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You can find us in Viničná 5 (our building belongs to the campus of the Faculty of Sciences in Prague). An integral part of the Department is the experimental greenhouse located at the rear part of the building facing to the Botanical garden


The Department of Experimental Plant Biology is the hub for basic plant biology sciences. It provides a wide array of courses in Plant Anatomy and Morphology as well as in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology. Further, the Department offers Continuing Studies (U3A). The research of several research groups spans from molecules to ecosystems:

Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology

The Dr Kateřina Schwarzerová group investigates plant cytoskeleton at the molecular and cellular level. The research contributes to understanding the role of the cytoskeleton in plant morphogenesis and signalling. Dr Lukáš Fischer group is focused on RNA interference (transgene silencing), G-protein signalling and the role of the mangan-stabilizing protein of the photosystem II. Dr Jan Petrášek group is particularly focused on auxin transport and the role of the cytoskeleton in auxin-directed plant development.

Cell Morphogenesis

The group of Ass. Prof. Fatima Cvrčková and Ass. Prof. Viktor Žárský is focused predominantly on the molecular mechanisms of cell polarity. The group researches proteins and protein complexes involved in polarised exocytosis and organisation of the cytoskeleton (particularly the multiprotein complex Exocyst and the cytoskeleton-organising formin family). The group also investigates the signalling pathways coordinating cell polarity establishment.

Ecophysiological Anatomy

The Prof. Jana Albrechtová group investigates plant physiological and structural reactions to the biotic and abiotic environmental factors. The research is focused mainly on the ecophysiology of woodplants and exploits a wide array of methods: microscopy, histochemistry, biochemistry, spectral analysis of leaves that can also be used in remote sensing of the Earth. The group contributes significantly to the improvement of quantitative methods in plant anatomy.

Physiological Anatomy

The Dr Aleš Soukup group is focused on the development, function and interactions of the root system with the soil environment. The „classical anatomy“ approach is enriched by cytology, boichemical analyses and molecular biology. Such combination enables to connect structural and functional parameters of the plant body that are changing during tissue differentiation, plant ontogenesis or during changes of the external environment.

Plant Morphogenesis Regulatory Factors

The group of Ass. Prof. Helena Lipavská is interested in plant sugar metabolism connected with developmental changes and heavy metal, cold, drought stress etc. Further interest is focused on the developmental changes of plants transfected with allosteric mitotic aktivátor. The group also investigates the plant-fungi interaction in the life cycle of orchids. Along with traditional cultivation methods, the group contributes to the improvement of in vitro cultivation methods for plant explantates.


We are coworkers with Laboratory of hormonal regulations in plants and Laboratory of Pollen Biology

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