Department of Cell Biology

Two main research topics of our group are: “Plant signalling networks”  and “Development of polarity in plants”, both depending on signal transduction cascades, cytoskeleton and endomembranes. My research team is using integrated cell biological, proteomic, genetic, physiological and biochemical approaches in order to better understand information perception and transduction in plants in relation to the plant stress physiology (both abiotic and biotic stress). We are studying interactions of plant with environment as well as biotic interactions with soil bacteria (legume-Rhizobium symbiosis) in two plant model species Arabidopsis and Medicago. We are using advanced cell biology techniques including live microscopy to study interplay between mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), endomembranes (endosomes) and cytoskeleton during plant development and adaptation to stress.

More information: http://cr-hana.upol.cz/cellbiol/

    Jozef ŠAMAJ
    Head of department, Leader of research programme, Member of Scientific Board of the Centre, Faculty of
    +420 585 634 978, jozef.samaj@upol.cz
    Miroslav OVEČKA
    Senior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 734, miroslav.ovecka@upol.cz
    Tomáš TAKÁČ
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 975, tomas.takac@upol.cz
    Olga ŠAMAJOVÁ
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 732, olga.samajova@upol.cz
    Pavel KŘENEK
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 736, pavel.krenek@upol.cz
    Georgios KOMIS
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 734, georgios.komis@upol.cz
    Anna KUCHAŘOVÁ (DOSKOČILOVÁ)
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 733, anna.kucharova@upol.cz
    Pavol VADOVIČ
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 909, pavol.vadovic@upol.cz
    Veronika ZAPLETALOVÁ (SMÉKALOVÁ)
    Junior Researcher, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    Maternity leave, veronika.smekalova@upol.cz
    Ivan LUPTOVČIAK
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420 585 634 733, ivan.luptovciak @upol.cz
    Petra TRČKOVÁ
    Technician, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    Maternity leave, petra.trckova@upol.cz
    Katarína TAKÁČOVÁ
    Technician, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    katarina.takacova @upol.cz
    Monika VADOVIČOVÁ
    Technician, Faculty of Science, Palacký University Olomouc
    +420585634736, monika.vadovicova@upol.cz