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Zuzana Kročová

Research & Development Czech Republic

COL (GS) Assoc. Prof. Zuzana Kročová Ph.D.

Future Forces Forum

Head of Department of Molecular Pathology and Biology, Faculty of Military Health Sciences
University of Defence


Biological Threat and BioDIM Concept

The current issues of detection, identification and monitoring of biological agents according to BIO DIM concept will be discussed. The history of the biological weapon attacks is very old. Up to day the terrorist abuse of biological agents it the most possible. The biggest risk of the biological incident is done by hidden (silent) dissemination of the B-agent when the first signs of incident were associated with the first diagnosis of infection disease. BioDIM (Detection, Identification and Monitoring of Biological Agents) concept include technical means before, in the course and after biological incident. Considering the time as a substantial factor for resolution of BIO incident, no one technology is able to cover the BIO DIM requirements. As already known, detection, identification and typing needs specific technologies oriented to different targets, detection technologies rely rather on physico-chemical properties of microbes, as are optic or fluorescent characteristics of whole microbes, identification and typing rely rather to their unique molecular characteristics representing by several types of biomolecules    

Curriculum Vitae


Faculty of Natural Sciences, Masaryk University Brno, Physical Chemistry

Ph.D. – Faculty of Medicine, Palacky University Olomouc, Institute of Immunology

Ass. Prof. – Faculty of Military health Sciences, University of Defense, Hradec Králové



1993 – up today Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defense, Hradec Králové

2014 – up today Head of Department of Molecular Pathology and Biology



Investigater or co-investigater of 15 projects supported by GAČR, IGA MZČR, MŠMT, MO, MV, DETRA (USA), EDA (Irish National University)

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