Jaroslav Bendl

Jaroslav Bendl, PhD

About Me

Jaroslav Bendl, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. A major focus of Dr. Bendl’s research has been developing computational methods and databases to annotate and interpret human genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomic data to better understand neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Notably, as a member of AMP-AD and PsychENCODE consortia, he has led the computational analysis of epigenetic changes in the two largest cohorts of postmortem brains associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia. Prior to joining ISMMS, he was a lead developer of several software tools for the prediction of the effect of genome mutations on protein function (PredictSNP 1/2) and enzyme design (HotSpot Wizard), the latter one was successfully commercialized by Enantis, a biotechnology spinoff from Masaryk University. Dr. Bendl is a former recipient of the Young Investigator Award from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (2019-2021) and a current holder of Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (2021-2023).

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Psychiatry, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences