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RNDr. Lenka Koptasikova

RNDr. Lenka Koptasikova

Research Technician for Electron Microscopy

 07387933174

 Geoffrey Pope Bioimaging Centre

 

Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK

 Office hours:

9:00 – 5:00 Monday - Friday

 

Overview

I am currently a Senior Research Technician specializing in Electron Microscopy at the Bioimaging Centre. My main responsibilities include preparing samples for electron microscopy, specifically TEM and SEM imaging. I also provide training to facility users and teach university students. I gained my EM-related skills while working as a Junior Electron Microscopist at the Imaging Methods Core Facility in Prague. My expertise lies in conventional biological sample preparation for EM, ultramicrotomy, TEM imaging, as well as advanced techniques such as vitrification, cryo-sectioning, and immunolabeling.

Qualifications

2017 RNDr. degree in the Physics at the Biophysics Department of P.J.Safarik University, Slovakia; Fluorescence microscopy of the mitochondrial proteins involved in the Parkinson´s disease
2013 MSc. Degree in the Genetics and Molecular Cytology at the Department of Cell Biology of P.J.Safarik University, Slovakia; Anticancer and antiproliferative effects of lichen metabolites on adenocarcinoma cells

Career

April 2023 - now Senior Research Technician for Electron Microscopy at the Bioimaging Centre

2017 – 2023 Junior Research Technician for Electron microscopy at the Imaging Methods Core Facility in BIOCEV, Czech Republic

2014 – 2017 Ph.D doctorate candidate at the Biophysics department of P.J.Safarik University, Slovakia

2011 – 2013 MSc. student in the Genetics and Molecular Cytology at the P.J.Safarik University, Slovakia

Research

Research interests

- Ultrastructural study of biological specimens
- Immunolabelling
- Vitrification
- Cryo (ultra) microtomy and array tomography
- Electron microscopy imaging
- Plant tissue and yeast culture sample preparations

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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