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.



Our colleague Veronika Borbélyová received a VEGA grant!

Veronika Borbélyová received a VEGA grant to support her research aimed at elucidating the role of neutrophil extracellular traps in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome.

Congratulation and we look forward to all the new knowledge we find out thanks to it!

May 31, 2023

Thesis defense’s of our students at Faculty of Natural Sciences

Last week, several of our Faculty of Natural Sciences students successfully defended their diploma theses.

Department of Biochemistry:
BSc. Tomáš Strečanský under the supervision of associate professor Ľubomíra Tóthová
(The use of nanopore sequencing for the diagnosis of sepsis-causing pathogens)

Department of Molecular Biology:
BSc. Dominika Zabáková under the supervision of associate professor Ľubomíra Tóthová
(The role of extracellular DNA and neutrophil extracellular traps in urinary tract infections in mice)

BSc. Ema Cibulová under the supervision of doctor Barbora Konečná
(Identification of fetal DNA in a mice animal model in combination with imaging methods)

BSc. Letícia Hudecová under the supervision of doctor Michal Pastorek
(Antimicrobial components of neutrophil extracellular traps in health and disease)

BSc. Michaela Kardohelyová under the supervision of doctor Michal Pastorek
(Interactions between lymphocytes and neutrophils: Implications for neutrophil extracellular traps formation)

Department of Animal Physiology and Ethology:
BSc. Alžbeta Jančovičová under the supervision of doctor Veronika Borbélyová
(The role of microflora in the pathogenesis of autism)

BSc. Lucia Mosná under the supervision of doctor Emese Renczés
(Neuroinflammation in autism spectrum disorders)


May 29, 2023



  • VEGA: VEGA 1/0341/23 The role of neutrophil extracellular traps in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome
  • 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

Published papers

  • DANGER Signals Activate G-Protein Receptor Kinases Suppressing Neutrophil Function and Predisposing to Infection After Tissue Trauma
  • Can Neutrophils Prevent Nosocomial Pneumonia after Serious Injury?
  • Alterations in Oxidative Stress Markers and Na,K-ATPase Enzyme Properties in Kidney after Fructose Intake and Quercetin Intervention in Rats