Institute of Molecular Genetics

Department of Integrative Biology


Vídeňská 1083
14220 Praha 4
Czech Republic

Phone: +420241063461



Martin Gregor
Phone: +420241063146

Involved in

  • WG1 - Biophysics of cell and tissue structure
  • WG3 - New methodologies to study mechanobiology of cells and tissues
  • WG4 - Mechanobiological principles of rare and common diseases

General description research focus

In recent years, my main research interest has been cytoskeleton organization and dynamics, cell adhesion, and cell signaling. Specifically, I focus on plectin-dependent regulation of actin microfilaments, intermediate filament cytoarchitecture, adhesion mediated signaling, and cell motility using molecular cell biology in various cell types derived from transgenic mice models. The current aim of my lab has the following objectives: 1) identification of genes with unique and essential functions in simple epithelia; 2) generation of mouse models with targeted selected genes; and 3) phenotypic characterization of generated mouse models addressing gene functions in healthy and diseased simple epithelia. My research has practical applications to the understanding of liver fibrosis, inflammatory bowel diseases and carcinogenesis.

Imaging technologies available

  • Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy (LSM / CLSM)
  • Deconvolution Widefield Microscopy
  • Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRF)
  • Stimulated Emission Depletion Microscopy (STED)
  • Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET)
  • Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching (FRAP)
  • Electron Microscopy

Equipment available

Confocal microscope Leica TCS SP5 AOBS Tandem
Leica TCS SP8 confocal microscope

Inverted fluorescence microscope Leica DMI6000 with TIRF illumination
Inverted fluorescence microscope Delta Vision Core with laser photo-manipulation
Olympus Cell^R/Scan^R
Leica LMD6000 Laser Microdissection Microscope
Leica DM6000 fluorescence microscope
Leica DMI6000 inverted fluorescence microscope
Leica DMI4000B fluorescence microscope

DeltaVision OMX™ with the Blaze SIM Module, DSSI localization and TIRF illumination

FEI Tecnai G2 20 LaB6 transmission electron microscope
FEI Morgagni 268 Transmission Electron Microscope with Olympus Mega View III Digital Camera

Expertise support provided to users

Sample preparation, image analysis

Research topics directly investigated in research group

Current research topics:

Analysis of extracellular niche in mouse models of liver fibrosis.

Inflammatory bowel disease in primary sclerosing cholangitis: Prognostic markers and models.

Experimental colitis and colorectal cancer in mouse model of plectinopathy.

The impact of liver-specific plectin deficiency on pathogenesis of liver diseases.

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