Mgr. Petra Kührová, Ph.D.

Tel: 58 563 4766, E-mail:, Room: 3.007

Research interests Education Employment International experience Cooperation



  1. Šponer J, Bussi G, Stadlbauer P, Kührová P, Banáš P, Islam B, Haider S, Neidle S, Otyepka M: Folding of guanine quadruplex molecules–funnel-like mechanism or kinetic partitioning? An overview from MD simulation studies. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, Gen. Subj., 1861(5), 1246–1263, 2017. (DOI)
  2. Šponer J, Krepl M, Banáš P, Kührová P, Zgarbová M, Jurečka P, Havrila M, Otyepka M: How to understand atomistic molecular dynamics simulations of RNA and protein– RNA complexes? WIREs RNA, 8(3), e1405, 2017. (DOI)


  1. Kührová P, Best RB, Bottaro S, Bussi G, Šponer J, Otyepka M, Banáš P: Computer Folding of RNA Tetraloops: Identification of Key Force Field Deficiencies. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 12(9), 4534–4548, 2016. (DOI)


  1. Haldar S, Kührová P, Banáš P, Spiwok V, Šponer J, Hobza P, Otyepka M: Insights into Stability and Folding of GNRA and UNCG Tetraloops Revealed by Microsecond Molecular Dynamics and Well-Tempered Metadynamics. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 11(8), 3866-3877, 2015. (DOI)
  2. Mlýnský V, Kührová P, Zgarbová M, Jurečka P, Walter NG, Otyepka M, Šponer J, Banáš P: Reactive Conformation of the Active Site in the Hairpin Ribozyme Achieved by Molecular Dynamics Simulations with $epsilon$/$zeta$ Force Field Reparametrizations. J. Phys. Chem. B., 119(11), 4220-4229, 2015. (DOI)
  3. Stadlbauer P, Kührová P, Banáš P, Koča J, Bussi G, Trantírek L, Otyepka M, Šponer J: Hairpins participating in folding of human telomeric sequence quadruplexes studied by standard and T-REMD simulations. Nucleic. Acids Res., 43(20), 9626-9644, 2015. (DOI)


  1. Kührová P, Otyepka M, Šponer J, Banáš P: Are Waters around RNA More than Just a Solvent? – An Insight from Molecular Dynamics Simulations. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 10(1), 401-411, 2014. (DOI)
  2. Šponer J, Banáš P, Jurečka P, Zgarbová M, Kührová P, Havrila M, Krepl M, Stadlbauer P, Otyepka M: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Nucleic Acids. From Tetranucleotides to the Ribosome. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 5(10), 1771-1782, 2014. (DOI)


  1. Kührová P, Banáš P, Best RB, Šponer J, Otyepka M: Computer Folding of RNA Tetraloops? Are We There Yet?. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 9(4), 2115-2125, 2013. (DOI)


  1. Beššeová I, Banáš P, Kührová P, Košinová P, Otyepka M, Šponer J: Simulations of A-RNA Duplexes. The Effect of Sequence, Solute Force Field, Water Model, and Salt Concentration. J. Phys. Chem. B, 116(33), 9899-9916, 2012. (DOI)
  2. Kührová P, De Simone A, Otyepka M, Best RB: Force-Field Dependence of Chignolin Folding and Misfolding: Comparison with Experiment and Redesign. Biophys. J., 102(8), 1897-1906, 2012. (DOI)


  1. Sklenovský P, Florová P, Banáš P, Réblová K, Lankaš F, Otyepka M, Šponer J: Understanding RNA Flexibility Using Explicit Solvent Simulations: The Ribosomal and Group I Intron Reverse Kink-Turn Motifs. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 7(9), 2963-2980, 2011. (DOI)


  1. Florová P, Sklenovský P, Banáš P, Otyepka M: Explicit Water Models Affect the Specific Solvation and Dynamics of Unfolded Peptides While the Conformational Behavior and Flexibility of Folded Peptides Remain Intact. J. Chem. Theory Comput., 6(11), 3569-3579, 2010. (DOI)