Laboratory of Cell Signalling Prokaryotic group

Pavel Branny PhD.

Pavel Branny (in office 2008)

Personal contact information:
Laboratory of Cell Signalling
Division of Cell and Molecular Microbiology
Institute of Microbiology
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Vídeňská 1083
142 20 Prague 4
Czech Republic
Building L, 1st floor, room 120
Phone: +420241062658
Fax: +420241722257
E-mail: branny@biomed.cas.cz
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Present position

Head of laboratory (since 2002)

Profesional interests:

Publications since 2005:
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Vohradsky J, Branny P, Thompson CJ. Comparative analysis of gene expression on mRNA and protein level during development of Streptomyces cultures by using singular value decomposition. Proteomics 2007 Nov;7(21):3853-66.
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Sasková L, Nováková L, Basler M, Branny P. Eukaryotic-type serine/threonine protein kinase StkP is a global regulator of gene expression in Streptococcus pneumoniae. J. Bacteriol 2007 Jun;189(11):4168-79.
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Pallová P, Hercík K, Sasková L, Nováková L, Branny P A eukaryotic-type serine/threonine protein kinase StkP of Streptococcus pneumoniae acts as a dimer in vivo. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 2007 Apr. 355 (2): 526-530
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Novotná G, Hercík K, Janata J, Branny P, Dusková J. The prospects of advanced molecular methods in the detection of periodontal pathogens: hybridization in situ. Prague Med Rep. 2006;107(2):165-70.
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Weiser J, Buriánková K, Kalachová L, Branny P, Pernodet JL. Construction and testing of a bacterial luciferase reporter gene system for in vivo measurement of nonsense suppression in Streptomyces. Folia Microbiol (Prague). 2006;51(1):62-4.
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Vítek L, Majer F, Muchová L, Zelenka J, Jirásková A, Branný P, Malina J, Ubik K. Identification of bilirubin reduction products formed by Clostridium perfringens isolated from human neonatal fecal flora. J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci. 2006 Apr 3;833(2):149-57.
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Hussain H, Branny P, Allan E. A eukaryotic-type serine/threonine protein kinase is required for biofilm formation, genetic competence, and acid resistance in Streptococcus mutans. J Bacteriol. 2006 Feb;188(4):1628-32.
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Nováková L, Sasková L, Pallová P, Janeček J, Novotná J, Ulrych A, Echenique J, Trombe MC, Branny P. Characterization of a eukaryotic type serine/threonine protein kinase and protein phosphatase of Streptococcus pneumoniae and identification of kinase substrates. FEBS J. 2005 Mar;272(5):1243-54
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Jirásková A, Vítek L, Fevery J, Ruml T, Branny P. Rapid protocol for electroporation of Clostridium perfringens. J Microbiol Methods. 2005 Jul;62(1):125-7.
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Brief CV

Research training:

  • 1998-1999 Postdoctoral fellow at University of Geneva, Dept. Microbiology and Genetics, Switzerland
  • 1994-1995 Postdoctoral fellow in Laboratoire d'Enzymologie, C.N.R.S., Gif sur Yvette
  • 1993-to date Scientific researcher, Institute of Microbiology, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 1991-1992 Postdoctoral fellow in Laboratoire d'Enzymologie, C.N.R.S., Gif sur Yvette, France
  • 1984-1986 Research associate, Institute of Microbiology, Prague
  • Visiting scientist Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

Educational history:

Language skills:

  • Czech
  • Polish
  • English
  • French