Jan was born in Valašské Meziříčí and raised in Moravian Wallachia, Czech Republic. He spent his PhD at the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Prague in the laboratory of Dominik Filipp working on immune tolerance and intestinal autoimmunity. Then he joined the laboratory of Jakub Abramson, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel for his postdoctoral training. He was working on the host-pathogen interaction and regulation of adaptive immune response by innate lymphoid cells. In 2021, he was appointed as the principal investigator at the Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Science, Charles University.
Tomáš was born in Prague, Czech Republic, where he stayed for both the undergraduate and PhD studies. He studied general biology as a BSc student and then immunology as a MSc student, both at the Faculty of Science of Charles university in Prague. During BSc studies he joined Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Development at the the Faculty of Science of Charles university in Prague under the supervision of Lenka Libusová. For MSc studies, he transferred to the Laboratory of Immunobiology at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, headed by Dominik Filipp, where he stayed for his PhD studies. His main research interests are mucosal immunology, host-microbe interactions and the role of intestinal epithelium in host defense and shaping of immune responses.
Katarína was born and raised in Prešov, Slovakia. She studied general biology as a BSc student and then genetic and molecular cytology as an MSc student at the Faculty of Science of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia. Her career as a lab technician began at Loschmidt Laboratories in Brno specialized in protein engineering research. After moving to Prague she worked as a research assistant at Zbynek Kozmik laboratory the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, under the leadership of Ondřej Machoň, where they studied transcription factor Meis2 and it’s roles in zebrafish and mouse embryonic development.
Helena was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic. As a BSc student, she studied molecular biology at the Faculty of Science of Charles University in Prague, where she now continues to study immunology in her MSc studies. She wrote her bachelor’s thesis in the Reproductive Biology research group in BIOCEV, and has since transferred to the laboratory for her MSc studies. Her interests include mucosal immunity and host-microbe interactions.
Evgeny was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. He moved to Prague to study medicine at the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University. During his studies he joined up Dominik Filipp’s research group at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where he had developed a keen interest in mucosal immunity.