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.




Dr. Barbora Vlková successfully defended her habilitation thesis and obtained the title of associate professor. Congratulations!

Topic of the habilitation lecture: “Extracellular nucleic acids in prenatal diagnostics and oncological research”.
Topic of habilitation thesis: “Extracellular DNA”.

May 14, 2021

Interviews with Richard Martinello, MD about COVID-19

Interviews with Richard Martinello, MD, Yale University, an expert in molecular epidemiology and the transmission of respiratory viruses, especially influenza viruses, who participated in the DNA day event organized by our Institute in cooperation with the Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, CU, can also be found at:



April 30, 2021



  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0307/19 Extracellular dna and its role in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome
  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0716/20 Causes and effects of netosis in sterile inflammation – flow cytometry analysis
  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0234/18 Molecular mechanisms behind the antimicrobial effects of steroids on uropathogenic bacteria

Published papers

  • Loop-mediated isothermal amplification for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva.
  • Extracellular DNA Correlates with Intestinal Inflammation in Chemically Induced Colitis in Mice.
  • Elevated blood pressure-associated cardiometabolic risk factors and biomarkers in 16–23 years old students with or without metabolic abnormalities.