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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16. 7. 2015

Seminar: Chuck Sterling

Destinos Pinguinos - A Voyage to Antarctica

9. 7. 2015

Seminar: Chuck Sterling

30 Years of Infectious Disease Research in Peru

19. 6. 2015

Česká věda v časopise Nature

Nature 522, S18–S19, doi:10.1038/522S18a

19. 6. 2015

Czech science in Nature

Nature 522, S18–S19, doi:10.1038/522S18a


Flegontov P., Michálek J., Janouškovec J., Lai H., Jirků Milan, Hajdušková E., Tomčala A., Otto T.D., Keeling P.J., Pain A., Oborník M., Lukeš J. (2015)

Divergent Mitochondrial Respiratory Chains in Phototrophic Relatives of Apicomplexan Parasites.

Molecular Biology and Evolution 32, 1115-1131

Cabezas-Cruz A., Valdés J.J., de la Fuente J. (2014)

Cancer research meets tick vectors for infectious diseases

Lancet Infectious Diseases 14, 916-917

Horák P., Mikeš L., Lichtenbergová L., Skála V., Soldánová M., Brant S.V. (2015)

Avian Schistosomes and Outbreaks of Cercarial Dermatitis

Clinical Microbiology Reviews 28, 165-190


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