Institute Of Molecular Physiology
and Genetics SAS
Vlarska 5, Bratislava, 833 34
phone: +421 2 54772211
phone: +421 2 54772311
Head of Secretary
Dr. Zuzana Klimesova
phone: +421 2 54773326
phone: +421 2 54775266
fax: +421 2 54773666
Physiology and Biophysics
The Institute was established in 1990 and is composed of 8 laboratories.
Scientific orientation is focused on the molecular basis of elementary
physiological functions, with main orientation on cardiac muscle
physiology, membrane transport and genetics.
Modern methods of research now employed at the
institute often have been introduced as first or unique in our country
(microelectrode techniques, voltage clamp, patch clamp, planar lipid
bilayers, isolated single skeletal and cardiac muscle cells, cell
culturing, optical methods of intracellular ion detection, electron
microprobe analysis of elemental compositions in cellular compartments,
fast freezing techniques for electron microscopy, PCR techniques,
monoclonal antibody production, radioisotope techniques, etc.).
The institute introduced the method of DNA fingerprinting
in Slovakia and it is currently being used in forensic practice.
The institute, although established as pure basic research facility,
engages also in education, mainly at undergraduate and graduate
level. Institute is publisher of the physiologically oriented journal
- General Physiology and Biophysics.