prof. RNDr. Eva Matalová, Ph.D.


1991-1996 Natural Science Faculty of the Masaryk University in Brno
General Biology (state exam 1994 Bc.; 1996, Mgr.)
Didactic Biology (state exam 1996)
Physiology of Animals and Development Biology (doctor degree – RNDr. – 11/2000)
1996-2000 University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Morphology and Physiology (state exam 2000 - Ph.D. Degree)
Physiology and Pharmacology (2007 - habilitation)
Physiology and Pharmacology (2012, prof.)


Professional experience

  • Research scientist ÚŽFG AV ČR, v.v.i.
  • Profesor VFU Brno


Major scientific interests

  • Physiology of animals
  • cell and molecular physiology
  • embryology
  • intercellular communication


Research fellowships and study visits

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 and other short term visits King´s College London, UK
short term visits University of Strasbourg
1999 University of Vienna, Austria
1999 University of Cambridge, UK
2002 University of Texas, USA


Fellowships, prizes

2009 L'Oréal, UNESCO, CAS
Honorary award for a project: Molecular symphony of development focused on teeth and bones. How teeth and bones integrate: can we alterace possible defects?
2005 European Molecular Biology Organisation
Research fellowship: Apoptosis in the primary enamel knot – modulation of caspase machinery using tooth slice cultures (ASTF 195.00-05/2005)
2004 Ministry of Education, Youths and Sports of the Czech Republic
2 year - sabbatical, King´s College London (1K04101/2004)
2002 European Molecular Biology Organisation
Research fellowship: Tooth primordia explant cultures in apoptosis research (ASTF 53-02/2002)


International collaborations

  • UK (London)
  • France (Strasbourg, Paris)
  • Germany (Berlin)
  • Belgium (Ghent)
  • USA (Birmingham/AL, New Haven/CT, Charlottesville/VA)





  • GA ČR/CSF P302/12/J059 (2012-2014): Cellular and molecular mechanisms during formation of tooth-bone complex (bilateral project with Germany) – principal investigator in the CR
  • GA ČR/CSF P502/12/1285 (2012-2014): Apoptotic and non-apoptotic functions of caspases in hard tissue formation
  • AV ČR/CAS M200451201 (2012-2015): Challenging questions in osteogenesis and odontogenesis – international research
  • IGA MinZd/Min. of Health NT 11420-6/2010 (2010-2015): Molecular diagnostics of hypodoncia and tooth autotransplantations
  • GA ČR/CSF Centrum of Excellence 14-37368G (2014-2018): Centrum of orofacial development and regeneration - principal investigator at the IAPG
  • GA ČR/CSF 16-18430S (2016-2018): Novel physiological functions of apoptotic pathway components in hard tissue cells
  • GA ČR/CSF 17-14886S (2017-2019): Molecular and cellular dynamics of tooth-bone interface in model species with acrodont, pleurodont and thecodont dentition