Vendula Papíková, MD, PhD, graduated from the 1st Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) in 1992. She passed a specialisation examination in internal medicine (1996) and clinical chemistry (2000). During a short-term internship at several US universities, she focused on diagnostics of inherited metabolic diseases and evidence-based medicine (EBM).
She completed postgraduate studies at the Institute of Information and Library Sciences at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Charles University, Prague in the field of Information Science, where she successfully defended her postdoctoral thesis on Information systems in medicine with focus on scientific information in clinical practice nad biomedical research.
She worked as a medical doctor at several clinics and as an assistant professor at the 2nd Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry (nowadays Institute of Biochemistry and Experimental Oncology) of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. Between 1997 and 1999, she worked as a safety manager and scientific medical information consultant for Ferring-Léčiva, a.s., a pharmaceutical company. Between 2006 and 2015 she worked at the Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics of the Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
She specialises in evidence-based medicine, information sources for medicine and related areas, research on scientific medical information, and the use of the Internet in biomedical fields. Her long-term interests also include the influence of nutrition, food quality, environment, and lifestyle on human health. She has published articles for both specialist and non-specialist readership; she also co-edited the 1st edition of Practical Dictionary of Medicine (Praktický slovník medicíny, Maxdorf Publishing House); and prepared medical chemistry and biochemistry study texts for medical students. Selected publications
She is a member of the Czech Medical Society of Jan Evangelista Purkyně and the Czech Medical Chamber. She collaborates with the EuroMISE Mentor Association.