Brno Ph.D. Talent

Zita Goliášová

The function of microRNA in the epileptic brain

Lector: prof. MUDr. Milan Brázdil, Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine

Field: Neuroscience


About the project

Temporal lobe epilepsy is one of the most common epileptic seizures, characterised by drug resistance. This project aims to elucidate the mechanisms that influence the onset of an epileptic seizure at the molecular level. Specifically, I am focused on the action of microRNAs and their fluctuations, which significantly impact the excitability of neurons. Revealing the function and specific targets of microRNAs could substantially contribute to the treatment of this disease.


Why science?

I was always interested in biology, one of the leading scientific fields. I like that it allows me to see the behind-the-scenes mechanisms on which the functioning of all organisms, including ourselves, is based. I can then apply the knowledge of these mechanisms in practice and maybe help someone once. At the same time, science raises countless exciting questions and presents many challenges that can keep our society moving forward.


What do I like most about Brno

Brno offers excellent conditions for social, cultural and sports activities and also excellent research facilities. At the same time, it is a student city, so there is no shortage of exciting events or projects, and all this is underlined by its unmistakable gastronomic scene, which always has something to offer.