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Staff and contacts
 
psenicka
Assoc. Prof Dipl.-Ing. Martin Pšenička, Ph.D.
head of laboratory, academic worker
psenicka@frov.jcu.cz
+420 725 787 925, +420 38777 4784
     
Praskova
Mgr. Eva Prášková, Ph.D.
head of deputy, technician
+420 38777 4784; +420 38777 4717
publication
     
 saito
MSc. Taiju Saito, Ph.D.
academic worker
     
guralp
MSc. Hilal Güralp, Ph.D.
research worker
+420 38777 4743
 
 
 
iegorova
MSc. Viktoriia Iegorova
PhD student
iegorova@frov.jcu.cz
+420 38777 4785
 
 
 
fatira
MSc. Fatira Effrosyni
PhD student
+420 38777 4785
     
franek
Dipl.-Ing. Roman Franěk
PhD student
+420 38777 4784
     
baloch
M.Sc. Abdul Rasheen Khanzai Baloch
PhD student
+420 38777 4784
publication
     
xie
MSc. Xuan Xie
PhD student
+420 38777 4784
publication
     
tichopad
Dipl.-Ing. Tomáš Tichopád
PhD student
curriculum vitae EN
     
fucikova
Michaela Fučíková
technician
 
 
The Laboratory of Germ Cells is newly (from 2015) established laboratory of Institute of Fish Culture and Hydrobiology, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters residing at Genetic Fisheries Center. Members of the laboratory come from Iran, Japan, Greece, Ukraine and Turkey.
 
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Laboratory carries out basic as well as applied research focused especially on germ cells including their identification, characterization and manipulation, and nuclear transfer from somatic cells to oocytes in fish. Used tools of laboratory are analyses of gene expression, gene and genome manipulation, histological methods and transplantation experiments. Recently the laboratory mostly work on a project “Induction of chimerism by transplantation of germ stem cells in critically endangered sturgeons as a tool of their conservation” supported by Grant agency of the Czech Republic. The laboratory performed successful transfer or primordial germ cells between different sturgeon species and currently rears sterlet carrying germ cells of Russian sturgeon. It is supposed that the surrogate parents will produce donor gametes in extremely shorter time and space.
The laboratory closely collaborates with Japanese Faculty of Fisheries in Hakodate, Hokkaido University and French Laboratory of Fish Physiology and Genomics, INRA, LPGP in Rennes.
The laboratory is authorized to keep and manipulate genetically modified organisms and microorganisms and possesses a transgenic zebrafish strains with labelled somatic and germ cells.
Members of laboratory are also involve to university education in subjects concerning reproduction and genetic in fish.
The laboratory deals with the research program of centre CENAKVA WP 2 Caviar production technology.

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Migrating sturgeon primordial germ cells (PGCs) after transplantation into goldfish embryo. Sturgeon PGC is labelled with green. (Saito et al. 2014, PLoS ONE 9(2): e86861)

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Larva of sterlet 50 days post transplantation with spermatogonia of Russian sturgeon. Left picture by light microscope and right picture from fuorescent microscope showing endogenous primordial germ cells (green) and red transplanted spermatogonia (red). (Pšenička, et al. 2015, Theriogenology, in press).

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