Main areas of research at the Centre


  • To develop epidemiological research of infectious and non-infectious diseases, including research of the relationship between the environment and public health.
  • To prepare the Centre’s own national and international research projects in order to access funding.
  • To provide consultancy for doctoral students and other staff members preparing research projects.

Current research

Large-scale multidisciplinary projects

Project HAIE

  • Healthy Aging in Industrial Environment - project within the Operational Program Research, Development and Education, Priority Axis 1, Investment Priority 1, Specific Objective 1, Call: Excellent research.
  • Investigator: University of Ostrava, Partners: Institute of Experimental Medicine AS CR, v. V. I., Research Institute of Veterinary Medicine, v. V. I.
  • The project addresses the assessment of the effects of selected environmental and lifestyle risk factors on the health and aging of the population in the industrial region (Moravian-Silesian Region) and beyond (South Bohemian Region).
  • The methodology includes analytical epidemiological studies from the level of morbidity of the population and socioeconomic factors to molecular biological studies focused on the influence of genetic, epigenetic, and metabolic indicators, fertility indicators and injuries during physical activities.
  • More information about the project
  • One of the partial goals of this project is to build a Laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology and facilities for laboratory staff, both for the current HAIE project and for follow-up projects of the Faculty of Medicine and for practical teaching of students. This laboratory will compare changes in genetic probands due to exposure to polluted environment, lifestyle, socioeconomic factors, and monitor and compare the occurrence of sequence variants in environmentally polluted and non-polluted localities.

Project PARC

  • The European Partnership for Risk Assessment from Chemicals (PARC) is a Europe-wide research and innovation program to support EU and national chemical risk assessment and management bodies with new data, knowledge, methods, networks, and skills to address current, emerging, and emerging challenges. in the field of chemical safety.
  • In line with the ambition of the Green Agreement on Zero Pollution without Toxic Substances, this partnership will facilitate the transition to the next generation of risk assessments in order to better protect human health and the environment.
  • This partnership should act as a reference point for research issues related to chemical risk assessment. Building a knowledge base on chemical risks, toxicity and chemical exposure can increase public and environmental health protection and inform further partnerships on safer and sustainable use, production, safety assessment and management of chemicals, as well as stimulate the promotion of green and sustainable chemicals. or the use of alternative technologies.
  • The aim is to innovate chemical risk assessment in the EU.
  • The PARC project is implemented in partnership with Horizon Europe.

Other projects

Funded by Czech agencies (Ministry of Health, Czech Health Research Council):

In Cooperation with the Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health

  • project "Congenital heart defects - the importance of prenatal screening" - funded by the SGS project, registration number: SGS03/LF/2021
  • project "Lifestyle factors determining healthy aging" - funded by the SGS project, registration number: SGS06_2021
  • project "Risk perception and emergency measures introduced in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Czech Republic" - funded under the SGS project, registration number: SGS13/LF/2021
  • project "Verification of diagnostic methodology for early detection of Alzheimer's disease" - GA CR 22-14007S

Planned projects

Funded by Czech agencies (Ministry of Health, Czech Health Research Council):

In Cooperation with the Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health

  • project "Methodology of evaluation of the exposure-response relationship of persons exposed in the environment to mining noise" - TA CR SS05010044
  • project "Evaluation of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, post covid, long covid on rehabilitation" - AZV ČR (solution period 4/2022–12/2023)

Significant completed projects

In cooperation with international partners

  • project “Heart rate variability” in conjunction with University College London, UK (implemented with partial funding from the University of Ostrava’s SGS internal student grant scheme)
  • Project "HealthAir - Impact of air pollution on the health status of the population in the Czech-Polish border, CZ.11.4.120/0.0/0.0/16_026 /0001091 (2018-2020)" in cooperation with Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials, Division of Materials, Process and Environment Engineering in Opole; Institute of Meteorology and Water Management – National Research Institute in Warsaw, Department of Air Pollution Modeling in Katowice; University of Ostrava, Faculty of Medicine, Center for Epidemiological Research; Department of Environmental Protection in Industry, University of Mining – Technical University of Ostrava.
    • The main goal of the project was to raise awareness of the population, public authorities and other stakeholders about the dangers that air pollution poses to human health through information and educational activities (seminars, conferences, and monographs).
    • More information about the project
    • The project is co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the program Interreg V-A Czech Republic – Poland 2014–2020, Crossing borders, under the European Regional Development Fund.

Funded by Czech agencies (Ministry of Health, Czech Health Research Council):

  • project “Epidemiology and genetics of Alzheimer’s disease” IGA MZ ČR 2010-2015
  • project “Epidemiology and genetics of schizophrenia” IGA MZ ČR 2013-2015
  • project “Respiratory problems in asthmatic patients in relation to worsening air quality in Ostrava” IGA MZ ČR 2013-2015
  • project “Genetics and epidemiology of mild cognitive disorder” - AZV 16-29900A 2016–2016
  • project “Genetics and epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease” AZV 16-31207A 2016–2019

Local research projects

  • project "Evaluation of the accuracy of laser measurement of circuits and volumes of various parts of the human body"
  • project "Evaluation of the validity of the ankle brachial index in diabetics"
  • project "Epidemiological study of new anticoagulants"

Other projects

  • project “biomonitoring of chemical substances in urine”

Updated: 16. 12. 2021