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

2. 9. 2014

Seminar: Keith Gull

Understanding trypanosomatid parasites in terms of their extreme evolutionary cell biology

18. 8. 2014

Super Human radio: Julius Lukeš

Self-infections with Parasites: Re-interpretations for the Present


Porcel B.M., Denoeud F., Opperdoes F., Noel B., Madoui M.-A., Hammarton T.C., Field M.C., Da Silva C., Couloux A., Poulain J., Katinka M., Jabbari K., Aury J.-M., Campbell D.A., Cintron R., Dickens N.J., Docampo R., Sturm N.R., Koumandou V.L., Fabre S., Flegontov P., Lukeš J., Michaeli S., Mottram J.C., Szoor B., Zilberstein D., Bringaud F., Wincker P., Dollet M. (2014)

The streamlined genome of Phytomonas spp. relative to human pathogenic kinetoplastids reveals a parasite tailored for plants

PLOS Genetics 10, e1004007

Paris Z, Horáková E, Rubio MAT, Sample P, Fleming IMC, Armocida S, Lukeš J, Alfonzo JD. (2013)

The T. brucei TRM5 methyltransferase plays an essential role in mitochondrial protein synthesis and function.

RNA 19, 649-658


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

Ixodes ricinus - SEM micrograph

Ixodes ricinus - SEM micrograph