Lumír Ondřej Hanuš obtained his M.S. in analytical chemistry (1972), Ph.D. in analytical chemistry (1974) and associate professorship in organic chemistry (1994) from Palacky University, Olomouc (Czech Republic) and his D.Sc. in pharmaceutical chemistry (1995) from Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic).
At the present time, he is a Research Fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel; he has been there since 1990 (as a researcher, professor, and research fellow) at the School of Pharmacy.
Between the years 1971 and 1990 he did research and taught at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University, Olomouc.
He spent the period 1978-1979 as a research associate at the School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, USA. In the years 1997 and 1998 he was a visiting associate (NIDDK, NIH, Bethesda, USA) and in 2001-2002 a research fellow at NIAAA (NIH, Bethesda, USA).
He was awarded Honorary Doctoral degrees – Chemiae Doctor honoris causa (2007) and Medicinae Doctor honoris causa (2011), the Hanuš medal (2005), Addictology Award (2012), and Olomouc City Award (2013).
His major research interests are the chemistry of natural products (isolation and identification of new compounds from plants and animals) and the testing of compounds for biological activity.
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