Hello! My name is Pavel and I shall be your guide at the International Chemistry Olympiad. I graduated in organic chemistry from the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague and now I am studying for a PhD at the Charles University. When I was a high school student, I took part in the IChO as a contestant and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be your guide at the 50th IChO, which is held in the two countries where the idea of the IChO was born. Apart from chemistry, I love travelling, hiking, and reading Terry Pratchett’s books. I also like playing tennis and running. I believe you will enjoy the time spent in Bratislava and Prague and I wish you luck! See you in July!