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


12. 6. 2014

Primate Parasitology

International Conference: Primate Parasitology: Development, Methods and Future and Summer School of Primate Parasitology

22. 4. 2014

Seminar: Marek Elias

Evolution of the membranome

18. 4. 2014

Českobudějovický deník: Jan Erhart

Ticks do well after gentle winter


15. 4. 2014

"2nd Chromera Meeting"

Registration since 1.3.2014


Kafková L., Ammerman M.L., Faktorová D., Fisk J.C., Zimmer S.L., Sobotka R., Read L.K., Lukeš J., Hashimi H. (2012)

Functional characterization of two paralogs that are novel RNA binding proteins influencing mitochondrial transcripts of Trypanosoma brucei

RNA 18, 1-16

Flegontov P., Lukes J. (2012)

Mitochondrial Genomes of Photosynthetic Euglenids and Alveolates

Advances in Botanical Research 63, 127-153

Pawlowski J., Audic S., Adl S., Bass D., Belbahri L., Berney C., Bowser S.S., Cepicka I., Decelle J., Dunthorn M., Fiore-Donno A.M., Gile G.H., Holzmann M., Jahn R., Jirků M., Keeling P.J., Kostka M., Kudryavtsev A., Lara E., Lukeš J., Mann D.G., Mitchell E.A.D., Nitsche F., Romeralo M., Saunders G.W., Simpson A.G.B., Smirnov A.V., Spouge J.L., Stern R.F., Stoeck T., Zimmermann J., Schindel D., de Vargas C. (2012)

CBOL Protist Working Group: Barcoding Eukaryotic Richness beyond the Animal, Plant, and Fungal Kingdoms

PLoS Biol. 10, 1-5 (pdf)


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