The Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, is the leading institution in the Czech Republic for biomedical research, particularly in cell biology and pathology, neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuropathology, developmental toxicology and teratology, molecular epidemiology, molecular pharmacology, immunopharmacology, cancer research, molecular embryology, stem cells and nervous tissue regeneration. The Institute is an internationally recognized center in these fields, and as such it was selected as an EU Center of Excellence (MEDIPRA).
The institute’s already-established position is documented by the extensive collaboration that exists between Institute scientists and their colleagues in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. Recently, a number of foreign Ph.D. students, postdoctoral fellows, as well as senior scientists have been working in our departments, financed from our institutional budget as well as from a number of projects of the European Commission’s 6th and 7th Framework Programs. The Institute regularly organizes a number of international workshops, symposia and conferences as well as summer schools for young researchers.
We are proud to collaborate with leading Czech institutions, namely with Charles University’s First, Second and Third Medical Faculties, the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Mendel University in Brno, the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM) of the Ministry of Health, the Regional Institute for Hygiene of Central Bohemia, the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry ASCR, and the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics ASCR. Scientists of the Institute are involved in both the pregraduate and postgraduate training of students. These ties have been strengthened by the founding of two joint organizations: with the Institute of Neuroscience of the Second Medical Faculty, Charles University and with the Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.
Currently the Institute of Experimental Medicine consists of 10 departments and 1 independent laboratory. There are about 182 employees, including 139 university graduates and 12 foreign students, working in the Institute. The publication activity of the Institute is growing every year, and most of its publications appear in journals with high impact factors including Physiological Reviews, Nature, Cell, Trends in Neuroscience, Trends in Pharmacology, The Journal of Cell Biology, NeuroImage, Journal of Physiology, Journal of Cell Science, Molecular Pharmacology, Biophysical Journal, Carcinogenesis, Glia, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, Journal of Dental Research, Hippocampus, Leukemia and Journal of Leukocyte Biology.
Eva Syková, MD, DSc, FCMA
Professor of Physiology
Prague, Janvier 2012