RNDr. Jan Brabec, Ph.D.

Job Position: PostDoc - Laboratory of Helminthology

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775484
E-mail: brabcak@paru.cas.cz
Room: 209

Description

Molecular phylogeny and systematics of parasitic flatworms, especially cestodes
 
Development of population genetic markers (organellar genomes, microsatellite loci) for population genetic studies of globally distributed flatworm models: species complex of trematodes of the genus Diplostomum and Asian fish tapeworm Schyzocotyle acheilognathi
 
Development of novel molecular markers for evolutionary studies of basal cestode lineages
 
Molecular differential diagnostics of helminth parasites

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. Supervisor: Tomas Scholz

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

International research visits

Dr Tim Littlewood, Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, 2 Sep–4 Dec 2013, 15 Sep–19 Dec 2014

Dr Peter Olson, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, London, UK, 21 Nov–16 Dec 2005, 5 Dec–17 Dec 2010

Prof Klaus Brehm, Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 30 Oct–15 Dec 2006, 6–31 Oct 2008

Publications
Total found: 23 records
Brabec J., Kuchta R., Scholz T., Littlewood D. (2016) Paralogues of nuclear ribosomal genes conceal phylogenetic signal within the invasive Asian fish tapeworm lineage: evidence from next generation sequencing data International Journal for Parasitology 46 : 555-562.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.03.009
Briscoe A., Bray R., Brabec J., Littlewood D. (2016) The mitochondrial genome and ribosomal operon of Brachycladium goliath (Digenea: Brachycladiidae) recovered from a stranded minke whale Parasitology International 65 : 271-275.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2016.02.004
Oros M., Brabec J., Kuchta R., Choudhury A., Scholz T. (2016) A synoptic review of Promonobothrium Mackiewicz, 1968 (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), parasites of suckers (Catostomidae) in North America, with description of two new species Folia Parasitologica 63 : 008.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2016.008

Documents to download:
Oros et al. 2016 FP (pdf)
Brabec J., Kostadinova A., Scholz T., Littlewood D. (2015) Complete mitochondrial genomes and nuclear ribosomal RNA operons of two species of Diplostomum (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda): a molecular resource for taxonomy and molecular epidemiology of important fish pathogens Parasites & Vectors 8 : 336.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0949-4
Brabec J., Waeschenbach A., Scholz T., Littlewood D., Kuchta R. (2015) Molecular phylogeny of the Bothriocephalidea (Cestoda): molecular data challenge morphological classification International Journal for Parasitology 45 : 761-771.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.05.006
Hernandez Orts J., Scholz T., Brabec J., Kuzmina T., Kuchta R. (2015) High morphological plasticity and global geographical distribution ofthe Pacific broad tapeworm Adenocephalus pacificus (syn.Diphyllobothrium pacificum): Molecular and morphological survey Acta Tropica 149 : 168-178.
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2015.05.017
Kuchta R., Scholz T., Brabec J., Wicht B. (2015) Diphyllobothrium, Diplogonoporus and Spirometra. Section III Important Foodborne Parasites, L. Xiao, U. Ryan and Y. Feng (Eds.) 299-326.
Scholz T., Oros M., Choudhury A., Brabec J., Waeschenbach A. (2015) New circumscription of freshwater fish parasites monobothrium diesing, 1863 and promonobothrium mackiewicz, 1968 (cestoda: caryophyllidea) using morphological and molecular evidence Journal of parasitology 101 : 29-36.
DOI: 10.1645/14-610.1
Bazsalovicsova E., Kráľová-Hromadová I., Brabec J., Hanzelová V., Oros M., Scholz T. (2014) Conflict between morphology and molecular data: a case of the genus Caryophyllaeus (Cestoda, Caryophyllidea), monozoic tapeworms of cyprinid fishes Folia Parasitologica 61 : 347-354.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2014.035
Kuchta R., Esteban J., Brabec J., Scholz T. (2014) Misidentification of Diphyllobothrium Species Related to Global Fish Trade, Europe Emerging Infectious Diseases 20 : 1955-1957.
DOI: 10.3201/eid2011.140996
Scholz T., Oros M., Bazsalovicsová E., Brabec J., Waeschenbach A., Xi B., Aydogdu A., Besprozvannykh V., Shimazu T., Kráľová-Hromadová I., Littlewood D. (2014) Molecular evidence of cryptic diversity in Paracaryophyllaeus (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), parasites of loaches (Cobitidae) in Eurasia, including description of P. vladkae n. sp. Parasitology international 63 : 841-850.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2014.07.015
Kuchta R., Brabec J., Kubáčková P., Scholz T. (2013) Tapeworm Diphyllobothrium dendriticum (Cestoda) – neglected or emerging human parasite? A review PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 7 : e2535.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002535
Yera H., Kuchta R., Brabec J., Peyron F., Dupouy-Camet J. (2013) First identification of eggs of the Asian fish tapeworm Bothriocephalus acheilognathi (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea) in human stool Parasitology international 62 : 268-271.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2013.02.001
Ash A., Scholz T., de Chambrier A., Brabec J., Oros M., Kar P., Chavan S., Mariaux J. (2012) Revision of Gangesia (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea) in the Indomalayan region: morphology, molecules and surface ultrastructure. PLoS ONE 7 : e46421.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046421
Brabec J., Scholz T., Kráľová-Hromadová I., Bazsalovicsová E., Olson P. (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.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.01.005
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. g. and description of Tetracampos martinae n. sp. Zootaxa 3309 : 1-35.
Oros M., Ash A., Brabec J., Kar P., 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.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-012-9367-6
Scholz T., Brabec J., Kráľová-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.


Documents to download:
2011_Scholz_FP_197 (pdf)
Wicht B., Yanagida T., Scholz T., Ito A., Jiménez J., Brabec J. (2010) Multiplex PCR for differential identification of broad tapeworms (Cestoda: Diphyllobothrium) infecting humans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48 : 3111–3116.
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00445-10
Kuchta R., Scholz T., Brabec J., Bray R. (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.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2007.08.005

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