Štěpánka Vaňáčová, Ph.D.

Research Group Leader Senior

Research Group Leader Senior

EMBO Member


Phone: +420 54949 5042
Research group: RNA Quality Control - Štěpánka Vaňáčová

11. Feb. 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020

As we celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February 2020, we are reminded of the need to honour the contribution of…

12. June 2019

A molecular biologist of CEITEC MU among the world leaders in her field

Štěpánka Vaňáčová of CEITEC Institute at Masaryk University has been elected a member of the highly reputable European Molecular Biology Organization…

20. Feb. 2018

Universitas: Interview with Stepanka Vanacova about her scientific career

Universitas: Problems facing Czech scientists: academic inbreeding, red tape, and poorly designed evaluation She enrolled at university shortly…

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




  • Jantsch, MF; Quattrone, A; O´Connell, M; Helm, M; Frye, M; Macias-Gonzales, M; Ohman, M; Ameres, S; Willems, L; Fuks, F; Oulas, A; Vanacova, S; Nielsen, H; Bousquet-Antonelli, C; Motorin, Y; Roignant, JY; Balatsos, N; Dinnyes, A; Baranov, P; Kelly, V; Lamm, A; Rechavi, G; Pelizzola, M; Liepins, J; Kholodnyuk, IH; Zammit, V; Ayers, D; Drablos, F; Dahl, JA; Bujnicki, J; Jeronimo, C; Almeida, R; Neagu, M; Costache, M; Bankovic, J; Banovic, B; Kyselovic, J; Valor, LM; Selbert, S; Pir, P; Demircan, T; Cowling, V; Schafer, M; Rossmanith, W; Lafontaine, D; David, A; Carre, C; Lyko, F; Schaffrath, R; Schwartz, S; Verdel, A; Klungland, A; Purta, E; Timotijevic, G; Cardona, F; Davalos, A; Ballana, E; O´Carroll, D; Ule, J; Fray, R, 2018: Positioning Europe for the EPITRANSCRIPTOMICS challenge. RNA BIOLOGY 15(6), p. 829 - 831, doi: 10.1080/15476286.2018.1460996
  • Covelo-Molares, H; Bartosovic, M; Vanacova, S, 2018: RNA methylation in nuclear pre-mRNA processing. WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS-RNA 9(6), doi: 10.1002/wrna.1489
  • Zigackova, D; Vanacova, S, 2018: The role of 3 ´ end uridylation in RNA metabolism and cellular physiology. PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 373(1762), doi: 10.1098/rstb.2018.0171









  • The molecular mechanisms of noncanonical 3´ terminal RNA tailing and its role in the metabolism of coding and noncoding RNAs, Grantová agentura ČR, 2020 - 2022
  • Characterization of the molecular mechanisms of the human adenosine demethylases, Grantová agentura ČR, 2019 - 2021
  • Characterization of the RNA substrate repertoir of the human demethylase FTO, Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2014-2016 engl. (14-25884S), , 2020 - 2020
  • Studium úlohy uridylace v lidských buňkách, Czech Science Foundation - Standard Grants, 2016-2018 (16-21341S), , 2020 - 2020
  • Polyadenylation and mechanisms of nuclear RNA quality control (084316/Z/07/Z), Wellcome Trust, 2008 - 2018
  • Proměna endosymbionta na organelu (GA13-29423S), Grantová agentura ČR, 2013 - 2016
  • CEITEC - Central European Institute of Technology (CZ.1.05/1.1.00/02.0068), Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy ČR, 2011 - 2015
  • Functional and biochemical characterization of Dis3L2, the third mammalian homolog of the key yeast exosome nuclease Dis3p (GAP305/11/1095), Grantová agentura ČR, 2011 - 2014
  • EMBO Young Investigator Programme (1642), EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization), 2008 - 2010