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

1. 12. 2015

Seminar: Charalambos P. Kyriacou (University of Leicester, UK)

Neurogenetic analysis of tidal rhythms

19. 10. 2015

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

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


Borovička J., Oborník M., Stříbrný J., Noordeloos M.E., Parra Sánchez L.A., Gryndler M. (2015)

Phylogenetic and chemical studies in the potential psychotropic species complex of Psilocybe atrobrunnea with taxonomic and nomenclatoral notes

Persoonia 34, 11-13

Havrdova M., Polakova K., Skopalik J., Vujtek M., Mokdad A., Homolkova M., Tucek J., Nebesarova J., Zboril R. (2014)

Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) as an approach for nanoparticle detection inside cells

Micron 67, 149-154

Georgieva S., Faltýnková A., Brown R., Blasco-Costa I., Soldánová M., Sitko J., Scholz T., Kostadinova A. (2014)

Echinostoma 'revolutum' (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) species complex revisited: species delimitation based on novel molecular and morphological data gathered in Europe

Parasites & Vectors 7, 520


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

Ixodes ricinus, females

Ixodes ricinus, females