Center for Translational Medicine - CTM (Integrated Center of Cellular Therapy and Regenerative Medicine)

Giancarlo Forte, Ph.D.

CTM Group Leader - Cardiovascular System - Mechanobiology (CSM)

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Mgr. Jan Frič, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - Cellular and Molecular Immunnorelgulation (CMI)

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Manlio Vinciguerra, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - Epigenetics in Metabolism and Aging Processes (EMA)

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Gorazd B. Stokin, M.D., MSc., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator - Translational Neuroscience and Aging Program (TAP)

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doc. RNDr. Irena Krontorád Koutná, Ph.D.

Head of Cell and Tissue Engineering Unit/Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CTEU-cGMP)

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Contact to Assistant

Kamila Gajdušková, e-mail:, phone: +420 543 185 592, GSM: +420 730 595 912

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Integrated Center of Cellular Therapy and Regenerative Medicine (ICCTRM) is engaged in the research and use of stem cells in the treatment of serious diseases and the regeneration of damaged organs and tissues. Using the latest knowledge of inter-disciplinary collaboration and cutting-edge technological facilities, the ICCTRM prepares technology based on the isolation, cultivation and differentiation of stem cells using basic research, experimental animal models and applications in patient clinical trials. In the future, stem cells may be used in the treatment of serious cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological and oncological diseases.

Main research areas

  • cellular and regenerative therapies of cardiovascular, metabolic, neurological and oncological diseases,
  • use of somatic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells to differentiate them into mature cardiac muscle cell, smooth muscle, vascular endothelial cells , neurons and immune system cells in vitro,
  • analysis of stem cells and their integration in the use of genomics, proteomics and cytomics,
  • development of modern medical technologies and procedures in regenerative medicine,
  • methods of isolation, cultivation and differentiation of human stem cells of various types using gene manipulation and nanotechnology,
  • using bio-imaging techniques and nano-imaging tracking of transplanted cells in vivo,
  • recovery of the affected heart muscle affected by infarction and the regeneration of the central nervous system affected by infarction, trauma or degenerative neurological diseases,
  • development of methods, technologies and products for cell therapy in clinical applications.

Application of the results

  • new diagnostic and therapeutic methods, especially in regenerative medicine,
  • medicine for advanced therapy in cardiology, neurology and oncology.

Technology background

  • flow cytometer and cell sorter
  • magnetic cell separator
  • automatic cell analyzer
  • boxes with laminar flow
  • incubator for culturing cells
  • bioreactor
  • confocal laser scanning microscope
  • laser micro dissection microscope
  • operating microscope
  • luminometers
  • spectrophotometer
  • fluorimeter
  • ultracentrifuge
  • PCR and real-time PCR
  • high pressure and protein liquid chromatography
  • mass spectrometer
  • cryo containers


Czech Republic

  • University Hospital Olomouc
  • University Hospital Ostrava


  • Mayo Clinic (USA)
  • University of Minnesota (USA)


  • FNUSA-ICRC Science for Health: Support of Clinical Research Popularization (ECOP)
  • ICRC Human Bridge - Support of Study Stays of Czech Researchers Abroad III: Young Talent Incubator
  • ICRC PartnerNet - Research Partnership Network (ECOP)
  • MEDINFO - Information Sources for Medicine and Related Fields