Vladimír SOUKUP


Contact information:

Mgr. Vladimír Soukup, Ph.D.

Phone: +420221951849

E-mail: soukup@natur.cuni.cz

Room: 221


Research interests:

Development of oropharyngeal region; tooth addition and patterning; craniofacial morphogenesis; external gills; left-right asymmetry specification; evolution of left-right asymmetry


Proposed Bachelor and Master student projects to be found here.


Current projects:

Tooth addition from stem cells; patterning of vertebrate dentitions.



  • Comparative embryology (MB170P122)
  • Advances in developmental biology (MB151P117E)
  • General and comparative odontology (MB170P81)
  • Practicals in animal morphology (M170C46A)
  • Vertebrate zoology - practical part (M170P13A)


Recent publications:


Stundl J, Soukup V, Franek R, Pospisilova A, Psutkova V, Pšenička M, Cerny R, Bronner M, Meulemans Medeiros D & Jandzik D* (2022) Efficient CRISPR mutagenesis in sturgeon demonstrates its utility in large, slow-maturing vertebrates. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 10, 750833.




Pospisilova A, Stundl J, Brejcha J, Metcher BD, Psenicka M, Cerny R & Soukup V* (2021) The remarkable dynamics in the establishment, rearrangement, and loss of dentition during the ontogeny of the sterlet sturgeon. Developmental Dynamics.


Soukup V*, Tazaki A, Yamazaki Y, Pospisilova A, Epperlein HH, Tanaka EM Cerny R (2021) Oral and palatal dentition of axolotl arises from a common tooth-competent zone along the ecto-endodermal boundary. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 8, 622308.




Stundl J, Pospisilova A, Jandzik D, Fabian P, Dobiasova B, Minarik M, Metscher BD, Soukup V* & Cerny R* (2019) Bichir external gills arise via heterochronic shift that accelerates hyoid arch development. eLife 8, e43531.




Soukup V, Mrstakova S & Kozmik Z (2018) Asymmetric pitx2 expression in medaka epithalamus is regulated by Nodal signaling through an intronic enhancer. Development Genes and Evolution 228, 131-139.


Soukup V & Kozmik Z (2018) The Bmp signaling pathway regulates development of left-right asymmetry in amphioxus. Developmental Biology 434, 164-174.




Soukup V (2017) Left-right asymmetry specification in amphioxus: review and prospects. International Journal of Developmental Biology 61, 611-620.