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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17. 3. 2015

Seminar: Alvaro Crevenna

"Assembly dynamics of actin filaments"

10. 3. 2015

Seminar: Paul Michels

"Development of selective trypanocidal compounds targeted against the glycolytic enzymes of the parasites"

23. 2. 2015

Postdoc position - The Laboratory of Evolutionary Protistology

from March 2015 to December 2017


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

Diplostomum von Nordmann, 1832 (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in the sub-Arctic: descriptions of the larval stages of six species discovered recently in Iceland

Systematic Parasitology 89, 195-213

Flahoua B. , Modrý D., Pomajbíková K., Petrželková K.J., Smeta A., Ducatellea R., Pasmansa F., Sáb R.M., Toddh A., Hashimotoi C., Mulamaj M., Kiangk J., Rossil M., Haesebroucka F. (2014)

Diversity of zoonotic enterohepatic Helicobacter species and detection of a putative novel gastric Helicobacter species in wild and wild-born captive chimpanzees and western lowland gorillas

Veterinary Microbiology 174, 186-194


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

Tineola bisselliella - clothing moth; SEM micrograph

Tineola bisselliella - clothing moth; SEM micrograph