Zuzana Sevcikova Tomaskova

Slovak Academy of Sciences

Zuzana Sevcikova Tomaskova graduated with a degree in Biophysics from Commenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2009, she obtained her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Pavol Jozef Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia. She specializes in single-channel current measurement on bilayer lipid membrane and advanced current analysis. She is the recipient of several awards, including a 2010 Young Scientist Award from the Slovak Republic. In 2012, she received a short-term FEBS fellowship and learned the single-channel patch-clamp method at Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland. Her work is mainly focused on cardiac mitochondrial chloride channels that play an important role in cardiac arrhythmias. Currently, she is a senior researcher at the Centre of Biosciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences.

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Ion transporters are membrane proteins that allow the passage of ions or charged small molecules through the lipid membrane. They are present in every cell of every organism. The group of ion transporters comprises different types of ion pumps, ion exchangers, and ion channels. This book focuses mostly on ion channels, which represent the biggest subset of ion transporters. Ion transporters, especially ion channels, are of imminent interest in the field of life sciences with possible therapeutic outcomes. Each piece of knowledge that can help us understand their role and function is worth noticing. This book provides a comprehensive overview of ion channels, including their diversity and functions in physiology and pathophysiology.

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