Science and research

Institutional support

General University Hospital in Prague (VFN) is one of the largest hospitals in the Czech Republic. However, it also has an irreplaceable role in the research carried out, where it has always been ranked first in the evaluation of research under the Institutional Support for individual research organizations managed by the Ministry of Health. Research in this Institutional Assistance follows the previous research plans of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic: Diagnostics and Treatment of Genetic Conditional Disorders I. and II.

From the point of view of the organization of research, the Research Coordinating Unit was established in the General Teaching Hospital, which reports to the Deputy Director of the General Teaching, Research and Teaching prof. MUDr. Pavel Michálek, Ph.D., DESA, M.Sc. MUDr. Jan Kvasnička, DrSc., As the principal investigator. The VFN research team is further divided into 8 research groups led by individual research executors.


Structure of workplaces according to research content with Institutional support in VFN


Name of workplace


Workplace breakdown


Cytogenetic and epigenetic changes of genome of tumor cells

doc. Prof. RNDr. Zuzana Zemanova, CSc.



Neuroradiopsychiatric Group

prof. MUDr. Zdenek Seidl, CSc.

Neuroradiology Department

Solveel: prof. MUDr. Zdenek Seidl, CSc.

Psychiatric Clinic

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Jiří Raboch, DrSc.


Pathophysiological and clinical aspects of inherited metabolic disorders

doc. MUDr. Tomáš Honzík, Ph.D.

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

Investigator: Ing. Karolína Pešková


Group for research on endocrinopathies and metabolic diseases

MUDr. Jan Škrha jr.

III. VFN Internal Clinic

Investigator: MUDr. Jan Škrha jr.


Research group on haemostasis and vascular wall disorders - thrombophilic states

prof. MUDr. Jan Kvasnicka, DrSc.

Thrombotic Center ÚLBLD VFN

Investigator: doc. MUDr. Tomáš Kvasnička, CSc.

Central Hematology Laboratories of ÚLBLD VFN

Investigator: MUDr. Martin Spacek, Ph.D.


Group of analytical and translational medicine


prof. MUDr. Tomas Zima, DrSc.

Central Research Laboratories of ÚLBLD VFN

Øresearchers: prof. MUDr. Libor Vitek, Ph.D.

Clinic of Nephrology

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Vladimir Tesar, DrSc.

Atherosclerosis Research Laboratory and Lipid Laboratory IV. internal clinics

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Ales Zak, DrSc.

Obesity, Metabolic and Endocrine Disease Research Group

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Martin Haluzík, DrSc.


Reproductive and gynecological group
diagnosis and therapy

prof. MUDr. Pavel Calda, Ph.D.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Pavel Calda, Ph.D.., prof. MUDr. David Cibula


Group Oncological Surgery

prof. MUDr. Zdenek Krska, DrSc.

1st Surgical Clinic VFN

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Zdenek Krska, DrSc.

Clinic of Urology

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Tomas Hanus, DrSc.


Study of clinical, biochemical and molecular aspects of serious diseases in childhood

prof. MUDr. Jiri Zeman, DrSc.

Laboratory for the Study of Mitochondrial Disorders KDDL

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Jiri Zeman, DrSc.


Research laboratories of clinical, morphological and molecular pathology

prof. MUDr. Pavel Dundr Ph.D.

Institute of Pathology

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Pavel Dundr Ph.D.


Medical genetics and genomics

prof. MUDr. Ondřej Šeda, Ph.D.

Institute of Biology and Medical Genetics

Solveel: Ing. Aleš Hořínek, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Diagnostics

Investigator: prof. MUDr. Ondřej Šeda, Ph.D.


Institute of Scientific Information of the First Faculty of Medicine and General Teaching Hospital

Prof. PhDr. Hana Skálová


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