Kvido Strisovsky, PhD, is a group leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (IOCB) in Prague, Czech Republic. He received education at Charles University, Prague, and at Cambridge University and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom. Dr. Strisovsky studies the mechanism and roles of intramembrane proteolysis in biological regulation. Most notably, he discovered the principles of substrate recognition by rhomboid proteases, his group was the first to solve a structure of an intramembrane protease with a fragment of its substrate and is a pioneer in the development of rhomboid protease inhibitors. Dr. Strisovsky is a member of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme.