Doc. RNDr. Lumír Ondřej Hanuš, DrSc., Dr.h.c.mult.

is a Czech analytical chemist and a leading authority in the field of cannabis research. In 1992, he and William Anthony Devane isolated and first described the structure of anandamide, an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter. Lumír Ondřej Hanuš is a research fellow at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He has been awarded honorary Doctoral degrees – Chemiae Doctor honoris causa (2007) and Medicinae Doctor honoris causa (2011), the Hanuš Medal (2005), the Addictology Award (2012), and Olomouc City Award (2013). His major research interests are the chemistry of natural products (the isolation and identification of new compounds from plants and animals) and the testing of compounds for biological activity. At present time, he is Chief Scientist at Asana Bio Group Ltd. and retired Research Fellow of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 




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