Brno Ph.D. Talent

Eliška Řehůřková

Advancing Male Reproductive Toxicology with Innovative In Vitro Models of Testicular Steroidogenesis

Lector: RNDr. Iva Sovadinová, Ph.D

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology


About the project

Lately, there has been a decline in male fertility, which is partly caused by chemicals in our environment. My work aims to develop an alternative model to animal tests for identifying substances that affect male hormone production. My model is based on the differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells into cells of the male reproductive system by mimicking the natural development of these cells. Using this model, I will study the reproductive toxicity of real chemical mixtures.


Why science?

Nature and its laws have always fascinated me since childhood, leading me to pursue a career in science.I engage in scientific exploration to contribute to understanding these laws so that we can better comprehend the world and perhaps even improve it.


What do I like most about Brno

In Brno, I appreciate the opportunities for education and work and the closeness to nature.