studied molecular biology and genetics at the Faculty of Science of Masaryk University in Brno, theology at the University of Olomouc and in Brussels. In 1997 and 2000, he participated in two expeditions to Antarctica. In 2002, he spent six months at Trappist monastery Sept-Fons in France. He is the president of Institute of Ethics and Humanities at Third Medical Faculty of Charles University. He also serves as a parson in parish Lechovice u Znojma. He publishes in many scholarly and popular periodicals, his themes are evolutionary biology, medicine, and environment ethics.