People

PI

Martina Gáliková, PhD

Martina is a geneticist investigating regulations of energy metabolism. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate education in Biology at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia, 2004-2009). She continued in the Genetics studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna (Austria, 2009-2013), where she received her PhD in 2014.  Subsequently, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen (Germany, 2013-2017) and afterwards at the Stockholm University (Sweden, 2017-2019). Currently, she works as a PI at the Institute of Zoology at the Slovak Academy of Sciences (Slovakia).


Students

Diana Knoblochová

Diana is a Bc. student in Biology at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Together with our collaborator, Dr. Peter Klepsatel, she is investigating the effects of larval diet on various life history traits of adult Drosophila.

Thesis title: Programming of Drosophila metabolism and aging by larval diet.


Natália Ušáková

Natália is a Bc. student in Biology at the Comenius University in Bratislava.

Thesis title: Neuroendocrine regulation of thirst and hunger in Drosophila.


Collaborators

Dr. Peter Klepsatel

Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Link: http://zoo.sav.sk/Drosophila


RNDr. Dušan Žitňan,DrSc.

Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Link: http://zoo.sav.sk/en/about-us/departments/dept-of-molecular-physiology/


Prof. Dr. Heinrich Dircksen

Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden. Link: https://www.su.se/english/profiles/hdirc-1.183269

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