Ing. Jana Libantová, PhD.

head of the department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

senior scientist

Phone: + 421/37 6943 247

Research interests
Research on plant chitinases and β-1,3-glucanases, in the context of plant defense against stress and as part of the digestive juices of carnivorous plants

Research focused on biochemical antifungal characteristics of purified enzymes for chitinases and β-1,3-glucanases

Testing of individual genes of isolated chitinases and β-1,3-glucanases for the purpose of preparation of transgenic plants in order to increase their resistance to stress

Selected publications (last 5 years)

·       RAJNINEC, Miroslav - JOPČÍK, Martin - DANCHENKO, Maksym - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana**. Biochemical and antifungal characteristics of recombinant class I chitinase from Drosera rotundifolia. In International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2020, vol. 161, p. 854-863.

·       ĎURECHOVÁ, Dominika* - JOPČÍK, Martin* - RAJNINEC, Miroslav - MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Jana - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana**. Expression of Drosera rotundifolia Chitinase in Transgenic Tobacco Plants Enhanced Their Antifungal Potential. In Molecular Biotechnology, 2019, vol.61, no.12, p.916-928.

·       JOPČÍK, Martin - MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Jana - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, Ildikó - BAUER, Miroslav - RAJNINEC, Miroslav - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana. Structural and functional characterisation of a class I endochitinase of the carnivorous sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.). In Planta, 2017, vol. 245, no. 2, p. 313-327.

·       MICHALKO, Jaroslav - RENNER, Tanya - MÉSZÁROS, Patrik - SOCHA, Peter - MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Jana - BLEHOVÁ, Alžbeta - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana - POLÓNIOVÁ, Zuzana - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, Ildikó. Molecular characterization and evolution of carnivorous sundew (Drosera rotundifolia L.) class V beta-1,3-glucanase. In Planta, 2017, vol. 245, no. 1, p. 77-91

·       BOSZORÁDOVÁ, Eva - MATUŠÍKOVÁ, Ildikó - LIBANTOVÁ, Jana - ZIMOVÁ, Mária - MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Jana**. Cre-mediated marker gene removal for production of biosafe commercial oilseed rape. In Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 2019, vol. 46, no. 6, art. no. 73.