Our laboratory was established in 2008 by Michal Masarik in the Department of Patgological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic as a biomedical research laboratory. In the beginning, the focus of lab was on the discovery of biomarkers of prostate cancer. Over the years there has been a significant expansion in personel, laboratory equipment, experimental directions, expertise and collaboration. These days, the overarching focus of the lab is analysis of cancer resistance.
The main methodological approaches of the lab are analysis of cell death and gene expression, new biophysical techniques for the detection of biomacromolecules and testing of drug nanocarriers.
The laboratory focuses on both in vitro and in vivo experiments and also on analysis of biological specimen from patients. Nevertheless, a significant attention is focused on experiments with cell lines and tumor primocultures. Most extensively studied cancers include prostate cancer, breast cancer and spinocellular cancers of the head and neck.
Masaryk University | Faculty of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Pathological Physiology
A: Kamenice 5 | 62500 Brno | Czech republic
T: +420 549 49 3631
E: email@example.com | W: www.muni.cz/masariklab