Mr. Marek Kuzma Ph.D.
Future Forces Forum World CBRN & MEDICAL Congress (CEBIRAM) 2018 Výstava Future Forces 2018
Head of the Scientific Team for the Development of Decontamination Methods
Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Head of the scientific team for decontamination
The ongoing biological and chemical threats caused by terrorism are followed by new ones, suchas thespreading of resistant pathogens and new zoonoses. Itis thereforenecessary to developand testnew advanced decontamination processescapable of eliminating such threats. Weparticipated inthe 200m3 hall decontamination. Both chemical and biological contaminationwas employed, using sarinas chemical contaminantand Geobacillus stearothermophilusas biological contaminant.The contaminantswere depositedon porous and compact materialsand exposed todecontamination vapor.
Furthermore, we conducted biological decontamination of real resistantgerms from apig farm. Porous construction materials wereused for the experiments. In both cases, the decontamination achievedsuccessful degradation of the contaminants-97% degradation ofsarin, as measured by NMRand MS, as well asover 90% reductionof biological contamination.
1992 -1998: MScstudy atICT Prague
1998 -2009: PhD study atICT Prague
1999 –present: Institute ofMicrobiology of CAS -head of the scientific team for the development of decontamination methods
2010 -2016: ICT Prague-researcher
2000 -2001: ICT Prague-Chemical informatics
2006-present: Palacký University Olomouc-NMR spectrometry