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.



ITAPA conference

As part of the largest conference on digitization and modern technologies in Slovakia – ITAPA (November 20-23, 2023), associate professor Peter Celec participated in a discussion panel on the topic – When will we live to be 200 years old? How to extend life expectancy and at the same time increase life expectancy in health?

December 6, 2023

Two important scientific conferences in Geneva, where we were not absent

PhD student Tomáš Strečanský took part in two important scientific events in Geneva. The first was the Cell Press LabLinks meeting ‘Antimicrobial resistance: from mechanisms to global implications‘. The second was the 8th International Conference on Clinical Metagenomics, where he presented a poster with the results of his diploma thesis, which he developed in our Institute – Isolation and detection of bacteria from the whole blood by selective centrifugation and nanopore sequencing.


December 4, 2023

American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2023

The conference – American College of Rheumatology Convergence 2023 was held in San Diego, United States of America on November 10-15, where Katarína Kmeťová presented a scientific work entitled Infection-Associated Antiphospholipid Antibodies and Their Potential Role in Sepsis Outcomes. These results were produced in her visiting laboratory at the University of Michigan in the research group of doctor Jason S Knight.

December 1, 2023



  • Horizon Europe Grant: HORIZON EUROPE for BEATsep consortium to research the long-term consequences of sepsis
  • APVV: APVV-21-0370 The role of extracellular DNA and neutrophil extracellular traps in the pathogenesis of chronic liver diseases
  • APVV: APVV-21-0355 Cafeteria diet-induced obesity in wild-type and receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE-/-) knockout mice and effects of peripherally administered oxytocin

Published papers

  • Metabolic Effects of Anti-TNF-α Treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neutrophil extracellular traps formation and clearance is enhanced in fever and attenuated in hypothermia
  • Effective stabilization of electrochemically prepared ecological oxidizing agent- ferrate (VI) by encapsulation in zeolite and its application to water containing virus SARS-CoV-2