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.

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23. 7. 2014

CIFAR: Julius Lukeš

Intestinal parasites are ‘old friends,’ researchers argue


Kváč M., Saková K., Květoňová D., Kicia M., Wesolowska M., McEvoy J., Sak B. (2014)

Gastroenteritis caused by the Cryptosporidium hedgehog genotype in an immunocompetent man

Journal of Clinical Microbiology 52, 347-349

Schwarz A., von Reumont B.M., Erhart J., Chagas A.C., Ribeiro J.M., Kotsyfakis M. (2013)

De novo Ixodes ricinus salivary gland transcriptome analysis using two next-generation sequencing methodologies

FASEB JOURNAL 27, 4745-4756

Sojka D, Franta Z, Horn M, Caffrey CR, Mareš M, Kopáček P. (2013)

New insights into the machinery of blood digestion by ticks

Trends in parasitology 29, 276-285


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

Adhesive disc of Trichodina sp. (Ciliophora)

Adhesive disc of Trichodina sp. (Ciliophora)