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. 1. 2015

Postdoc position - The Laboratory of Evolutionary Protistology

from March 2015 to December 2017

14. 1. 2015

COVER Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Horák P., Mikeš L., Lichtenbergová L., Skála V., Soldánová M., Brant S.V.


1. 1. 2015

EGI Case Studies: Jan Štefka

Where do African fish parasites come from?


Basu S., Netz D.J., Haindrich A.C., Herleth N., Lagny T.J., Pierik A.J., Lill R., Lukeš J. (2014)

Cytosolic iron-sulfur protein assembly is functionally conserved and essential in procyclic and bloodstream Trypanosoma brucei

Molecular Microbiology 93, 897-910

Grybchuk-Ieremenko A., Losev A., Kostygov A.Y., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2014)

High prevalence of trypanosome co-infections in freshwater fishes

Folia Parasitologica 61, 495-504

Kraeva N., Ishemgulova A., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2014)

Tetracycline-inducible gene expression systém in Leishmania mexicana

Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology 198, 11-13


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

Spores of microsporidian Encephalitozoon cuniculi stained by indirect immunofluorescence assay

Spores of microsporidian Encephalitozoon cuniculi stained by indirect immunofluorescence assay