Katedra molekulární biologie a genetiky
Department of molecular biology and genetics

Research achievments

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

Research from Hassan Hashimi group showing that T. brucei MICOS not only helps to give cristae their shape, but also help to place the protein machinery in this part of the mitochondria that is responsible for respiration.

Sex chromosomes of the iconic moth Abraxas grossulariata

Research from Magda Zrzava group demonstrating rapid molecular divergence of W chromosomes by independent spreading of female-specific repetitive sequences.

Parasitoid wasp Leptopilina boulardi

Privileged immunity uncovered by parasitoid wasp infection of fruit fly larva

Research from Tomas Dolezal group brought an experimental evidence for trade-off between development and immune response and for a privileged behavior of immune system during stress.

CKIepsilon as a cause of breast cancer verified in fruit flies