Vladimír SOUKUP


Contact information:

Mgr. Vladimír Soukup, Ph.D.

Phone: +420221951849      

Fax: +420221951841

E-mail: soukup@natur.cuni.cz

Room: 221


Research interests:

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


Current projects:

Tooth addition from stem cells; patterning of vertebrate dentitions.



  • Practicals in animal morphology (M170C46)
  • Vertebrate zoology - practical part (M170P13A)


Selected papers:

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.


SOUKUP, V., KOZMIK, Z. (2016) Zoology: A new mouth for amphioxus. Current Biology 26, R367-R368.

SOUKUP, V., YONG, L. W., LU, T. M., HUANG, S. W., KOZMIK, Z., YU, J. K. (2015) The Nodal signaling pathway controls left-rigth asymmetry in amphioxus. EvoDevo 6, 5.


SOUKUP, V., HORACEK, I., CERNY, R. (2013) Development and evolution of vertebrate primary mouth. Journal of Anatomy 222, 79-99.


FRASER, G. J., CERNY, R., SOUKUP, V., BRONNER-FRASER, M. & STREELMAN, J. T. (2010). The Odontode Explosion: the origin of tooth-like structures in vertebrates.  Bioessays, 32, 808-817.

SOUKUP, V., EPPERLEIN, H.-H., HORACEK, I. & CERNY, R. (2008). Dual epithelial origin of vertebrate oral teeth. Nature, 455, 795-798.