Jaromír Mikeš, PhD.
Karolinska Institutet, Clinical Paediatrics, Research Group P Brodin
Ever since my teenage years, inspired by a Zen koan: “…when you reach the top of a mountain, just keep walking…,” I have been inclined to delve into the fundamental principles and endeavor to establish connections with real-world applications.
Following a decade of extensive research in the domain of photodynamic therapy (2003–2013), conducted at P.J. Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia), and a temporary position in a biotech firm SOTIO in Prague (Czechia), I subsequently became part of a Human System Immunology laboratory established by Petter Brodin at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm (Sweden), where I also co-founded a small biotech company Cytodelics AB.
My primary focus revolves around the continuous development of novel protocols for experimentation and sample processing using whole blood as the primary model. Additionally, I support our teamwork by advancing techniques in flow cytometry, cell sorting, and sample processing automation. This becomes particularly crucial as each new project brings forth unique challenges that need to be addressed. In Human Systems Immunology, proper planning of samples’ acquisition, storing, and processing shifts the well-known “...garbage in – garbage out…” from a phrase to the framework crucial in every project step.