Postdoctoral Researcher

Departament d’Enginyeria QumicaMarketa_URV
Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Av. Paisos Catalans, 26
43007 Tarragona, Spain
E Building, Office 216/ Lab. 223
Tel.: +34 977 55?96 04/ 977 55?85 60
Fax: +34 977 55 96?21

Dr. Marketa Svobodova (Czech Republic, 1981) received her degree in Biology with specialization in Anthropology and Human Genetic (2006) at Charles University (Czech Republic). She joined Interfibio Group as Ph.D. student (2008-2012) and gained experience with molecular biology techniques related to aptamer selection. Since 2012 she is working as Postdoctoral Researcher. In 2015 she received a Tecniospring/Marie Curie fellowship at URV in collaboration with 2bind company (Regensburg, Germany). Her research interests lie in the development of new aptamers, exploiting their unique properties and applications in diagnostic and therapeutic areas.


  • Svobodova, M., et al., Comparison of different methods for generation of single-stranded DNA for SELEX processes. Anal Bioanal Chem, 2012. 404(3): p. 835-42.
  • Svobodova, M., et al., Selection of 2’F-modified RNA aptamers against prostate-specific antigen and their evaluation for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Anal Bioanal Chem, 2013. 405(28): p. 9149-57.
  • Mairal, T., et al., FRET-based dimeric aptamer probe for selective and sensitive Lup an 1 allergen detection. Biosens Bioelectron, 2014. 54: p. 207-10.
  • Svobodova, M., et al., Ultrasensitive aptamer based detection of beta-conglutin food allergen. Food Chem, 2014. 165: p. 419-23.
  • Svobodova, M., et al., The characterization and validation of 17beta-estradiol binding aptamers. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol, 2016.


  • Nadal, P., Pinto, A., Svobodov?, M., O?Sullivan, C.K. (2011). Aptamers for Analysis: nucleic acids ligands in the post genomic era; Molecular Analysis and Genome Discovery, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.