Jan Brabec, PhD

Jan Brabec

Postdoc, Laboratory of Helminthology

Contact

phone: 5484

e-mail: brabcak@paru.cas.cz

room: 209

Research interests

 

Molecular taxonomy and systematics, phylogenetics and evolution of parasitic flatworms, especially cestodes
 
Development of phylogenomic methods for evolutionary studies
 
Molecular differential diagnostics of helminth parasites

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Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 2006–2012 PhD, Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Thesis: Molecular systematics and evolution of basal cestode lineages
  • 2004–2006 MSc, Parasitology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Thesis: Paraphyly of pseudophyllidean tapeworms: testing a phylogenetic hypothesis using sequence data (18S & 28S rDNA). Supervisor: Tomas Scholz.
  • 2001–2004 BSc, Biomedical Laboratory Techniques, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. Thesis: Molecular phylogeny of tapeworms of the order Pseudophyllidea. Supervisor: Tomas Scholz.
Publications
  • Ash A, Scholz T, de Chambrier A, Brabec J, Oros M, Kar PK, Chavan SP, Mariaux J. 2012. Revision of Gangesia (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea) in the Indomalayan Region: morphology, molecules and surface ultrastructure. PLoS ONE 7: e46421.
  • Oros M, Ash A, Brabec J, Kar PK, Scholz T. 2012. A new monozoic tapeworm, Lobulovarium longiovatum n. g., n. sp. (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), from barbs Puntius spp. (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Indomalayan region. Systematic Parasitology 83: 1–13.
  • Kuchta R, Burianová A, Jirků M, de Chambrier A, Oros M, Brabec J, Scholz T. 2012. Bothriocephalidean tapeworms (Cestoda) of freshwater fish in Africa, including erection of Kirstenella n. gen. and description of Tetracampos martinae n. sp. Zootaxa 3309: 1–35.
  • Brabec J, Scholz T, Králová-Hromadová I, Bazsalovicsová E, Olson PD. 2012. Substitution saturation and nuclear paralogs of commonly employed phylogenetic markers in the Caryophyllidea, an unusual group of non-segmented tapeworms (Platyhelminthes). International Journal for Parasitology 42: 259–267.
  • Scholz T, Brabec J, Králová-Hromadová I, Oros M, Bazsalovicsová E, Ermolenko A, Hanzelová V. 2011. Revision of Khawia (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), parasites of cyprinid fish, including a key to their identification and molecular phylogeny. Folia Parasitologica 58: 197–223.
  • Wicht B, Yanagida T, Scholz T, Ito A, Jiménez JA, Brabec J. 2010. Multiplex PCR for differential identification of broad tapeworms (Cestoda: Diphyllobothrium) infecting humans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48: 3111–3116.
  • Kuchta R, Scholz T, Brabec J, Jirsová D, Gustinelli A. 2008. Bothriocephalidean tapeworms (Cestoda) from the blackfish, Centrolophus niger (Perciformes: Centrolophidae). Folia Parasitologica 55: 111–121.
  • Kuchta R, Scholz T, Brabec J, Bray RA. 2008. Suppression of the tapeworm order Pseudophyllidea (Platyhelminthes: Eucestoda) and the proposal of two new orders, Bothriocephalidea and Diphyllobothriidea. International Journal for Parasitology 38: 49–55.
  • Brabec J, Kuchta R, Scholz T. 2006. Paraphyly of the Pseudophyllidea (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda): Circumscription of monophyletic clades based on phylogenetic analysis of ribosomal RNA.  International Journal for Parasitology 36: 1535–1541.
  • Škeríková A, Brabec J, Kuchta R, Jiménez JA, García HH, Scholz T. 2006. Is the human-infecting Diphyllobothrium pacificum a valid species or just a South American population of the holarctic broadfish tapeworm, D. latum? A molecular evidence. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 75: 307–310.
International research visits
  • Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, 5 Dec–17 Dec 2010
  • Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 6 Oct–31 Oct 2008
  • Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 30 Oct–15 Dec 2006
  • Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, 21 Nov–16 Dec 2005
 

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