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Dr Ondřej Suchánek

Dr  Ondřej  Suchánek

Wellcome Trust Academic Clinical Fellow

Research Interests

I am interested in maintenance of B cell immune tolerance and its breakdown leading to systemic autoimmunity. My current research project is focused on examination of antigen specific inflammatory plasma cells in patients with Wegener’s granulomatosis, exploring their survival niche in inflamed tissues and defining their role in both systemic and localized disease. Targeting these plasma cells and their niche may represent a novel therapeutic approach.


inflammatory plasma cells ; immune tolerance ; systemic Autoimmunity


  • vasculitis
  • Wegener's granulomatosis

Key Publications

Wallin EF, Jolly EC, Suchánek O, Bradley JA, Espéli M, Jayne DR, Linterman MA, Smith KG. Human T follicular helper and T follicular regulatory cell maintenance is independent of germinal centers. Blood. 2014 Sep 15. pii: blood-2014-07-585976. 

Suchanek O, Sadler R, Bateman E, Patel S, Ferry B. Immunophenotyping of putative human B1 B-cells in healthy controls and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) patients. Clin Exp Immunol. 2012; Dec;170(3):333-41.

Suchanek O, Podrazil M, Fischerova B, Bocinska H, Budinsky V, Stejskal D, Spisek R, Bartunkova J, Kolar P. Intensive physical activity increases peripheral blood dendritic cells. Cell Immunol. 2010;266(1):40-5.