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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14. 6. - 24. 6. 2016

Practical EMBO course: Advanced methods of electron microscopy in cell biology



26. 4. 2016

Molecular & Cellular Biology Awarded Honorary Degree: Libor Grubhoffer

MCB Nominee Dr. Libor Grubhoffer to be Awarded Honorary Degree

25. 4. 2016

Seminar: Evanthia Zacharioudaki, Maria Gomez-Lamarca (University of Cambridge, UK)

The complexity and dynamics of Notch signalling pathway


Hammoudi P.M., Jacot D., Mueller C., Di Cristina M., Dogga S.K., Marq J.B., Romano J., Tosetti N., Dubrot J., Emre Y., Lunghi M., Coppens I., Yamamoto M., Sojka D., Pino P., Soldati-Favre D. (2015)

Fundamental Roles of the Golgi-Associated Toxoplasma Aspartyl Protease, ASP5, at the Host-Parasite Interface

PLoS Pathogens 11, e1005211

Flegontov P., Changmai P., Zidkova A., Logacheva M.D., Flegontova O.,Nikolsky YuV, Starostin G., Stepanova V.V., Travinsky I.V., Tříska M., Tříska P., Tatarinova T.V. (2016)

Genomic study of the Ket: a Paleo-Eskimo-related ethnic group with significant ancient North Eurasian ancestry.

Scientific Reports 6, 20768


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

Eggs of Amphilina foliacea (Cestoda)

Eggs of Amphilina foliacea (Cestoda)