Mirka comes from the Czech Republic where she was very lucky to be a part of a wonderful community around chemistry olympiad during her high school years. This brought her to the UK to study Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge. She is particularly interested in physical and materials chemistry and worked on projects in XPS, crystal structure prediction, and molecular informatics during past summer internships. For her Part III project, she is working with Boom on the kinetics of back transport of guests in metal-organic cages.
In her free time, Mirka enjoys reading, baking, hiking, and contributing to organization of competitions for high-school students.