A large collection of helminths is available for comparative studies...

The Institute of Parasitology is part of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The Institute performs research on human and animal parasites at the organismal, cellular and molecular levels. Its mission is to acquire, advance, and disseminate knowledge of the biology and host relationships of parasitic protist and related eucaryotic microorganisms, helminths, and athropods. The Institute pursues this goal through research, education and other activities at both the national and international levels. The results obtained have contributed to the prevention and control of human and animal parasitic diseases and have an impact on agriculture.

The Institute of Parasitology was established in Prague in 1962, but was relocated to České Budějovice in South Bohemia in 1985. It is the principal institution in the Czech Republic devoted exlcusively to parasitological research. The main research areas encompass protistology, helminthology, and medical entomology, including studies on the causative agents of the infections transmitted by arthropods.

News & Events


3. 10. 2014

International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses: Daniel Růžek

Daniel Růžek is a new National Representative Member of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV)

23. 7. 2014

CIFAR: Julius Lukeš

Intestinal parasites are ‘old friends,’ researchers argue


Blasco-Costa I., Faltýnková A., Georgieva S., Skirnisson K., Scholz T., Kostadinova A. (2014)

: Fish pathogens near the Arctic Circle: molecular, morphological and ecological evidence for unexpected diversity of Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in Iceland

International Journal for Parasitology 44, 703-7015

Moravec F. (2014)

The systematic status of Piscinema barakensis [sic] Gambhir et Ng, 2014 and Rhabdochona carpiae Nimbalkar, Deolalikar et Kamtikar, 2013, two nematodes recently described from freshwater fishes in India

Folia Parasitologica 61, 266

Urbanová V., Šíma R., Sauman I., Hajdušek O., Kopáček P. (2015)

Thioester-containing proteins of the tick Ixodes ricinus: Gene expression, response to microbial challenge and their role in phagocytosis of the yeast Candida albicans

Developmental and comparative immunology 48, 55-64


Biology Centre, ASCR, v.v.i.
Institute of Parasitology
Branisovska 31
CZ-370 05 Ceske Budejovice
Czech Republic

Ixodes ricinus, females

Ixodes ricinus, females