European Council for
Cardiovascular Research

Oľga Pecháňová

Full name:

Assoc. Prof. , RNDr. Oľga Pecháňová, DSc.

Education:

Comenius University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bratislava:  biochemistry – RNDr.

Comenius University, Medical Faculty, Bratislava: general biology – PhD, normal and pathological physiology  –  assoc. prof.

Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences:  animal physiology – DSc.

Place of Employment:

Centre of Experimental Medicine, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Current Research or area of work:

Study is focused on the analysis of imbalance in the production of nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) in different models of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disorders. In vivo and in vitro experiments are carried out to analyze the molecular mechanisms of active compounds and new drugs and their impact on physiological and morphological alterations in the brain, heart and vessels.

Leadership Roles:

Director of Centre of Experimental Medicine SAS

President of International Pathophysiological Society

Reason for joining ECCR:

The main goal is to bring together scientists from the East and West, young scientists with older ones, experimenters with clinicians.

Reading:

What It’s Like to Be a Dog by Gregory Berns – about fascinating discovering of complex cognition and sentience of animals.

Journals that you find interesting:

British Journal of Pharmacology, Hypertension, Pathophysiology, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity

Interesting articles:

Toll-like receptor 4 contributes to vascular remodelling and endothelial dysfunction in angiotensin II-induced hypertension by Hernanz et all in Br J Pharmacol, Reactive oxygen species: key regulators in vascular health and diseases by Chen et al in Br J Pharmacol,  but also Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Vascular Aging in Hypertension.