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Daniel Rozbesky

Principal Investigator

Daniel is a Research Fellow at Charles University and the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Prague. His research is primarily focused on the structural biology of signalling molecules and cell surface receptors that play central roles in neurobiology and human disease.


Daniel received his PhD in Biochemistry from Charles University in 2013, and then joined the lab of Yvonne Jones at the University of Oxford for his postdoctoral training (2013-2020). In 2020, he returned to Charles University to set up his lab in the Department of Cell Biology at the Biocev research institute. 


Adam Schrofel

Research Staff

Adam gained his PhD in Material Science from the Technical University of Ostrava in 2012. His expertise is mainly based on electron microscopy techniques relevant to cellular or structural biology. During his postdoctoral work at Max Planck Institute in Dresden and Flemish Institute of Biotechnology in Brussels, he received extensive experience with cryo-electron tomography, single particles analysis, conventional scanning and transmission microscopy.


Matej Horvath
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Matej is interested in cellular signalling on a molecular level, thus the integrative and classical methods of structural biology are his daily bread. He is happiest working at the bench and establishing, developing and troubleshooting new methods and protocols. The more challenging, the better. Except for insanity, Matej´s driving force as a scientist is expanding knowledge and getting things done. His obsession with detail and suicide projects makes him the kind of scientist that no PI wants but every PI needs. 

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Margarita Sobol
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Margarita received her PhD in Biology Science from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. During her postdoctoral work in the Center for Biological Research (Madrid, Spain) and the Institute of Molecular Genetics (Prague, Czech Republic), she gained an extensive experience with light super-resolution and electron microscopy. Her research interests cover the structure and functions of plant cell nucleoli, the phospholipid-protein complexes during mitosis, and the ultrastructural architecture of replication forks. 

Nicola Koupilova

PhD Student

Nicola is a graduate student focused on molecular mechanisms of neuronal guidance and connectivity. She gained an MSc degree in Biophysical Chemistry at Charles University in Prague. In her spare time, she plays volleyball, squash and badminton.


Farahdokht Nourisanami
PhD Student

Farah is a PhD student focused on molecular mechanisms of axon guidance. She gained her master's degree in microbial biotechnology at NIGEB in Iran. In her spare time, she reads books, plays badminton and listens to music.

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Karolina Kowalska
PhD Student

Karolina is a PhD student focused on molecular and structural characteristics of MICAL signalling and its impact on axon guidance and neuronal connectivity. She gained her bachelor’s degree in
Biochemistry at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). Later she completed her master’s studies in Chemistry at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK). Her hobbies include dancing, travelling and reading.


Jonas Vlasak
Undergraduate Student

Jonas is an undergraduate student focused on molecular mechanisms of MICAL activation. In his free time, he enjoys playing board games with friends.

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Jiri Janousek
Undergraduate Student

Jirka is working on the design and recombinant expression of various growth factors used in serum-free mammalian cell cultivation, notably FGF-2 and insulin. In his free time, he also enjoys sci-fi literature, plays chess and volunteers in environmental conservation projects.


Iva Flaisigova
Lab Manager

Iva studied organic chemistry at Charles University. She has extensive experience from academic as well as commercial spheres. In her spare time, she plays the piano a guitar.

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