Ein Portrait von der Forscherin Simona Zimova


MD Student
PhD Student
Research area: Solid Tumors / Sarcoma Metabolism; Precision oncology targeting pediatric cancer metabolism

Simona completed a master’s degree in General Medicine at the Charles University in the Czech Republic. During this time, she interned at the molecular genetic laboratory at the Childhood Leukaemia Investigation of the University Hospital in Prague, where she worked on a homozygous deletion in the SLC19A1 gene as a cause of folate-dependent recurrent megaloblastic anemia. Simona also interned at the Pediatrics departments of the Ghent Hospital as part of her clinical traineeship during medical studies. Simona then practiced medicine as a resident doctor in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Department at the largest University Hospital in the Czech Republic where she worked in solid oncology as well as haemato-oncology wards and intensive care unit. Simona is set to join our with a primary field of interest of linking pediatric solid tumors and precision oncology treatments.

Akademischer Werdegang

ab 2023: MD-PhD Student, Morscher Lab, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2019–2022: Resident Doctor in the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Motol University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic
2018 Erasmus+ Clinical Traineeship, University of Ghent, Belgium
2012–2019: Childhood Leukaemia Investigation Prague, University Hospital in Prague
2012–2019: MD in General Medicine – Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic