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.



Sex steroid hormones and development of depressive disorders review

Ľubomíra Tóthová and colleagues published a review article focussed on sex steroid hormones and the development of depressive disorders. They summarized the up-to-date knowledge about molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of depressive disorders.

January 31, 2023

Nadja Šupčíková is on the research stay at the Medical University of Vienna

Our PhD student, Nadja Šupčíková, is currently on an internship at the Christian Doppler Laboratory for Molecular Stress Research in Peritoneal Dialysis at the Medical University of Vienna. During the internship, she will study the role of ecDNA and extracellular vesicles in peritoneal dialysis in the team of Dr. Klaus Kratochwill. You can find more information about the workplace on this page (

January 26, 2023



  • 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
  • APVV: APVV-21-0378 The role of infectious and sterile inducers of neutrophil extracellular trap formation in sepsis
  • APVV: APVV-21-0370 The role of extracellular DNA and neutrophil extracellular traps in the pathogenesis of chronic liver diseases

Published papers

  • Severe gestational diabetes mellitus in lean dams is associated with low IL-1α levels and affects the growth of the juvenile mouse offspring
  • Persistence of neutrophil extracellular traps and anticardiolipin auto-antibodies in post-acute phase COVID-19 patients
  • Sex steroid hormones in depressive disorders as a basis for new potential treatment strategies