Prof. Viktor Kožich,

M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Genetics at the Department of Pediatrics and Inherited Metabolic Disorders, General University Hospital in Prague and Charles University-First Faculty of Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic.

Viktor Kožich graduated from the School of General Medicine, Charles University in Prague in 1985. Since his graduation he has been working in the Institute of Inherited Metabolic Diseases and he specialized in clinical biochemistry and medical genetics, in 2012 he became the full Professor of Medical Genetics. His main interests are genetic, biochemical, clinical, epidemiological and ethical aspects of inherited metabolic disorders. He is specialized in disorders of homocysteine transsulfuration pathway, namely in cystathionine beta-synthase deficiency—a disease in which he became interested in 1991-1992 during his fellowship in the laboratory of the late Prof.Jan P.Kraus (University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, USA).

Professor Kožich has been a tutor of graduate and postgraduate students, he is an author of over 130 publications in international peer reviewed journals, several chapters in books, and of articles and chapters in Czech medical literature. He has been a member of councils of several international learned societies (SSIEM, ERNDIM, and ESHG) and he is a member of the Executive Board of E-HOD since 2013. Prof.Kožich is also interested in newborn screening for inherited metabolic disorders and since 2009 he is a Chairman of the Czech national Coordination Center on Neonatal Screening.