People of the Lab

Head of the group

Bára Kozlíková is the head of visitlab. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Graphics in 2011 and she works as an Associate Professor at FI MU since 2017.

Her main research interest is in visualization and visual analysis of biomolecules, as this was her very first research topic. But she is keen on diverse visualization topics and its application areas.

She is a slight workaholic, happy to work with people. She loves traveling, hiking, reading, playing piano, and photography.

Academic employees

Jan Byška is an Assistant professor at Masaryk University and a part-time Associate professor at the University of Bergen. His work focuses on various challenges in the field of visualization of biomolecular and time-dependent data.

He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Graphics in 2016. After that, he spent 3 years as a postdoc at the University of Bergen.

Jan enjoys sci-fi movies, puzzles, and software development. Much to the dislike of his colleagues, he can spend endless hours by refactoring (and breaking) pieces of code that worked flawlessly before.

Jirka Chmelík is a member of Visit Lab. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Graphics in 2013, and since then, he has worked as an Assistant Professor at FI MU.

Jirka's main research interest is human-computer interaction, especially using virtual reality. He is also interested in game development and keeping Visit Lab and its sister laboratory in sync.

Katka Furmanová is an Assistant professor at Masaryk University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Graphics in 2019 from the same university. Afterward, she spent one year as a postdoc at Aarhus University in Denmark. Her primary research interest is the visualization of medical and molecular data. Katka enjoys painting, crafting, hiking, and baking (much to the delight of Jan).

Marek Trtík is an Assistant professor at Masaryk University. He did his PhD at the same university under supervision of Prof. Kučera with close cooperation with the advisor Doc. Strejček. Before the PhD Marek worked as a game developer for almost eight years. He worked on Vietcong games and extensions and also (for half a year) on Mafia 2. His research and teaching focuses on computer games, human-computer interaction, computer graphics and visualisations.

Ph.D. students

Adam Štěpánek joined in 2023. He works on projects involving software visualization, computer graphics, and game development.

Every now and then he GMs a session of Oneshot©, eats cheese, or goes on a week-long hike.

David Kuťák is human. Most of the time. Sometimes, he transforms into a car. Besides that, he is also a Ph.D. student since 2019. His main research area is biochemical visualization combined with virtual reality. Moreover, he likes DNA and DNA likes him.

Except for the visualization, he is also interested in game development. For this reason, he also plays games from time to time. Just for research purposes, of course.

Disclaimer: he takes no responsibility for any side effects caused by this description.

Filip Opálený is a Ph.D. student since 2020. He is working on visualizations and visual analysis of chromatin fibers in collaboration with the Faculty of Science. He's also a technical 3D artist, so he teaches 3D modeling-related courses. Filip likes biology, drawing, and pigeons, but does not like coffee (unless it's pumpkin spice latte) nor tomatoes (unless they are mashed into pizza sauce).

Hana Pokojná joined as a Ph.D. student in 2021. She is working on series of projects that combine science, art, and modern-day technology, aiming to translate complex biomedical occurances. Since starting at MUNI, she's been 'drawing science' for other research labs, as well as teaching 3D modelling and life-drawing classes. If she's not doing either of those in her free time, she's hiked away far from other people and computers. She likes jellyfish and pot noodles.

Jirka Horák is Mňau. Also a PhD candidate, officially.

Music, board & computer games, programming, drawing, Lord of the Rings and nerding generally. But also hiking and Japanese. And food. A bit of everything, really.

Cats! Did I forget about cats?

Matěj Lang is a Ph.D. candidate who joined in 2019. He works on multiple projects, including visualizing data from Antarctica. He also collaborates with the group Formela at FI MUNI, where he helps visualize strategies for patrolling games.

He holds an MSE degree in Cybernetics, automation, and measurement from Brno University of Technology, where he specialized in computer vision and machine learning.

Apart from his doctorate, he works at Thermo Fisher Scientific on electron microscopy automation. He also likes to cook for many people at once.

Palko Ulbrich is an aspiring Ph.D. student with a topic in biomolecular visualization. He also teaches seminars in the Visualisation course. Despite the common belief, he enjoys cheap german beer standing to his knees in the Danube river only partially.

Vojtěch Brůža is a Ph.D. candidate. He has been a member of visitlab since its beginnings in 2018. He started his Ph.D. in 2019 and specializes in interactive visualizations in virtual reality for educational purposes.

After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Bioinformatics, he started to dive into computer graphics and visualizations. He then received his master’s degree in Applied Informatics from the Masaryk University.

Apart from his doctorate, he is also a keen musician and loves to do sports. He also enjoys creative activities such as generative design and music composition.

Tail of the group

Lev Nikolajevič Tolstoy no description needed. By far the most hugged member of the lab.


Adam Jurčík
David Kouřil
Kiki Zákopčanová
Matúš Talčík
Miroslava Jarešová
Tom Pšorn
Zolko Orémuš