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Veronika Olejníčková, VMD, Ph.D.

Veronika Olejníčková, VMD, Ph.D.Mailing address

Institute of Anatomy,
First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University,
U nemocnice 3, 128 00 Prague 2

tel: 224 965 879


1986, Kromeriz


2012–2017: Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University - Ph.D.
2006–2012: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veterinary Sciences Brno - VMD

Professional history

2016–present: First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University – Postdoctoral Fellow
2016–present: Laboratory of Developmental Cardiology, Institute of Physiology Czech Academy of Sciences – Postdoctoral Fellow
2012–2016: Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University – Assistant


2015 (11/2015 – 01/2016): Department of Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Inselspital, Universitättspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Mentor: Sarah Longnus, Dr. phil. nat.
2015 (05/05 – 10/05/2015): Szentágothai Research Centre, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Mentor: Szokodi István, PhD, Med. Habil., MTA doktora
2013 (07/2013 – 12/2013): Institute of Veterinary Physiology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Mentor: Dr. Herman Tolboom, MD; PD Dr. Anna Bogdanova


2021–2024: Grant of Czech Health Research Council - Impact of increased cardiomyocyte proliferation on cardiac electrical remodeling and vulnerability to arrhythmias in pressure overloaded neonatal heart
2016–2019 (Olejníčková, Kvasilová): Grant agency of the Charles University - Remodeling of atrioventricular canal myocardium in ontogenesis and phylogenesis

Membership in professional societies

Czech Physiological Society
Society of Laboratory Animal Science

Select publications

Neckar J, Alanova P, Olejnickova V, Papousek F, Hejnova L, Silhavy J, Behuliak M, Bencze M, Hrdlicka J, Vecka M, Jarkovska D, Sviglerova J, Mistrova E, Stengl M, Novotny J, Ostadal B, Pravenec M, Kolar F. Excess ischemic tachyarrhythmias trigger protection against myocardial infarction in hypertensive rats. Clin Sci (Lond). 2021 Sep 17;135(17):2143-2163. PMID: 34486670

Olejnickova V, Kolesova H, Bartos M, Sedmera D, Gregorovicova M. The Tale-Tell Heart: Evolutionary tetrapod shift from aquatic to terrestrial life-style reflected in heart changes in axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Dev Dyn. 2021 Aug 23. PMID: 34423892

Kolesova H, Olejnickova V, Kvasilova A, Gregorovicova M, Sedmera D. Tissue clearing and imaging methods for cardiovascular development. iScience. 2021 Apr 1;24(4):102387. PMID: 33981974

Olejnickova V, Kocka M, Kvasilova A, Kolesova H, Dziacky A, Gidor T, Gidor L, Sankova B, Gregorovicova M, Gourdie RG, Sedmera D. Gap Junctional Communication via Connexin43 between Purkinje Fibers and Working Myocytes Explains the Epicardial Activation Pattern in the Postnatal Mouse Left Ventricle. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Mar 1;22(5):2475. PMID: 33804428

Olejnickova V, Sedmera D. What Is the Optimal Light Source for Optical Mapping Using Voltage-and Calcium-Sensitive Dyes? Physiol Res. 2020 Aug 31;69(4):599-607. PMID: 32584139

Bohuslavova R, Cerychova R, Papousek F, Olejnickova V, Bartos M, Görlach A, Kolar F, Sedmera D, Semenza GL, Pavlinkova G. HIF-1α is required for development of the sympathetic nervous system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jul 2;116(27):13414-13423. PMID: 31196952

Vesely P, Stracina T, Hlavacova M, Halamek J, Kolarova J, Olejnickova V, Mrkvicova V, Paulova H, Novakova M. Haloperidol affects coupling between QT and RR intervals in guinea pig isolated heart. J Pharmacol Sci. 2019;139:23-28. PMID: 30528680

Olenickova V, Sankova B, Sedmera D, Janacek J. Trabecular Architecture Determines Impulse Propagation Through the Early Embryonic Mouse Heart. Front Physiol. 2019 Jan 8;9:1876. PMID: 30670981

Kolesová H, Bartoš M, Hsieh WC, Olejníčková V, Sedmera D. Novel approaches to study coronary vasculature development in mice. Dev Dyn. 2018 Aug;247(8):1018-1027. PMID: 29770532

Ronzhina M, Olejnickova V, Stracina T, et al. Effect of increased left ventricle mass on ischemia assessment in electrocardiographic signals: rabbit isolated heart study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders. 2017 Aug 4;17(1):216. PMID: 28778146

Hlavacova M, Olejnickova V, Ronzhina M, Stracina T, Janousek O, Novakova M, Babula P, Kolarova J, Provazník I, Paulova H. Tolerance of isolated rabbit hearts to short ischemic periods is affected by increased LV mass fraction. Physiol Res. 2017 Sep 22;66(4):581-589. PMID: 28406705

Hendrych M, Olejnickova V, Novakova M. Calcium vs. Stroncium handling by the heart muscle. Gen Physiol Biophys. 2016 Jan;35(1):13-23. PMID: 26612918

Stracina T, Slaninova I, Polansky H, Axmanova M, Olejnickova V, Kopecny M, Masarik M, Kriznaova O, Novakova M. Chronic exposure to haloperidol affects electrophysiological parameters and expression of sigma 1 and IP3 receptors in quinea pig heart. Tohoku J Exp Med. 2015 Jul;236(3):199-207. PMID: 26094568

Olejnickova V, Novakova M, Provaznik I. Isolated heart models cardiovascular system studies and technological advances. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2015 Jul;53(7):669-78. PMID: 25773369

Novak J, Olejnickova V, Tkacova N, Santulli G. Mechanistic Role of MicroRNAs in Coupling Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis. Adv Exp Med Biol PMID: 26662987

List of all publications via Pubmed

Main topics and interest

Developmental biology and physiology of the cardiovascular system

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