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About Department of Anthropology and Human Genetics


The ongoing anthropological research in Department of Anthropology and Human Genetics is aimed on past human populations (evolution, bioarchaeology, ecology, taphonomy, variability and adaptability of human traits in the past), postnatal growth and development (normal and anomalous craniofacial growth, body composition and obesity, influence of environmental factors on growth) and applied anthropology (practical application in medical fields, criminalistics and forensic medicine). In the field of human genetics the research is aimed primarily on diabetes mellitus type 1, celiac disease and other polygenic autoimmune disorders, study of genes related to obesity and role of prolactine and innate immunity in immune reactions of organism.

Research Teams

Head of Department

RNDr. Jana Velemínská, Ph.D.
phone: +420 221951612, e-mail: velemins@natur.cuni.cz , room: first floor 06


Deputy Head of Department

Doc. Mgr. Vladimír Sládek, Ph.D.
phone: +420 221951614, e-mail: sladekv@yahoo.fr , room: first floor 11


Department Administrator

Doc. RNDr. Petr Sedlak, Ph.D.
phone: +420 221951616, e-mail: petr.sedlak-uk-prf@seznam.cz, room: first floor 05


Mgr. Kristýna Farkašová
phone: +420 221951618, fax: +420 221951619, e-mail: kristyna.farkasova@natur.cuni.cz, room: first floor 14



Viničná 7
128 43 Praha 2
Czech Republic

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