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.



FELASA workshop on teaching design of experiments

Last week, our colleague Veronika Borbélyová participated in a workshop in Porto, Portugal. The workshop led by FELASA Experimental Design Working Group and was intended especially for scientists who design experiments using animal experiments in their research.

We are extremely glad that we have the opportunity to participate in workshops and education, thanks to which we can not only gain a lot of new knowledge, but also build future collaborations!

You can find more about the workshop here.


September 23, 2022

European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)

The 33rd year of EUCYS (European Union Contest for Young Scientists) took place last week in Leiden, Netherlands. This competition brings together talented students from all over Europe and their projects are evaluated by an international jury every year. This year, Peter Celec from our Institute appeared in the jury again.

Congratulations to all award-winning participants!

You can find more about this competition on this page.


September 19, 2022

ERASMUS Blended Intensive Program – Modern Topics and Methods in Biomedical Research

In cooperation with the University of Aveiro (Portugal), Oxford University (UK), Wrocław Regional Teaching Hospital, the nanotechnology company Lipid System z o.o., and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Comenius University with some of our colleagues and students participated at ERASMUS Blended Intensive Program. The topic of this meeting was Modern topics and methods in biomedical research. One of the lessons in the program was also taught by our colleague Barbora Konečná.

We look forward to the next continuation of this program!

You can find more information about the program on this page.


September 16, 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