prof. Ing. Martin Kváč, Ph.D.

Job Position: Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of Veterinary and Medical Protistology

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775419
E-mail: kvac@paru.cas.cz
Room: 113

Description

Research interests

  • Endoparasites of farm and wild animals, including infectivity, pathogenity and relation to hosts.

 

Research priorities

Opportunistic protozoa, especially Cryptosporidia, Microsporidia and Giardia

Curriculum vitae

Education and professional experience

  • 1999: MSc. at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice.

  • 2003: Ph.D. at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice
  • 2003: research assistant at Institute of Parasitology ASCR, České Budějovice
  • 2004: assistant of professor at Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice
  • 2004: research scientist at Institute of Parasitology ASCR, České Budějovice
  • 2009: associated professor at Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice
  • 2009: head of Laboratory of Veterinary and Medical Protistology, Institute of Parasitology ASCR, České Budějovice

 

Grant projects

  • Occurence of microsporidia on the pig farms (2007)
  • Immune response of mice to infection with different gastric cryptosporidia from mammals (2007-2009)
  • Zoonotic potencial of Cryptosporidium species infecting cattle and pigs (2007-2009)
  • Host specifity and morphological variability of pig cryptosporidia (2006)
  • Gastric cryptosporidia in mammals: variability and host specificity (2005-2007)
  • Impact of increased contact with humans on diversity and ecology of protozoan parasites of African great apes (2009-2011) 
  • Prevalence, genotypic characterization and clinical effects caused by Blastocystis hominisi n patients with HIV and AIDS (2010-2012)
  • Use of genetic and biotechnological methods for improving the health of animals (2010-2012) 
  • Diversity, biology and phylogeny of Cryptosporidium spp. parasiting in rodents (2011-2014)
  • Anti-inflammatory activity of extracts isolated from selected Indonesian plants and their effect on opportunistic parasitoses (2011-2015)
  • Development of scientific team and laboratory for infectious diseases common to humans and great apes (2012-2015)
  • Livestock health and food safety - genetic, parasitic and nutritional aspects (2013-2015) 
  • Clinical, immunological and molecular profile of microsporidiosis and cryptosporidiosis in patients living with HIV in the population of Lower Silesia (2013-2014)
  • The application of molecular methods to identify and characterize Microsporidia in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients with kidney disease and evaluating the impact of selected drugs on the process of Microsporidia invasion in in vitro research (2013-2017)
  • Revealing Cryptosporidium diversity: Linking genetic variation to parasite biology (2015-2017)

 

Stays abroad

  • Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria (2000)
  • Institut für Parasitologie und Zoologie, Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien, Austria (2000)
  • Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia USA (2007)
  • Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia USA (2008)
  • Wroclaw Medical University, Department of Biology and Medical Parasitology, Wrocław, Poland (2009)
  • Center for Food Safety, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Griffin, Georgia, USA  (2011)
  • North Dakota State University, Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota, USA (2011)
  • North Dakota State University, Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota, USA (2012)
  • North Dakota State University, Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences, North Dakota, USA (2014)
  • University of Ottawa, Department of Biology, Ottawa Canada (2015)

 

Teaching Animal Health Protection
Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia

Veterinary Parasitology
Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia

Hygiene and Prevention of Diseases in Farm Animals
Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia

Publications
Total found: 84 records
Kellnerová K., Holubová N., Jandová A., Vejčík A., McEvoy J., Sak B., Kváč M. (2017) First description of Cryptosporidium ubiquitum XIIa subtype family in farmed fur animals European Journal of Protistology 59 : 108-113.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2017.03.007
Laatamna A., Holubová N., Sak B., Kváč M. (2017) Cryptosporidium meleagridis and C. baileyi (Apicomplexa) in domestic and wild birds in Algeria Folia Parasitologica 64 : 018.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2017.018
Piekarska J., Kicia M., Wesołowska M., Kopacz Z., Gorczykowski M., Szczepankiewicz B., Kváč M., Sak B. (2017) Zoonotic microsporidia in dogs and cats in Poland Veterinary Parasitology 246 : 108-111.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2017.09.011
Sak B., Jandová A., Doležal K., Kváč M., Květoňová D., Hlásková L., Rost M., Olšanský M., Nurcahyo W., Foitová I. (2017) Effects of selected Indonesian plant extracts on E. cuniculi infection in vivo Experimental Parasitology 181 : 94-101.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2017.07.014
Chelladurai J., Clark M., Kváč M., Holubová N., Khan E., Stenger B., Giddings C., McEvoy J. (2016) Cryptosporidium galli and novel Cryptosporidium avian genotype VI in North American red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) Parasitology Research 115 : 1901-1906.
DOI: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26818945
Hinney B., Sak B., Joachim A., Kváč M. (2016) More than a rabbit's tale Encephalitozoon spp. in wild mammals and birds International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 5 : 76-87.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2016.01.001
Hofmannová L., Hauptman K., Huclová K., Květoňová D., Sak B., Kváč M. (2016) Cryptosporidium erinacei and C. parvum in a group of overwinteringhedgehogs European Journal of Protistology 56 : 15-20.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2016.05.002
Holubová N., Sak B., Horčičková M., Hlásková L., Květoňová D., Menchaca S., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2016) Cryptosporidium avium n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in birds Parasitology Research 115 : 2243-2251.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-016-4967-8
Ježková J., Horčičková M., Hlásková L., Sak B., Květoňová D., Novák J., Hofmannová L., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2016) Cryptosporidium testudinis sp. n., Cryptosporidium ducismarci Traversa, 2010 and Cryptosporidium tortoise genotype III (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in tortoises Folia Parasitologica 63 : 035.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2016.035
Kicia M., Wesolowska M., Kopacz Z., Jakuszko K., Sak B., Květoňová D., Krajewska M., Kváč M. (2016) Prevalence and molecular characteristics of urinary and intestinal microsporidia infections in renal transplant recipients Clinical Microbiology and Infection 22 : 462.e5-462.e9.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2016.01.014
Kotková M., Němejc K., Sak B., Hanzal V., Květoňová D., Hlásková L., Čondlová Š., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2016) Cryptosporidium ubiquitum, C. muris and Cryptosporidium deer genotype in wild cervids and caprids in the Czech Republic Folia Parasitologica 63 : 003.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2016.003
Kváč M., Havrdová N., Hlásková L., Daňková T., Kanděra J., Ježková J., Vítovec J., Sak B., Ortega Y., Xiao L., Modrý D., Chelladurai J., Prantlová V., McEvoy J. (2016) Cryptosporidium proliferans n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae): Molecular and Biological Evidence of Cryptic Species within Gastric Cryptosporidium of Mammals PLoS One 11 : e0147090.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147090
Kváč M., Tomanová V., Samková E., Koubová J., Kotková M., McEvoy J., Sak B., Hlásková L. (2016) Encephalitozoon cuniculi in Raw Cow’s Milk Remains Infectious After Pasteurization Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 13 : 77-79.
DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2015.2036
Mynářová A., Foitová I., Kváč M., Květoňová D., Rost M., Morrogh-Bernard H., Nurcahyo W., Nguyen C., Supriyadi S., Sak B. (2016) Prevalence of Cryptosporidium spp., Enterocytozoon bieneusi, Encephalitozoon spp. and Giardia intestinalis in Wild, Semi-Wild and Captive Orangutans (Pongo abelii and Pongo pygmaeus) on Sumatra and Borneo, Indonesia PLoS One 11 : e0152771.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152771
Pecková R., Stuart P., Sak B., Květoňová D., Kváč M., Foitová I. (2016) Statistical comparison of excystation methods in Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts Veterinary Parasitology 230 : 1-5.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.10.007
Pelin A., Moteshareie H., Sak B., Selman M., Naor A., Eyahpaise M., Farinelli L., Golshani A., Kváč M., Corradi N. (2016) The genome of an Encephalitozoon cuniculi type III strain reveals insights into the genetic diversity and mode of reproduction of a ubiquitous vertebrate pathogen Heredity 116 : 458-465.
DOI: 10.1038/hdy.2016.4
Wagnerová P., Sak B., McEvoy J., Rost M., Sherwood D., Holcomb K., Kváč M. (2016) Cryptosporidium parvum and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in American Mustangs and Chincoteague ponies Experimental Parasitology 162 : 24-27.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2015.12.004
Wesołowska M., Szostakowska B., Kicia M., Sak B., Kváč M., Knysz B. (2016) Cryptosporidium meleagridis infection: the first report in Poland in an HIV-positive woman Annals of Parasitology 62 : 239-241.
DOI: 10.17420/ap6203.58
Kváč M., Hořická A., Sak B., Prediger J., Salát J., Širmarová J., Bartonička T., Clark M., Chelladurai J., Gillam E., Mcevoy J. (2015) Novel Cryptosporidium bat genotypes III and IV in bats from the USA and Czech Republic Parasitology Research 114 : 3917-3921.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4654-1
Laatamna A., Wagnerová P., Sak B., Květoňová D., Xiao L., Rost M., Mcevoy J., Saadi A., Aissi M., Kváč M. (2015) Microsporidia and Cryptosporidium in horses and donkeys in Algeria: Detection of a novel Cryptosporidium hominis subtype family (Ik) in a horse Veterinary Parasitology 208 : 135-142.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2015.01.007

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