Dr. Dostalova studied Microbiology at the Charles University, The Czech Republic and graduated as MSc. in 2009. She joined the research group of Dr. Patek at the Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS). She received her Ph.D. degree in 2020 at the same institution. She is now on a postdoctoral fellowship supervised by Dr. Cappelletti at the Molecular and Applied Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Bologna, Italy. She has published 4 articles in SCI(E) journals and 1 book chapter.