Dr. Miroslav Dostal graduated in 1964 from the Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, Prague.
He have spent 50 years at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Czech Aademy of Sciences, Prague,where he got the degree DrSc. In the years 1966 -1985 he was involved in studies in the field of experimental teratology. In the following period (1985-1992) he focused on developmental immunotoxicology, i.e. on studies of prenatal influences on the postnatal development and efficiency of the immune responses.
In 1992 -1994 he worked as the editor in chief of the journal Functional and Developmental Morphology(Prague). He took part in epidemiological studies done in the frame of research projects of the Teplice programme on the population of children exposed to polluted environment in the Teplice district and on relatively less exposed children born and living in the district of Prachatice of the Czech Republic. He also took part in the european project UFIREG by analyzing association of ultrafine particles (of the size less than 100 nm) with morbidity and mortality of inhabitants of Prague. His recent research concerned with the health and morbidity of children born and living in more and less polluted areas of the Czech Republic (the districts of KarvinŠ and Ceske Bdejovice). Currently he is on the staff of the 3rd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague.
Teratology; Immunotoxicology; Developmental Morphology; Morbidity of children.