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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20. 6. 2016

The New York Times Magazine

treat debilitating diseases by infecting with gastrointestinal worms


Basu S., Horáková E., Lukeš J. (2016)

Iron-associated biology of Trypanosoma brucei.

Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1860, 368-370

Hönig V., Švec P., Halas P., Vavrušková Z., Tykalová H., Kilian P., Vetišková V., Dorňáková V., Štěrbová J., Simonová Z., Mondeková H., Erhart J., Štěrba J., Golovchenko M., Rudenko N., Grubhoffer L. (2015)

Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia (Czech Republic) - spatial variability in Ixodes ricinus abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence

Ticks and Tick-borne diseases 6, 559-567

Navarro J., Albo-Puigserver M., Coll M., Saez R., Forero M. G., Kuchta R. (2014)

Isotopic discrimination of stable isotopes of nitrogen (δ15N) and carbon (δ13C) in a host-specific holocephalan tapeworm

Journal of Helminthology 88, 371-375


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

Ixodes ricinus - SEM micrograph

Ixodes ricinus - SEM micrograph