Prof. (FH) RNDr. Milada Vítová, PhD, works at the Laboratory of Cell Cycles of Algae, Centre Algatech, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She studied at Charles’ University and obtained her PhD in molecular and cell biology. She started her research career in SAC, UK and continued at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has 20 years of experience in the research of algal physiology and biotechnology. She leads the group involved in the research of metal metabolism in algae and its environmental aspects. Her scientific fields concern namely: a) metal transport and metabolism in algae, b) cell cycle regulation of algae by external factors, and c) bioremediation, biomining and recycling. She is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria.