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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22. 5. 2015


Vargas et al. Eukaryotic plankton diversity in the sunlit ocean

20. 5. 2015

Katerina Jirku-Pomajbikova - HFSP award

Young Investigators

18. 5. 2015

Important Foodborne Parasites: one chapter

Kuchta R., Scholz T., Brabec J., Wicht B.

13. 4. 2015

Myxozoan Evolution, Ecology and Development: two chapters

Ivan Fiala, Pavla Bartošová-Sojková


O’Dwyer K., Blasco-Costa I., Poulin R., Faltýnková A. (2014)

Four marine digenean parasites of Austrolittorina spp. (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in New Zealand: morphological and molecular data

Systematic Parasitology 89, 133-152


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

Ooycsts of coccidium Choleoeimeria hirbayah (Apicomplexa) in UV light

Ooycsts of coccidium Choleoeimeria hirbayah (Apicomplexa) in UV light