Department of Natural Drugs Research Group

Section of botany


Doc. PharmDr. Petr Babula Ph.D.
e-mail: petr_babula(at)
tel.: (+420) 54156 2835

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  • plant cell cultures
  • secondary metabolites of plants and their biological activity
  • heavy metal ions and their effect on living organisms, plant stress physiology. Fluorescence/confocal microscopy techniques



Section of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry


Mgr. Petra Hřibová

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  • Antiurease activity


BSc. Elian Khazneh

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  • Isolation and identification of natural products
  • investigation of secondary metabolites with antidiabetic, anticancer, and antihyperlipidemic effects


Prof. RNDr. Václav Suchý, DrSc.
e-mail: suchy(at)
tel.: (+420) 54156 2842, 54156 2831

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  • alkaloids and plant phenolics.
  • Plant tissue cultures - possibility to produce secondary metabolities.
  • Biogenic metabolites with the chemoprotective activity.
  • Development of an efficient isolation procedure


PharmDr. Karel Šmejkal, Ph.D.
e-mail: karel.mejkal(at)
tel.: (+420) 54156 2839

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  • Prenylated phenolic substances
  • Isolation and identification of natural products
  • Biological activities of secondary metabolites


Section of biotechnology


Doc. RNDr. Milan Bartoš, Ph.D.
e-mail: bartosm(at)

tel.: (+420) 54156 2833

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  • molecular biology, molecular epidemiology, and biotechnology
  • prepares recombinant genes and special gene constructs used in diagnostics microorganisms, study of DNA polymorphisms in human genome and in detection genetically modified organisms
  • preparation of recombinants proteins for kinetic studies of human enzymes and hormones (focused on diabetes mellitus, Cohn's disease, and cardiovascular diseases)


RNDr. Jan Hošek Ph.D.
e-mail: hosekj(at)
tel.: (+420) 54156 2839

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  • Molecular biology, gene expression and cell culture experiments
  • Molecular immunology, inflammation and apoptosis