Professor Bohuslav Gaš obtained his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Charles University in Prague in the Czech Republic, in 1975 and 1979, respectively. His was first employed by the Research Institute of Organic in Pardubice, Czech Republic, where he was engaged in the theory of electronic spectra and quantum chemistry. Later, he joined the Jaroslav Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, in Prague, where his research was devoted to optical properties of ruthenium complexes. In 1988, he was appointed to the Charles University, laboratory of electromigration separation processes. He developed the contactless conductivity detector though most of his effort has been devoted to the development of the mathematical models of electromigration and their implementation to the software tools Simul and PeakMaster. He has advised 25 master and doctoral students and has published 140 papers. He has been a Deputy Editor of Electrophoresis (Wiley-VCH), and the Editor of Special Issues of Electrophoresis on Fundamentals. He was also engaged in several managing positions – for three years as a vice-rector of the Charles University, for eight years as a dean of the Faculty of Science, for eight years as a member of the Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation.
Keynote Lecture: Simul 6 – Free fast dynamic simulator of electrophoresis