Brno Ph.D. Talent

Michael Killinger

Development of a 3D bone model for biomedical research

Lector: Ing. Karel Klepárník, CSc.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Analytical Chemistry


About the project

Unique properties of 3D cell cultures enable us to study cellular functions involved in a variety of physiological and pathological processes that could have been observed so far only in living animals. This project aims to develop a cellular 3D bone model and fabricate a microfluidic cultivation chamber simulating in vivo conditions. The 3D bone model will allow us to describe the circumstances leading to the formation and degradation of bone tissue, growth of tumors, or fractures healing.


Why science?

I hope to continue to work on interesting projects in basic or applied research in my home country or abroad. I would like to have a lot of colleagues from different institutions, disciplines and collaborate on something with great potential in the field of bioanalytical methods and biotechnological instrumentation development. Moreover, I wish to be a good supervisor who motivates his students in pursuing their scientific careers.


What do I like most about Brno

Brno has great potential for a research career thanks to the local diverse research facilities and provides numerous opportunities to improve your knowledge in many fields of science. Brno also offers a wide range of after-work activities: enjoy your meal in Vegalité, check a movie in Scala, dance with The Jivers, or go to a concert at the Špilberk castle. Brno is the city of limitless possibilities!