Viktor Kožich is a Professor of Medical Genetics working in the Department of Pediatrics and Inherited Metabolic Disorders at Charles University-First Faculty of Medicine, and in the General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. He obtained his M.D. in 1985; between 1991 and 1992, he worked in the laboratory of Prof.Jan P. Kraus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, USA. In 1995 he obtained his Ph.D. equivalent and board certificate in Medical Genetics. In 2012 he became a full Professor of Medical Genetics.
His research focuses on inherited metabolic disorders of sulfur amino acids and related B vitamins, and their genetic, biochemical, clinical, and epidemiological aspects. He is also interested in the role of sulfur amino acids, hydrogen sulfide and B vitamins in metabolic syndrome. He published over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 15 chapters in books.
He has been a member of councils of several international learned societies and consortia (SSIEM, ERNDIM, E-HOD, U-IMD, and ESHG). Since 2009 he has been a Chairman of the Czech national Coordination Center on Neonatal Screening and he also represents the General University Hospital in the MetabERN network.