Jan Čermák received his PhD in 1986. He was a postdoc with Professor Bernard L. Shaw (University of Leeds, UK, 1992-93), and Visiting Scientist with Professor Walter Leitner (MPI Mülheim, Germany, 2001). He became Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2008. Currently, besides continuing his work at the Czech Academy of Sciences (as Senior Research Scientist, previously Head of Department and Institute’s Deputy Director), he is Head of Department of Chemistry at J.E. Purkinje University, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. His research interests include organometallic chemistry of transition metals and catalysis in one- and biphase systems. He serves as Chair of the Division of Organometallic Chemistry of EuCheMS (2014-2020).