Our team

Our team

 

 


LMG - Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

 

Jan Trka

jan.trka@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 580

  • majored in Genetics at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, has worked in Austria and returned to the CU for his post-doc
  • position: head of CLIP, specialises in molecular genetics
  • has an interest in the genesis and development of the leukaemic clone, residual disease, WT1 genes and TEL/AML1 and asparaginase
  • would probably still remember the 1990’s lab methods
  • motivation: is with CLIP because, well, he co-founded it!

 


Jan Zuna

jan.zuna@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 580

  • majored in Genetics at the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, where he also stayed for his doctoral studies. Went on to be a postdoc in London,UK.
  • position: principal investigator
  • has an interest in the origin, development and death of the leukaemic clone, in secondary malignancies, residual disease, genes such as TEL/AML1, BCR/ABL, TEL/ABL and MLL/anything
  • works at a computer (nearly all the time) and loves it (sometimes, that is) and thinks he might still be able to find his way to the lab
  • motivation: they turned him away at FC Slavia Prague

 

 

Júlia Starková

julia.starkova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 485

  • graduate of the Faculty of Science in Košice; got her PhD in Genetics at CLIP;  worked as postdoc in the US.
  • position: principal investigator
  • interested in L-asparaginase, role of HOX genes in leukaemias, epigenetics
  • uses cell cultures, cloning,  qPCR, western blot, lucipherase assay
  • motivation: lives across the street

 

 

 

Eva Froňková

eva.fronkova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 489

  • graduate of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, CU. Got her PhD in Genetics at CLIP
  • position: principal investigator
  • interested in immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor gene rearrangements, minimal residual disease, development of B-lymphocyte lineage and its disorders and next generation sequencing
  • uses PCR for Ig/TCR rearrangements, qPCR and MLPA
  • motivation: wants to have a rest from her kids

 

                                                               Ludmila Boublíková

ludmila.boublikova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 485

  • graduate of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, CU. Got her PhD at Trinity College, Dublin
  • position: principal investigator
  • not interested in anything anymore, but still spends time on the WT1, a virtual gene
  • works with qPCR, GeneScan, sequencing, flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, as well as with a whole lot of people, whom she bullies incessantly into working for her or for the benefit of humankind
  • motivation: sheer curiosity as to what’s going to come out of all of this

 

 

Markéta Kubričanová Žaliová

marketa.zaliova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 580

  • graduate of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague, got her PhD in molecular genetics at CLIP, worked as a postdoc in Kiel (ALL BFM study centre, Germany)
  • principal investigator
  • interested in genetic aberrations of childhood ALL, their biological role and their potential use in classification, risk assessment and targeted therapy of ALL
  • is responsible for routine molecular-genetic diagnostics of childhood AML and advanced  molecular-genetic diagnostics of childhood ALL                                                                           (SNParray, WES, RNAseq, targeted PCR)

 

Karolina Škvárová Kramarzová

karolina.skvarova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 485

  • graduate of the Faculty of Science (M.Sc.) and 2nd Faculty of Medicine of Charles University (PhD), worked at University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute
  • position: postdoc
  • interested in gene therapy and gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9 etc.)
  • uses gene editing, qPCR, cloning and mutation analysis
  • motivation: doesn’t have to get up early for this work

  

 

Olga Zimmermannová

olga.zimmermannova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduate of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
  • position: PhD student and freelance traveler
  • interested in GNB1 gene, traveling, baking cakes, and movies
  • works with: cell cultures, cloning, lentiviral constructs, western blot, PCR
  • motivation: 

 

 

 

Violeta Bakardjieva-Mihaylova

violeta.bakardjieva-mihaylova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduate of the Faculty of Science, CU
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in the role of WT1 and BRAF genes in testicular germ cell tumors
  • works with cell cultures, qPCR and genes...
  • motivation: there is always a lot chocolate here

 

 

 

Leona Rezková Řezníčková

leona.reznickova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521

  • graduate of the Faculty of Sciences, Charles University
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in minimal residual disease in leukamias, lineal plasticity of  physiological and malignant lymphocyte precursors
  • motivation: just raising kids while studying science would bore the heck out of her

 



Veronika Grecová

veronika.grecova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521

  • graduate of the Secondary Medical School, Prague
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in minimal residual disease in leukamias, MLL gene rearrangements
  • works with qPCR, nucleid acid isolation
  • motivation: used to think MLL was short for Major League Lacrosse


 

Eliška Streitová

eliska.streitova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521

  • graduate of Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in monitoring minimal residual disease
  • works with qPCR, nucleic acid isolation
  • motivation: always wanted to find a meaningful job

 

              

Andrea Švenkrtová

andrea.svenkrtova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521 

  • graduate of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
  • postgradual student of University of Chemistry and Technology
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in monitoring minimal residual disease
  • works with qPCR, nucleic acid isolation
  • motivation: modern lab with state-of-the-art technology

 

        

Taťána Valová

tatana.valova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521 

  • graduate of University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in monitoring minimal residual disease
  • works with qPCR, nucleic acid isolation
  • motivation: awesome view from the window

 

 



Martina Slámová

martina.slamova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduate of the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia
  • position: researcher
  • interested in HOX genes in leukaemias
  • works with cell lines, qPCR and western blot
  • motivation: when she starts singing people join in

 

 

 

Kateřina Rejlová 

  • graduated from the Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • position: PhD student and ChIP seq pioneer
  • interested in HOX genes in leukaemias
  • works with qPCR, western blot and cell cultures
  • motivation: she’s the funniest person in CLIP
  • personal trade mark: freezing horses in liquid nitrogen

 

 

 

Lucie Winkowska

lucie.winkowska@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 580

  • graduate of Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague and postgradual studies at the same university
  • position: researcher at CLIP
  • interested in genetic aberrations in pediatric ALL
  • works mainly with a computer (processing of data from SNParrays and NGS sequencing), sometimes with PCR as well
  • motivation: wants to find out what all the abbreviations that everyone uses mean

 

Michael Svatogn

michael.svaton@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 489

  • graduate of 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in next generation sequencing (WES, RepSeq) and disorders of lymphocyte development
  • works mainly with sequencing data and validates biological importance of identified variants
  • motivation: great people at CLIP and learning new skills

 

Natividad Alquézar Artieda

natividad.alquezar@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduate of University of Barcelona
  • worked at Agustí Pi i Sunyer biomedical research institute, Vall D'Hebron biomedical research institute and in Glaxosmithkline, Barcelona
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in L-Asparaginase and cancer metabolism
  • motivation: to make her scientific dream come true

 

 

  

Kateřina Hložková

katerina.hlozkova@lfmotol.cuni.cz;  tel.: (+420) 224 436 485

  • graduate of  University of Chemistry and Technology
    Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology and latter got her PhD there
  • position: postdoc v CLIPu
  • interested in L-asparaginase and metabolism of cancer cells
  • motivation: to uncover the secret of post-PCR

 

 

Julius Lukeš

julius.lukes@lfmotol.cuni.cz   tel.: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduated from Third Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in genetic aberrations of childhood leukamias and their biological role
  • motivation: people are smilling here all the time and he can wear his favorite hawaiian T-shirts

 


Kristýna Šperková

kristyna.sperkova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 485

  • graduate of the Pharmaceutical faculty, Charles University
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in the impact of genetic aberrations on metabolic setup of leukemic cells during formation of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and its relapse

  • motivation: It is the best place to save mankind in case of zombie apocalypse

 

 

 

CLIP - Laboratory of Flow Cytometry


Ondřej Hrušák

ondrej.hrusak@lfmotol.cuni.cz,  tel.: (+420) 224 436 477

  • graduate of 2nd Faculty of Medicine, CU and doctoral programme in immunology; has worked in the US
  • position: head of cytometry lab
  • holds board certification in clinical immunology and allergology
  • interested in genesis, development and immunological diagnostics of leukaemia
  • though interested in other areas of immunology, his job as Faculty Dean takes precedence
  • motivation: is a cofounder; also it’s within biking/skiing distance


Tomáš Kalina

tomas.kalina@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 487

  • graduate of 2nd Faculty of Medicine, CU; holds PhD in immunology; has worked at FHCRC, Seattle, USA
  • position: principal investigator
  • interested in all aspects of flow cytometry, affinity proteomics (the cytometric side of), development and deficits of B-cells, leukaemia phenotyping and leukaemogenesis, immunity reconstitution, advanced analyses of cytometric data; works with flow cytometry
  • motivation: he’s grown fond of it in each and every way and finds working here quite pleasant


Martina Vášková

martina.vaskova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel: (+420) 224 436 487

  • graduate of Faculty of Science, CU; holds PhD in immunology from CLIP
  • position: researcher (actually focused on diagnostics)
  • interested in leukocytes, malignant and non-malignant alike (namely B-lymphocytes and their development)
  • works with data from flow and mass cytometry; has mastered several additional immunology methodologies, such as western blott or ELISA, as well as work with cell cultures.
  • motivation: she likes it here, simple as that



Ester Mejstříková

ester.mejstrikova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 477

  • graduate of the 1st Faculty of Medicine, CU; holds PhD in immunology; her PhD thesis’ topic was Immunological diagnostics and monitoring of treatment response in childhood haematological malignancies
  • position: postdoc
  • interested in diagnostics of childhood haematological and immunological disorders and development of blood elements in bone marrow in relationship to plasticity and maturity of leukaemic cells
  • works with computers and their peripherals, i.e. flow cytometers
  • motivation: can do 12 hour shifts every day

 

Karel Fišer

karel.fiser@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 489

  • graduate of Faculty of Science; got his PhD there for ‘Changes in gene expression in progression of Chronic myeloid leukemia’; has worked as postdoc in Newcastle, UK
  • position: postdoc
  • interested in analysis of large amounts of data –flow cytometry, proteomic data from bead arrays and bioinformatics in general.
  • owns neither scrubs, bench or pipette
  • motivation: no need to own a white coat or pipette

 

 

Veronika Kanderová

veronika.kanderova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel: (+420) 224 436 487

  • graduate of Faculty of Science, CU; holds PhD in immunology from CLIP
  • position: postdoc
  • holds certification in allergy and clinical immunology; participates in the diagnosis of immune disorders
  • interested in proteomics and phosphoproteomics in leukaemias and primary immunodeficiencies
  • works with polychromatic flow cytometry and with immunologic tests, likes cultivation and stimulation of cell cultures
  • motivation: apparently, the cytometer’s laser beams will keep her young forever

 

Naděžda Brdičková

nadezda.brdickova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel: (+420) 224 436 487

  • PhD in immunology (Faculty of Science, Charles University and Institute of Molecular genetics, Academy of Sciences)
  • worked at UCSF, USA as a postdoc
  • takes care of the EuroFlow Quality Assessment project
  • motivation: great people, meaningful work


 

 

Jan Stuchlý

jan.stuchly@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel: (+420) 224 436 487

  • Graduate of Faculty of Mathematics And Physics, CU
  • position: PhD student
  • Has worked in France optimising anti-tumour therapies
  • Interested in immunity reconstitution, game theory, mathematical programming and such
  • motivation: enjoys his work

 

 

Michaela Nováková

michaela_novakova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 477 

  • graduate of 2nd Faculty Of Medicine, CU
  • position: postdoc
  • studies mechanisms of bone marrow failure, immunophenotyping of leukemia, minimal residual disease and technical aspects of cytometry
  • works with flow cytometry including spectral cytometry
  • motivation: wants to create a record in clicking using pc mouse


 

Ondřej Pelák

ondrej.pelak@lfmotol.cuni.cz, Tel.: (+420) 224 436 487

  • student at Faculty of Science, CU; studies genetics, molecular biology and virology
  • position: graduate student
  • interested in reconstitution of immunity and the ability of the immune system to respond to CMV infection following bone marrow transplantation
  • works with flow cytometry and cell cultures
  • motivation: he is not at CLIP because CLIP is inside of him

 

Lucie Slámová

lucie.slamova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel: (+420) 224 436 477

  • graduate of 2nd Faculty of Medicine, CU
  • position: postdoc
  • interested in lineal plasticity of leukaemic cells
  • works with flow cytometry, qPCR, cell cultures and murine model
  • motivation: enjoys being part of a great team




Barbora Vakrmanova

barbora.vakrmanova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 477

  • graduate of 2nd Faculty of Medicine, CU
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in leukemias with switch into monocytic lineage
  • works with PC and flow cytometry
  • motivation: she came by accident but she liked it there

 

 

 

Marina Bakardjieva

marina.bakardjieva@gmail.com, tel: (+420) 224 436 477

  • graduate of the Faculty of Science, Charles University, Immunology
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in immunofenotyping and functional testing of lymfocytes in primary immunological deficiencies
  • motivation: allows her jumping into the unknown 


 

Pavla Luknárová

pavla.luknarova@fnmotol.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 413

  • graduate of Masaryk Secondary School of Chemistry, Prague
  • studies at Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University Of Life Sciences, Prague
  • position: lab technician
  • motivation: CLIP is fun! 

 

 

 

 

Gabriela Biswasová

tel.: (+420) 224 436 413

  • graduate of the Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia
  • position: lab technician
  • motivation: loves colors

 

 

 

Pavel Semerák

pavel.semerak@fnmotol.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 413

  • graduate of Secondary Technical School of Food Technology, Prague
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in what’s hot in flow cytometry
  • does mainly sorting of cell subpopulations
  • motivation: knows no other trade; plus, the canteen rules! 

 

 

 

Daniel Thűrner

Tel.: (+420) 224 436 413

  • graduate of Secondary Medical School, Kolín
  • position: head lab technician
  • his work is his hobby
  • keeps the lab going smoothly; helps newcomers get oriented
  • motivation: the well-being of CLIP

 

 

 

 

Maternity/Parental leave

 

Eliška Potůčková

eliska.potuckova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduate of the Pharmaceutical faculty, Charles University where she also got her  PhD in Patobiochemistry and Xenobiochemistry
  • position: postdoc
  • interested in the ERG gene in  ALL
  • works with cell cultures, cloning, western blott, luciferase assay
  • motivation: CLIP is located close to her home

 


Jitka Stančíková

jitka.stancikova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 487

  • graduate  of Faculty of Science, CU where she later got her PhD
  • works with ambiguous leukemias and their flow cytometry procesing 
  • motivation: it is really nice in here




Alena Musilová

alena.dobiasova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 489

  • graduate of Faculty of Science, CU
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in bioinformatics, immunolog and epigenetics
  • works with computers (mainly next generation sequencing data)
  • motivation: likes working here

 


Lenka Hovorková

  • graduated from the Faculty of Science, Charles University
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in BCR/ABL positive leukaemias
  • works with LT-PCR, electrophoresis, R, Linux and now also with her baby boy
  • motivation: wants to know what’s behind all without-handle door

   

 

Kateřina Mužíková

katerina.muzikova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521

  • graduate of the Czech University of Life Science, Prague
  • position: head lab technician
  • interested in diagnostics of haematological malignities, residual disease, SNP Genotyping & CNV Analysis, seasonal variations in ALL
  • works with PCR, qPCR, SNP&CNV chips
  • motivation: a freak accident (when she joined the Laboratory Of Molecular Genetics, CLIP had not existed yet; why only has it all gone wrong since?)

 

 

Jana Březinová

jana.brezinova@fnmotol.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521

  • graduate of Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in monitoring minimal residual disease
  • works with qPCR, nucleic acid isolation
  • motivation: likes to commute daily from Pardubice to Prague

 

 

 


Kristýna Brabcová

kristyna.hruba@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 521

  • graduate of polytechnology in Prague
  • position: lab technician
  • interested in monitoring minimal residual disease
  • works with qPCR, nucleic acid isolation
  • motivation: loves having her picture on the CLIP website

 

 

 

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Daniela Kužílková

daniela.kuzilkova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 487

  • graduate of Faculty of Science, CU
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in protein arrays and Ikaros protein in leukaemias
  • works with cell cultures, flow cytometry, liquid chromatography and western blot
  • motivation: turned away at McDonald’s for lack of qualifications

 

 

 

 

Martina Šmídková

martina.steigerova@lfmotol.cuni.cztel.: (+420) 224 436 413

  • graduate of Medical Bioanalysis at the Pharmaceutical faculty
  • position: lab technician
  • does the analysis of "shreks" and "trols"
  • motivation: awesome colleagues at CLIP

 

  

 


Markéta Kovárníková

marketa.kovarnikova@fnmotol.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 413

  • graduate of Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice
  • position: lab technician
  • motivation: great people, loves working here

 

 

 

 

Asistant


Lucie Galdová

lucie.galdova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 580

  • graduate of the Vocational College of Economics, major in Financial Management and Accountings
  • asistant to the head of the laboratory centre
  • interested in (well, she is supposed to) all that comes around
  • works with all that comes around
  • motivation: increasing the representation of Valachian population in Prague and spreading the moravian language

 

 

Alumni

 

Ivana Heřmanová

ivana.hermanova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 524

  • graduate of the Faculty of Pharmacy, CU
  • position: postdoc
  • interested in L-asparaginase
  • works with cell cultures, qPCR, RNAi, western blot
  • motivation: no one in Spain seems to care about L-asparaginase

 

 

 

Michaela Kotrová

michaela.kotrova@lfmotol.cuni.cz, tel.: (+420) 224 436 489

  • graduate of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine
  • position: PhD student
  • interested in: Next Generation Sequencing, minimal residual disease, Ig/TCR gene rearrangements 
  • works mostly with computer, next generation sequencer, sometimes also with PCR/qPCR
  • motivation: wants to experience something entirely new

 

 

Karel Švojgr

  • graduate of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague
  • got his PhD in molecular genetics at CLIP
  • was interested in the function of the adaptor proteins in leukemogenesis
  • used to work with qPCR, flow cytometry, cell cultures, Western blot, siRNA etc.
  • no longer working at CLIP (nice memories remain), because he discovered that the tumor should be a solid tissue rather than a dispersion floating in blood