Institute of Molecular Biomedicine

IMBM is a research institute of the Faculty of Medicine at the Comenius University in Slovakia. We are located in Bratislava, both in the heart of the capital’s old town at Sasinkova 4, and in the Biomedical research center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Dubravská street 9.  The mission of IMBM is simple: to do (and enjoy doing) science. As of our staff, we have a vast range of educational background – from molecular biology, biophysics, biotechnology or physiology, up to medicine. While we believe that interdisciplinarity is a key scientific value. Furthermore, our partnerships extend to collaborating with clinicians and complementary research institutes all around the globe (Aachen, Gothenburg, New York, Boston, Hradec Králové…). This is a great enrichment to our  esearch. Of course, our institute is also home for many PhD students that are trained here in experimental and laboratory medicine, as well as undergraduate and graduate students that work on their bachelor/master/doctoral thesis with us. Moreover, our teaching takes place at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Natural  Sciences of the Comenius University. Ultimately, IMBM is an institute of open-minded people, scientists, who share their devotion to science. If you share this devotion with us, apply and come join us at the Institute of Molecular Biomedicine in Bratislava.



15th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotica, Gut Microbiota and Health – IPC2022

During this week, Peter Celec and Roman Gardlík attended the 15th International Scientific Conference on Probiotics, Prebiotica, Gut Microbiota and Health – IPC2022.

Peter Celec presented the topic Fecal microbial transplantation between sexes in rats, Roman Gardlík presented Fecal Microbiota Transplantation as a Tool for Therapeutic Modification of Diseases.

On this page you can find the complete conference program.


June 28, 2022

IMBM Summer School of Biomedicine has started successfully!

At the beginning of June, we welcomed the first students of our successful project – the Summer School of Biomedicine. After completing all introductory courses, eight students started their projects under the guidance of our doctoral students. We are excited to see their achievements and wish them a lot of success in scientific research!


June 17, 2022



  • APVV: APVV-17-0382 Interaction of cold plasma and water, effects of plasma activated water on biological systems and their use in medicine and agriculture
  • APVV: APVV-16-0273 Deoxyribonuclease activity in plasma and its importance in the removal of extracellular DNA
  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0657/21 Salivary nucleic acids and their clinical use

Published papers

  • Reduced α-galactosidase A activity in zebrafish (Danio rerio) mirrors distinct features of Fabry nephropathy phenotype
  • Plasma DNA and deoxyribonuclease are associated with glucose metabolism in healthy mice
  • On the Origin of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in COVID-19