Charles University, Czech Republic
Barbora Hermankova is currently a PhD student in the field of Immunology at the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague. She prepared her dissertation thesis at Department of Transplantation Immunology at Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Her work is focused on the study of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) and their immunomodulatory effects. MSC are able to suppress immune response and she studies mechanisms of this suppression which can be mediated by a cell contact, production of soluble factors or by other ways.