Activities of the Institute

Thesis defences at the institute

Conference dedicated to the celebration of 100 years of teaching of histology in Slovakia


Cooperation with The Faculty of Health Care Studies of University of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Thanks to the cooperation between our institute and tThe Faculty of Health Care Studies of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, on 19 and 20 September, the visit of Mgr. MUDr. Michal Mika, PhD. at this faculty. During his stay he had the opportunity to get acquainted with the teaching in the study programmes Physiotherapy, General Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Rescue and to see in detail all the teaching rooms serving the students (including the Simulation Centre with a real ambulance). He also shared his knowledge with the 2nd year midwifery students in the form of a lecture on the 1st and 2nd week of embryonic development, methods of assisted reproduction, ethical and moral issues related to IVF. He had the opportunity to visit and tour the ZČU campus, which is built in the urban area of Bory, where most of the faculties of ZČU are located. In the framework of cooperation with our institute is also valuable cooperation of prof. RNDr. Ivan Varga, PhD. , who has become one of the mentors of the Faculty of Health Studies in the field of science and research and will support the creation of quality publication results.

Visit of professor Kapeller

The staff of our institute do not forget the greats of history and still cultivate lively and convivial relations with former employees and executives. This was evidenced by a recent home visit by the Institute staff to Professor Kapeller, our long-time head of institute. On this occasion, we also presented the highest award of the Slovak Medical Society - the Honorary Plaque of T. R. Niederland for his merits for the development of the Slovak Medical Society, which was awarded to him on the occasion of the centenary of the teaching of histology in Slovakia. We are very glad that even at his venerable age (year of birth 1926), the professor is still a fountain of knowledge and an inspiring personality for us!

Our institute at European Researchers' Night

The 16th edition of the European Researchers' Night took place on 30 September 2022 in the Old Market Hall in Bratislava. The aim of this science festival is not only to promote science and research itself, but also to encourage young people to experience learning. At this year's festival in Bratislava, numerous lectures were given and dozens of departments from various universities and the Slovak Academy of Sciences presented their activities. The Faculty of Medicine of the Charles University in Bratislava also found its place at this event.

The block of popular-scientific lectures was started in the morning by prof. RNDr. Ivan Varga, PhD., Head of the Institute of Histology and Embryology of the Faculty of Medicine of Charles University with a lecture entitled "Before we are born". He took the high school students through an engaging presentation full of pictures through a story that begins with fertilization and ends with childbirth. A story that lasts an average of 266 days, and we've all been through it once. But no one remembers it from their own experience.

At the same time, our institute in cooperation with the Anatomical Institute of the Faculty of Physical Sciences of the University of Physical Sciences created a stand called "Mysteries of the structure and development of the human body" in the premises of the Old Market Hall and offered those interested a unique insight into the macroscopic as well as microscopic structure of the human body. In the anatomical part, plastic models of the whole body and organ systems, as well as real plasticised models and corrosive preparations of selected organs of the human body were exhibited. In the histological part, the interested visitors could see stained sections of various organs of the human body in a light microscope. Newly created models of developmental stages of human embryos, which were printed by the staff of the institute with the help of a 3D printer, with the support of the project of the Ministry of Education KEGA 81UK-4/2021 "Creation of study materials for the newly created subject of Clinical Embryology and Reproductive Medicine", were a diversification of the exhibition