Miroslav Bobrik [former visitor]


Current research

I am a PhD candidate at UIT (The Arctic University of Norway) working on adapting CRISPR/Cas9 to salmonids, mainly for the purpose of studying Atlantic salmon immunology. Currently, in the third year of my PhD, I am thrilled to be able to visit the Roslin Institute and incorporate this short stay in Genetics and Genomics group as part of my education component. It is very exciting to be able to develop new international collaboration and work with a new model cell line.

In my research, I mainly work with molecular cloning of custom vectors, lentiviral vectors (packaging and delivery), mammalian, and fish cell culture, transfections, Flow cytometry, FACS, qPCR, and Western blots. I will be in Roslin Between early July and early August 2022, to begin with!


Favourite aquaculture species

Crayfish and crabs, snip-snap!




I have completed my BSc In Molecular Biology and Genetics from Masaryk University, Czechia in 2016 and a MSc from Lund University, Sweden in 2018. During these five years I have had many opportunities to practice laboratory techniques and methods of molecular biology. As part of my MSc I have undertaken a 10 month internship in IARC (The International Agency for Research on Cancer), a branch of WHO, where I have used CRISPR/Cas9 for edits.

  • [2013 - 2016]     Undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology and Genetics (Masaryk University, Czech Republic)
  • [2016 - 2018]     Masters degree (Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Lund University, Sweden)
  • [2018 - 2019]     QC technician in GELITA Sweden AB (Stidsvig, Sweden)
  • [from 2019]        PhD Candidate in (Cell signalling and targeted therapy, The Arctic University of Norway).


Interests, hopes and dreams

I love growing life, mainly plants, fungi and animals; people say that my house looks like a jungle due to the number of plants and tropical animals. Some of my other interests are DIY and pondering fundamental facts about existence. I hope to retire in Mexico or Nicaragua and dream of living in a tiny house on a huge plot of land.

Miroslav Bobrik comes to the Roslin Institute as an experienced and proficient gene editor.