M. Lipoldová received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. She did postdoctoral research in the UK at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Current position: Head of the Laboratory of Mol. Cell. Immunol. at the Institute of Molecular Genetics, AS CR in Prague. She is also Associate Professor at the Third Faculty of Medicine at the Charles University. Research program: Identification of genes that control immune response in relation to susceptibility to disease.