Institute of Molecular Biomedicine

IMBM is a research institute of the Faculty of Medicine at the Comenius University. It is located in the Old town of the capitol of Slovakia – Bratislava at Sasinkova street 4 and in the Biomedical research center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences at Dubravská street 9. The mission of IMBM is simple: doing (and enjoying doing) interesting and meaningful science. The educational background of the staff includes molecular biology, biophysics, biotechnology, physiology and medicine. We believe that interdisciplinarity is a key scientific value. We collaborate with clinicians and complementary research institutes all around the globe (Aachen, Gothenburg, New York, Boston, Hradec Králové…). PhD students are trained at our institute in experimental and laboratory medicine. Undergraduate students are working at IMBM on their bachelor/master/doctoral theses. We learn and teach at the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University. If you share the devotion to science with us, apply and join us.


PhD courses

PhD courses are planned for our PhD students in September. However, anybody is welcome to attend.

Timetable 2019:

  • Reading of scientific papers – 2nd September
  • Animal handling, anesthesia, metabolic cages – 3rd September
  • Blood collection, Burker chamber, basic surgery – 4th September
  • First aid, blood collection, pipetting – 5th September
  • Presentations, PCR theory – 6th September
  • DNA, RNA isolation, photometer, PCR – 9th September
  • Study design, writing of scientific papers – 10th September
  • Cell cultures, DNase activity, iBOX – 11th September
  • Behavioral tests – 12th September
  • Protein measurement, western blot – 13th September
  • Graphpad, statistics – 16th September
  • Citation softwares, work with bacteria – 17th September


July 17, 2019



Published papers

  • The effects of a maternal advanced glycation end product-rich diet on somatic features, reflex ontogeny and metabolic parameters of offspring mice.
  • 17β-estradiol treatment reversed left ventricular dysfunction in castrated male rats: an echocardiographic study.
  • Anti-cytokine therapy and plasma DNA in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.