Pavol Jakubec received his PhD in 2005 from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (supervisor Prof. Dušan Berkeš). In 2006 he joined the group of Prof. Darren J. Dixon and spent 2 years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester. Then he followed Darren to the University of Oxford where he worked on total synthesis of manzamine alkaloids and development of new methodologies. In 2014 he moved to the US and as a post-doctoral researcher he worked for Prof. Andrew G. Myers at Harvard University on macrolide antibiotics. After returning to Slovakia in 2016, he became a research assistant at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. He has co-authored 29 scientific papers including 2 articles in Nature with professors Schrock, Hoveyda and professor Myers.