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.



Inaugural lecture

Associate professor Peter Celec gave the inaugural lecture on “Extracellular DNA, more than a clinical biomarker”.

April 24, 2024

RECOOP Bridges in Life Sciences Conference 2024

Graduate student Karolína Gubišová and three PhD students Letícia Hudecová, Kristína Lichá and Jakub Szabó participated in the 19th RECOOP Bridges in Life Sciences Conference 2024 in Bratislava. They presented projects dealing with how azithromycin administration enhances neutrophil reactivity, how the presence of cathelicidin on neutrophil extracellular traps promotes their toxicity, how small extracellular vesicles in plasma protect extracellular DNA or the brain volumetric changes due to cafeteria diet in rats.

April 22, 2024

Successful PhD defense

We heartily congratulate our PhD student Katarína Kmeťová on the successful defence of her dissertation on the topic – Caffeine as an immunomodulator in sterile and infectious inflammation and obtaining the PhD degree!

We wish you many more successes in your scientific and non-scientific life.

April 19, 2024



  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0727/24 Sterile inflammation at birth, extracellular mitochondria and the risk of postpartum infection
  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0496/24 Impact of antibiotics on mitochondrial health and neutrophil function
  • Horizon Europe Grant: HORIZON EUROPE for BEATsep consortium to research the long-term consequences of sepsis

Published papers

  • Y-box binding protein 1 in small extracellular vesicles reduces mesenchymal stem cell differentiation to osteoblasts-implications for acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Infrared Thermal Imaging during the Estrous Cycle in Adult Wistar Rats
  • Non-criteria antiphospholipid antibodies and calprotectin as potential biomarkers in pediatric antiphospholipid syndrome