Peter Šebo got his PhD. in microbiology in 1990 from the Institute of Microbiology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. He did his postdoc with Agnes Ullmann at the Institut Pasteur in Paris (1990-95) and in 1995 he founded the Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Bacterial Pathogens at the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Prague, which he is heading since then. In 2008 he founded and directed the Institute of Biotechnology of the CAS and designed the BIOCEV research center ion Vestec near Prague. Peter also serves as professor of microbiology at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, teaching a course on molecular mechanisms of bacterial virulence. His research focuses molecular and cellular mechanisms of action of bacterial toxins, such as the adenylate cyclase toxin action and on Bordetella pertussis biology and virulence mechanisms. Peter is also involved in therapeutic and prophylactic vaccine development work. He was elected to EMBO in 2013 and to the European Academy of Microbiology in 2016.