Ota Fuchs graduated from the Chemical Technological University, Prague, Czech Republic in 1971. He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Charles University, Prague in 1981. He is currently employed as a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, Prague. He has undertaken, as a visiting scientist, short-term affiliations in the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow, UK; Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences in St Peterburg, Russia; and in the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada. He was principal investigator of five projects for the Internal Grant Agency of Ministry of Health of Czech Republic and of one grant project for the Grant Agency of Czech Republic.