Petra Bencúrová

Petra Bencúrová

PhD Student


Phone: +420 54949 8284
Research group: Behavioural and Social Neuroscience - Milan Brázdil

Job description

Research Interests: I have always been fascinated by the way, brains work. As a researcher with passion for biology and chemistry I am studying the processes ongoing in the brain mostly on molecular level.  My research is based on the application of various techniques of molecular biology, cell cultivation and experiments on animal models. Under the supervision of prof. MUDr. Milan Brázdil, Ph.D I´m carrying out a research for my PhD thesis “ MicroRNA, neuronal excitability and epilepsy” within project focused on molecular mysteries behind the epilepsy, particularly aiming for the miRNA. The implementation of this project is based on cooperation with CEITEC Medical Genomics, Institute of Physiology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague and St. Anne's University Hospital in Brno. I am also involved in other projects addressing different neurological impairments e.g. vulnerability to depression etc.

Bio: I have obtained my master´s degree in Biochemistry (Genomics and Proteomics) at the Faculty of Science at Masaryk University, Brno. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I started as PhD student of Neuroscience at Medical Faculty MU. I´m currently working as specialist at CEITEC MU.

Publications that are part of the Web of Science database, possibly also other publications chosen by authors.




  • The role of miRNA in development of glutamatergic and GABAergic signaling after early-life seizures, Grantová agentura ČR, 2019 - 2021
  • Advanced MR methods for characterization of microstructural brain damage (MICROBRADAM) (691110), Evropská unie, 2015 - 2019
  • miRNA a biochemické dráhy v epilepsii (GA16-04726S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2016 - 2018
  • Individuální rozdíly v diferenciaci mezi reprezentací sebe a druhých lidí (GA15-16738S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2015 - 2017
  • Understanding empathy using a second person neuroscience approach – a multimodal hyperscanning study combining fMRI and scalp EEG (7AMB15AT015), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2015 - 2016
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015
  • Optimalizace metodiky analýzy a hodnocení simultánního EEG-fMRI u pacientů s farmakorezistentní epilepsií (GAP304/11/1318), Grantová agentura ČR, 2011 - 2013