Dr. Ivan Rektor is a Professor at the Masaryk University of Brno, head of the Movement Disorders Centre. He is Head of the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) Neuroscience Centre, Co-ordinator of the Brain and Mind Research Programme and Multimodal and Functional Imaging Research Group Leader.
Dr. Ivan Rektor received medical training at the University of Brno and he has been working at the Neurology Department of the UniversityHospital in Brno. His research interest has been focused on movement disorders, epilepsy, and cognitive neurophysiology. He worked on a baboon myoclonus in Gif sur Yvette, France from 1984 to 1990 (with Robert Naquet). From 1990 to 1992 he taught at the University Paris VII and performed research with the intracerebral recordings at INSERM, Unité de la Recherche sur l´Epilepsie in Hôpital Ste Anne in Paris (with Michel Lamarche, Jean Bancaud).
Dr. Rektor served as the Chair of Neurology Department (1992- 2012) and vice-rector of the Masaryk University ( 20096-2011).. He is a founding member of the Czech Medical Academy, editor-in-chief of the Czech medical journal Neurologie pro praxi, member of several editorial boards including Journal of Neural Transmission and Epilepsy and Behavior. He has organized the Basal Ganglia Clubs in Brno since 1993 and several Czech and Slovak Neurology and/or Epilepsy Congresses. He was a member of the EFNS Teaching Course Committee and organized and/or lectured at EFNS teaching courses in Sevilla, Lisbon, Copenhagen and Vienna.
He lectured at WFN Teaching Courses in Vietnam and Mongolia. He served as member of the Movement Disorders Society Liaison Committee and as a member of the executive Board of the Movement Disorders Society – European Section (2003-2006). In 2006 he chaired and organized the Danube Symposium for Neurological Sciences in Brno and International Congresses on Epilepsy Brain and Mind in 2010 and 2012 in Prague and 2014 in Brno. Since 2007 he is Member of the International Association of Parkinson´s Disease and Related Disorders. He served as the President the European Society for Clinical Neuropharmacology (2008 – 2012). He was elected to American Neurological Association as Corresponding Member in 2010. He was awarded European Award for Education in Epileptology in 2014. He is chairing the European Congress in Clinical Neurophysiology, that will be held in Brno in 2015.
He authored over 369 papers (WOS), has 2561 citations, and h-index 29.