Brno Ph.D. Talent

Petra Kompaníková

Wnt5a protein in the tissue morphogenesis

Lector: prof. Mgr. Vítězslav Bryja, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Animal physiology, immunology and developmental biology


About the project

The metamorphosis of a fertilized oocyte into a fully functional organism is one of the most fascinating phenomena in nature. This complex process is governed by a small number of protein families including Wnt signaling cascade. In the proposed project, we will employ diverse models and state-of-art methods to investigate to-date undisclosed function of one specific Wnt protein - Wnt5a – in the formation of bifurcated tissue and organs during embryonic development.


Why science?

I hope I will do what I love - doing experiments in the lab and exploring new crazy ideas in the field of developmental biology.


What do I like most about Brno

I love vibes in the city centre created mainly by small businesses that offer great food and coffee.