Martin Kopáni, born in 1975, has a position at Comenius University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Medical Physics, Biophysics, Informatics and Telemedicine in Slovakia. From 2013 until now he is head of this institute. Martin Kopáni has been working at the Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University since 1999. His main occupation is the broad field of applied physical methods used in medicine, mainly scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive microanalysis and transmission electron microscopy. He applied SEM+EDX microanalysis for confirmation of chemical elements in human tissues and cells e.g. copper in human liver in Wilson’s disease and iron in hemochromatosis. He studies accumulation of iron in the brain under physiological and pathological conditions (Alzheimer disease model) by Mössbauer spectroscopy and SQUID magnetometry.
Research activities include the study of effect of iron nanoparticles on cell membrane. For investigation of thin and ultrathin silicon-based layers he used other physical methods such as Particles Induced X-ray Emission, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Teaching activities consist of lectures to the students of the study program The Biomedical Physics, General Medicine concerning general medical biophysics, but also physical methods applied in pathology and basic histopathological techniques (fixation, staining).
Assoc. prof. Martin Kopáni, PhD
Institute of Medical Physics, Biophysics, Informatics and Telemedicine
Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University
813 72 Bratislava