Basic Info

Juránek, Ivo RNDr., PhD., DrSc.

Head of Laboratory
Phone: 02/32295719
Education / Degrees:
1987 MMedSc – physician-biochemist, Russian State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
1988 MSc – biochemistry, Natural Sciences School, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep.
1996 PhD – pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 DSc – pharmacology / Research Professor, P.J. Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia

Research Experience:
1989-1992 Role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in hypoxia- reoxygenation induced tissue injury; screening of prospective antioxidants of natural and synthetic origin
1992-1996 Electrophysiological investigation of [Ca2+]i fluctuations in smooth muscle cells due to hypoxia-reoxygenation using the technique of patch-clamp and FURA-2 fluorescence
1993-1996 Study of functions of central and peripheral endings of nerve pain-sensitive C-fibres and underlying mechanisms of afferent sensation and neurogenic inflammation
1997-1999 Study of arachidonate oxygenases catalysis under hypoxic condition in vitro and in vivo; searching for a selective and potent inhibitor of platelet type 12-lipoxygenase
2000-2001 Studying the role of adenosine in atrio-ventricular node conduction disturbances during hypoxia and reoxygenation in isolated perfused heart preparation
2001-2003 Study of the processes involved in α-adrenergic modulation of β-adrenergic activation of L-type Ca2+ channels in ventricular myocytes using patch-clamp technique
2004-present Study on hypoxic-ischemic insult to the neonatal brain studied in newborn rats; multimodal in vivo and ex vivo imaging; testing novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches

1993-1994 Fellowship of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research for the stay at the Otto Loewi Department of Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology (DECP), Medical University of Graz, Austria (Lab of Prof. F. Lembeck)
1995-1996 Fellowship of the Pain Research Commitee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences for the stay in DECP, Medical University of Graz, Austria (Prof. F. Lembeck’s Lab), funded by the Pain Research Commitee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1997-1999 Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Department of Biochemistry (Prof. S. Yamamoto), Tokushima University School of Medicine, Japan
2000-2001 Associate Researcher, Department of Anesthesiology (Prof. N. Gravenstein, Head), Shands Hospital, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA
2001-2002 Associate Researcher, Department of Physiology & Biophysics (Prof. A. Scarpa, Head), Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
2011 Visiting Professor, Cell Culture & Tumor Immunology Laboratory (Prof. S.M. Singh, Head), School of Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Projects: principal/deputy and/or general investigator of 18 domestic & 7 international projects

Supervisor: seven PhD students and three MSc students defended

Publications: author of 79 peer review papers

Citations: >800 SCI (Scopus/WoS)

H-index: 14 (Scopus; w/o self citations)

Conference Papers / Invited Lectures: 113/16