Finalist of the category: Outstanding individual contributor to Slovak science

Ján Tkáč

Research on early diagnostic of prostate cancer

He focuses on the research of glycans for the diagnosis of some oncological diseases. What he appreciates about science is freedom. He sees in it not only the collection of knowledge and skills, but also the possibility to use them. He admires those types of people who motivate others to use their full potential effectively, such as Greta Thunberg and Peter Sagan. What is more important than trying to live a long life is doing everything we can to protect our blue planet from becoming overcrowded, too warm, dry or wet soon.