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Main research areas

Oncology

  • Molecular epidemiology of breast cancer,  molecular epidemiology of hereditary breast cancer
  • Identification of clinically applicable markers of therapeutic efficiency in breast and colorectal cancer
  • Proteomic analysis of cancer metastasis
  • A multimodal information platform for the integration of  visual diagnostics data, pathology and biomarkers, creation of a next-generation cancer registry in cooperation with the bioinformatics ESFRI platform ELIXIR
  • Cancer theranostics
  • PET for detection and therapy control
  • Oncogenesis in primary tumours through the application of new research technologies
  • Cancer biology: tumour heterogeneity,  cancer stem cells

Occupational and environmental health

  • Impact assessment of professional and environmental sprays and nanoparticles (chemical, biological, dust, including nano)
  • Indoor air quality
  • Environmental impacts on ageing and work ability
  • Human biomonitoring
  • Ergonomics, behaviour and economics

Infectious diseases and immunology

  • Identification of the presence of beta-herpesviruses HHV-6 and HHV-7 in the development of encephalopathy, encephalitis and epilepsy through a multidisciplinary approach
  • Chemokine receptors CCR1 and CCR2 as potential diagnostic markers of B-cell malignancy progression
  • Involvement of persistent viral infections in modulation of immune response and development of autoimmune diseases
  • Skin conditions caused by infectious and autoimmune diseases and immunodeficiency disorders.
  • The role of beta-herpesviruses (HHV-6A, HHV-6B, HHV-7) and parvovirus B19 in the development of fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Human bocavirus (HBoV) epidemiology, pathogenicity and possible correlation with lower respiratory tract diseases and acute gastroenteritis in children

 

Development research areas

  • Dosage form technologies (pharmacy)
  • Rehabilitation and ageing, nutrition science and sports medicine
  • Maternal and child health
  • Neuroscience and neurological disorders
  • Chronic diseases, therapy algorithms, new treatment methods
  • Nuclear medicine, imaging and modern imaging techniques
  • Humanities (philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, deontology, bioethics, research ethics, medical history, medical terminology)
  • Literary studies of human health, lifestyle and medical achievements  

Interdisciplinary research areas

  • Anatomy, embryology, histology, pathology, structural biology
  • Anaesthesiology and rheumatology, emergency and military medicine
  • Healthcare sciences
  • Public health
  • Social policy, health economics, management science, teaching technologies in health sectors