National Institute of Public Health, Prague
The National Institute of Public Health (NIPH) is a health care establishment for basic preventive disciplines - hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology and occupational medicine. Its main tasks are health promotion and protection, disease prevention and follow-up of environmental impact on the health status of the population.
The main activities of NIPH comprise science and research, reference and methodological advice, providing expert opinions on the health safety of various products (e. g. cosmetics, food supplements, items of daily use etc.), systematic monitoring of the environmental impact on population health in the Czech Republic, preparation of legislation in the field of health protection, including harmonization of Czech legislation with the norms of the European Union. In the field of health promotion and disease prevention, NIPH concentrates on the most important health problems – epidemiological surveillance of severe infections (AIDS, hepatitis, newly emerging and re-emerging infections), and promotion of a healthy lifestyle (prevention of cardiovascular diseases and tumours, healthy nutrition, drug abuse prevention).
The Institute plays an active role in pre- and postgraduate training of physicians and other health care workers and provides consultations to professionals working in the field
Link to the web: http://www.szu.cz
TraiN-Safe MDs team at NIPH, Prague
Dagmar Jírová, PhD
Head of Centre of Toxicology and Health Safety at NIPH
Responsible for the overall project management of the TraiN-Safe MDs project as well as activities conducted at NIPH
Kristina Kejlová, PhD
Head of Unit for Alternative ToxicologicalMethods, Centre of Toxicology and Health Safety.
Her core activities within the project are related to training of in vitro methods using 2D and
3D models of oral epithelia and on penetration studies
Markéta Dvořáková, PhD
Early career scientist, member of R&D staff at the Unit for Alternative Toxicological
Methods, Centre of Toxicology and Health Safety.
Core activities performed during the project: in vitro methods for
endocrine disruption potential identification and the potential applicability of in chemico / in vitro methods to predict skin sensitization
Lada Svobodová, MSc
Lada's training activities will focus on tissue engineering of oral epithelia and TEER measurement and irritation/inflammation studies on 3D commercial models .
Alena Moulisová, MSc
Young scientist, member of R&D staff,
Alena will be allocated to chemical analyses of MD extracts and/or reception fluids from penetration studies. She will provide demonstrations of analytical analyses for
other partners in the project.