Dr. Peter Štacko

Peter Štacko (1987), originally from Slovakia, received his Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry from Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic (2011). Following a short internship in La Roche, Basel and an Erasmus stay in Netherlands, he then moved to Groningen to pursue his PhD at Rijkuniversiteit Groningen in the group of Professor Ben L. Feringa (2012–2016). Throughout his PhD, he explored the translational and rotational motion on nanoscale using molecular motors and machines. In 2017, Peter received a Marie-Curie-funded fellowship (SoMoPro) to work as a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Petr Klán at Masaryk University, Czech Republic on gasotransmitter-donors (CO, H2S) actuated with light. As of December 2020, Peter started his independent research career at the University of Zurich, funded by the Ambizione fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation, and hosted in the group of Professor Cristina Nevado.