Scientific visit to the Institute of Physiology (Praha)

Our PhD student Patryk Szymaszek is currently doing a research internship within PROM program at the Institute of Physiology (IPHYS) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) under the supervision of Prof. Lucie Bačáková. The topic of the internship is to study the influence of developed fluorescent sensors on cell growth, differentiation and viability.

The Institute of Physiology (IPHYS) of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) is a leading research institution in the field of normal and pathological physiology. The mission of the Institute is to advance fundamental knowledge of physiological and pathological processes related to the functioning of the nervous system and brain, the cardiovascular system, and metabolism, thereby paving the way for new methods of prevention, diagnosis, and therapy in the fight against serious human diseases such as diabetes, inherited metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy.

The Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory is dedicated to improving currently used synthetic tissue substitutes by incorporating cells and other biological components, as well as developing entirely new tissue substitutes based on synthetic materials and cells. To achieve these two goals, research is conducted on the molecular mechanisms of cell behavior on synthetic materials, such as cell adhesion, growth, differentiation, and viability on artificial materials, as well as studies of potential damage and immune activation.