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

21. 4. 2015

Seminar: Karel Říha

Nonsese-mediated RNA decay: RNA quality control and beyond

13. 4. 2015

Myxozoan Evolution, Ecology and Development: two chapters

Ivan Fiala, Pavla Bartošová-Sojková

IJP cover 2015

16. 3. 2015

COVER International Journal for Parasitology

Kodádková A., Bartošová-Sojková P., Holzer A.S., Fiala I.


Barturen G., Rueda A., Hamberg M., Alganza A., Lebron R., Kotsyfakis M., Shi B.-J., Koppers-Lalic D., Hackenberg M. (2014)

sRNAbench: profiling of small RNAs and its sequence variants in single or multi-species high-throughput experiments

Methods in Next Generation Sequencing 1, 21-31

Li N., Xiao L., Alderisio K., Elwin K., Cebelinski E., Chalmers R., Santin M., Fayer R., Kvac M., Ryan U., Sak B., Stanko M., Guo Y., Wang L., Zhang L., Cai J., Roellig D., Feng Y. (2014)

Subtyping Cryptosporidium ubiquitum,a Zoonotic Pathogen Emerging in Humans

Emerging infectious diseases 20, 217-224

Carnes J., Anupama A., Balmer O., Jackson A., Lewis M., Brown R., Cestari I., Desquesnes M., Gendrin C., Hertz-Fowler C., Imamura H., Ivens A., Kořený L., Lai D.H., MacLeod A., McDermott S.M., Merritt C., Monnerat S., Moon W., Myler P., Phan I., Ramasamy G., Sivam D., Lun Z.R., Lukeš J., Stuart K., Schnaufer A. (2015)

Genome and Phylogenetic Analyses of Trypanosoma evansi Reveal Extensive Similarity to T. brucei and Multiple Independent Origins for Dyskinetoplasty

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9, e3404


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

Flame cell Schistocephalus solidus (Cestoda)

Flame cell Schistocephalus solidus (Cestoda)