Katedra molekulární biologie a genetiky
Department of molecular biology and genetics
  • 2018 Scientific Image Competition

  • The Diverged Trypanosome MICOS Complex as a Hub for Mitochondrial Cristae Shaping and Protein Import

    Featured article in Current Biology by Yosif Kaurov, Hassan Hashimi et al.
  • Sex chromosomes of the iconic moth Abraxas grossulariata

    New publication of Magda Zrzava and her colleagues in Genes ...
  • 2017 Image Competition

    Winners of the Departmental Image Competition 2017 organized by Alex Bruce
  • Privileged immunity uncovered by parasitoid wasp egg

    Green-labeled immune cells of fruit fly larva attached to parazitoid wasp egg represent a model system used by Tomas Dolezal laboratory, which demonstrated a privileged behavior of immune system in obtaining energy during immune response.

About our department

Head of the department: doc. Mgr. Tomáš Doležal, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics was established on Aug 1st 2016 by fusion of Department of Molecular Biology and Department of Genetics. Most of the research activity is focused to functional analysis of genes using various model organisms from Trypanosoma, C. elegans, Drosophila and other insects to mice. Graduate students are trained in modern methods of molecular genetics including mutagenesis, RNAinterference, transgenesis and cell culture techniques. The department is closely linked to Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (Institute of Parasitology and Entomology).The department is responsible for the Experimental Biology Master’s programme and for the Molecular, and Cell Biology, and Genetics Doctoral programme.


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