Research at the Department of Histology and Embryology

Research at the Department focuses on reactive cell elements in the fatty tissue of pathologically obese individuals and apoptotic regulatory mechanisms in healthy and pathologically altered human tissues, with an emphasis on antiapoptotic proteins (e.g. survivin) and mismatch proteins (e.g. MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2). Currently we are focusing on the relationship between survivin and repair proteins in colorectal lesions.

Department staff have published widely in impact-factor journals and other peer-reviewed periodical, as well as presenting their research results at international conferences. Grant-funded research projects include SGS27/LF/2013 “The role of microphages in fatty tissue of pathologically obese patients”. Staff also appear as invited lecturers at various national and international conferences.

Updated: 06. 02. 2018