, beard, black humor, ...


Štefan Stanko

Founder, Operations Manager

Ph.D. Student at ETH Zurich

Investigating unconventional processing of alloys at ultra-high gravity and fast differential scanning calorimetry in the Metal Physics and Technology group of prof. Dr. Jörg Löffler.

Likely can be found on the lake or rolling around Switzerland on two wheels...


Aleš Holfeld

Founder, Finance Manager

Ph.D. Student at ETH Zurich

Understanding conformation-specific protein-protein interactions in the context of Parkinson's disease using limited proteolysis-coupled to mass spectrometry (LiP-MS) in the group of Paola Picotti.

Socially active person with enthusiasm towards skiing, hiking, and mountain biking in Switzerland.


Michaela Dohnálková


Ph.D. Student at University of Geneva

Exploring the interplay of RNA modification, immunity, and embryonic development. Our first winner of The Best Talk Award at SCSM 2021.

Tenting enthusiast with hitchhiking experiences, passionate hiker, bouldering false-beginner, board game player, and sourdough bread baker.


Adam Majcher


Ph.D. Student at University Hospital Zurich

Pharmacist and Soft skills trainer in the heart, currently working as a biomedical scientist investigating the role of lipid metabolism in human pathology. Mass spectrometry and Pharmacy enthusiast. #Pharmagasm #MassSpec

Endless optimist, skydiving and ice hockey fan... most likely to be heard explaining something... even from a distance...


Alžběta Runová


Ph.D. Student at ETH Zurich

Focusing on synthesis of peptide-stabilized gold nanoparticles for chemical and biological sensing and therapy in the group of Prof. Dr. Helma Wennemers.

Passionate baker and cook of Middle Eastern cuisine, makeup and music lover, always ready for any sporty activities.


Prof. Dr. Peter Molnár


Professor at ETH Zurich

Researcher and educator in environmental engineering, especially catchment hydrological processes and numerical modeling of environmental systems. Passionate about preserving the beauty and function of natural rivers.

Let’s have a chat about climate change, why you should reduce your carbon footprint, the meaning of being European, the best ice hockey teams, and the benefits of music


Júlia Šťastná

Social Media

ICU Nurse


Supporting organisations


The society Czexpats in Science unites Czech scientists who live(d) and work(ed) abroad. We aim to:

  • create a network of Czech scientist abroad and connect them to scientists and research institutions in the Czech Republic,

  • help scientists working abroad in navigating the Czech scientific environment and developing a career in the Czech Republic,

  • empower Czech scientists who live and work abroad to influence and inspire Czech science,

  • support mobility of Czech scientists by sharing information and experience.

To these ends we develop various projects, with the annual Czexpats conference as our flagship project. Among other activities, we organize workshops on how to secure a PhD or a postdoctoral research position abroad. We also developed a map of Czexpats in science (Czech scientists abroad), currently containing more than 400 scientists in over 40 countries.

If you are a Czech scientist abroad, register and join our network, it's free.


The society Žijem vedu (I live Science) unites Slovak scientists who live(d) and work(ed) abroad. We aim to:

  • provide an interactive online "meeting place" for Slovak experts with different backgrounds, career stages, and regardless of the country they operate in,

  • contribute to the organization of events for the popularisation of science (Pochod za vedu - March for science Slovakia),

  • communicate problems the community has identified in science and education to the Slovak government and present these problems to Slovak media.

Žijem vedu is running a blog and a podcast Around the world. We also organize the annual conference Žijem vedu naživo to enable direct meetings and networking of the platform members.

Follow us on the links below to find out more about our activities! If you also want to be a part of our community, just sign up here. In case you would like to contribute more actively or have a particular idea to share with us, just contact us at