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: 92 records
Čondlová Š., Horčičková M., Sak B., Květoňová D., Hlásková L., Konečný R., Stanko M., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2018) Cryptosporidium apodemi sp. n. and Cryptosporidium ditrichi sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in Apodemus spp. European Journal of Protistology 63 : 1-12.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2017.12.006
Kváč M., Vlnatá G., Ježková J., Horčičková M., Konečný R., Hlásková L., McEvoy J., Sak B. (2018) Cryptosporidium occultus sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in rats European Journal of Protistology 63 : 96-104.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2018.02.001
Pecková R., Doležal K., Sak B., Květoňová D., Kváč M., Nurcahyo W., Foitová I. (2018) Effect of Piper betle on Giardia intestinalis infection in vivo Experimental Parasitology 184 : 39-45.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2017.11.005
Plutzer J., Lassen B., Jokelainen P., Djurković-Djaković O., Kucsera I., Dorbek-Kolin E., Šoba B., Sréter T., Imre K., Omeragić J., Nikolić A., Bobić B., Živičnjak T., Lučinger S., Lazarić Stefanović L., Kučinar J., Sroka J., Deksne G., Keidāne D., Kváč M., Hůzová Z., Karanis P. (2018) Review of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in the eastern part of Europe, 2016 Eurosurveillance 23 : 16-00825.
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2018.23.4.16-00825
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
Kotková M., Sak B., Hlásková L., Kváč M. (2017) The course of infection caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi genotype III in immunocompetent and immunodeficient mice Experimental parasitology 182 : 16-21.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2017.09.022
Kváč M., Hofmannová L., Ortega Y., Holubová N., Horčičková M., Kicia M., Hlásková L., Květoňová D., Sak B., McEvoy J. (2017) Stray cats are more frequently infected with zoonotic protists than pet cats Folia Parasitologica 64 : 034.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2017.034
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
Prediger J., Horčičková M., Hofmannová L., Sak B., Ferrari N., Mazzamuto M., Romeo C., Wauters L., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2017) Native and introduced squirrels in Italy host different Cryptosporidium spp. European Journal of Protistology 61 : 64-75.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2017.09.007
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
Sak B., Kotková M., Hlásková L., Kváč M. (2017) Limited effect of adaptive immune response to control encephalitozoonosis Parasite Immunology 39 : e12496.
DOI: 10.1111/pim.12496
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

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