Department of Biophysics

The main topic of the research team is plant stress, especially its effect on photosynthesis and related processes. We use a number of traditional as well as modern physical and biochemical methods (e.g., content of photosynthetic pigments and pigment-protein complexes, measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, CO2 assimilation, oxygen production, optical spectra of leaves, enzyme activities or electric potentials spreading through the plant). The experimental data we also theoretically simulate using mathematical models that describe physical background of the given processes. Great attention is paid to reactive oxygen species (ROS) that are formed in living systems during many metabolic processes and are – due to their ability to damage cells – connected to aging and a number of diseases. We use traditional absorption and fluorescence detection methods but also electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR spin-trapping spectroscopy) and detection of ultraweak photon emission.

We study also structure-functional properties of nucleic acids and proteins, mainly modifications of nucleic acids (primarily DNA) induced by cytostatics derived from complexes of transition metals (platinum, ruthenium, osmium) and the structure and function of sodium-potassium pump (Na+/K+-ATPase).

More information: http://biofyzika.upol.cz/en/

    Petr ILÍK
    Head of Department, Senior Researcher, Member of Scientific Board of the Centre, Faculty of Science, Palacký Univer
    +420 585 634 153, petr.ilik@upol.cz
    Martina ŠPUNDOVÁ
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 512, martina.spundova@upol.cz
    Jan NAUŠ
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 159, jan.naus@upol.cz
    Jana KAŠPÁRKOVÁ, Ph.D.
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 154, jana.kasparkova@upol.cz
    Viktor BRABEC, DrSc.
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 154, viktor.brabec@upol.cz
    Pavel POSPÍŠIL
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 174, pavel.pospisil@upol.cz
    Dušan LAZÁR, Ph.D.
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 164, dusan.lazar@upol.cz
    Martin KUBALA
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 179, martin.kubala@upol.cz
    Andrej PAVLOVIČ, Ph.D.
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 831, andrej.pavlovic10@gmail.com
    Roman KOUŘIL
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 837, roman.kouril@upol.cz
    Vladimíra NOŽKOVÁ
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    Maternity leave, vladimira.nozkova@upol.cz
    Iva ILÍKOVÁ
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    Maternity leave, iva.snyrychova@upol.cz
    Alexandra HUSIČKOVÁ
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 290, alexandra.husickova@upol.cz
    Marek RÁC
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 833, markussk@seznam.cz
    Ankush PRASAD
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 881, prasad.ankush@gmail.com
    Lukáš NOSEK
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 845, lukas.nosek@upol.cz
    Ravindra Sonajirao KALE
    Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 844, ravibiophysics@gmail.com
    Irma CMAJDÁLKOVÁ
    Secretary, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
    +420 585 634 849, irma.cmajdalkova@upol.cz
    Iveta KOBRLOVÁ
    Laboratory Technician, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
    +420 585 634 672, iveta.kobrlova@upol.cz
    Tibor STOLÁRIK
    Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 886, tibor.stolarik@gmail.com
    Petra ČECHOVÁ
    Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 887, petra.cechova@upol.cz
    Jaroslava GELETIČOVÁ
    Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 887, jaroslava.geleticova@upol.cz
    Vinay PATHAK, MSc.
    Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 4844, vinaypathak86@gmail.com
    Jitka PRACHAŘOVÁ, Ph.D.
    Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 169, jitka.pracharova@upol.cz
    Aditya KUMAR, MSc.
    Ph.D. Student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 844, sunnyaditya.16@gmail.com
    Pavla OCVIRKOVÁ
    Laboratory assistant, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
    +420 585 634 881, pavla.ocvirkova@upol.cz
    Ursula FERRETTI
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
    +420 585 634 844,
    Barbora BARÁNKOVÁ (born CHMELINOVÁ)
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
    +420 585 634 844, barbora.barankova@upol.cz
    Helena MELKOVIČOVÁ
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University, Olomouc
    +420 585 634 844, helena.melkovicova@upol.cz