Mgr. Václav Hönig, Ph.D.

Job Position: PostDoc - Laboratory of Arbovirology

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775463
E-mail: honig@paru.cas.cz
Web: gisak.vsb.cz/klistata/
Room: 324

Description

Eco-epidemiology of mainly vector-borne zoonotic infections (tick-borne encephalitis virus, hantaviruses, Lyme diseases spirochetes...), ecology of arthropod vectors of infectious diseases, pathogen-vector-host interactions on cell, organismal and population levels.

Curriculum vitae

Education

2007 - 2015  Ph.D. in Parasitology; Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
thesis: Spatial distribution of tick-borne pathogens as a consequence of vector-host-pathogen interactions with environment
 
2005 - 2007  M.Sc. in General Biology – Microbiology; Masaryk University, Brno Czech Republic;
thesis: Genomospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in the common tick in southern Moravia
 
2002 - 2005  BSc. in General Biology and Medical Laboratory Techniques; Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
thesis: Variability of Lyme disease spirochetes analyzed by molecular biology methods.

 

Work experience

2016 – present   Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic & Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic

2011 – 2016  GEN-TREND, s. r. o., České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2008 - 2012  Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech           Republic

2009 - 2011  Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

                                    

Internships, stays abroad, Courses

2009             Laboratory of Eco-Epidemiology of Parasites, Institute of Biology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2009             Institute of Applied Statistic, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria; supported by AKTION scholarship

2009, 2010   several shorter visits, Institute of Comparative Tropical Medicin and Parasitology, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich

2010, 2011    PREFEKT – Systemic complex education of R&D scientists in R&D management and administration, Brno, Czech Republic

 

Teaching

Teaching assistant in practical courses: Biochemistry, Medical virology and workshops POSTICK Spring school 2011 (Tick sampling, Detection of tick-borne pathogens).

Consultant of bachelor (3 students) and master theses (3 students).

 

Grant activities

Contributed to project proposals:

Grant agency of the Czech Republic, Grant agency of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republics, International Co-Operation Central Europe, Technology Agency of The Czech Republic, The Enterprises and Innovations Operational Programme - Innovations

Participated as member of the research team:

“Ticks and tick borne infectious diseases in the conditions of South Bohemia and Bavaria”; Cíl3/Ziel; 3European Development Fund of the European Union; University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science

AKTION 53p19 Spatial mapping of ticks and tick-borne infectious diseases of the region of South Bohemia and Upper Austria”; Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic; University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science)

Innovation of a diagnostic product – enhancement of the method of detection of periodontal pathogens; The Enterprises and Innovations Operational Programme – Innovations; Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic; GEN-TREND s. r. o.

Expansion of the services of the molecular biology laboratory to the field of veterinary medicine and innovation of the process “international lab report”; The Enterprises and Innovations Operational Programme – Innovations; Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic; GEN-TREND s. r. o.

 

Organizational skills:

Participated on organization of following events:

POSTICK Spring school 2011

co-ordination of the project “Ticks and tick borne infectious diseases in the conditions of South Bohemia and Bavaria”

Conference Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in South Bohemia and Bavaria, 2011

editing of the project proceedings: Hönig, V., Zubriková, D., Vögerl, M., Švec, P., Pfister, K., Grubhoffer, L., 2011: Klíšťata a jimi přenášená onemocnění v Jihočeském kraji a Bavorsku / Zecken und zecken-übertragene Krankheiten in Südböhmen und Bayern. Jihočeská univerzita, České Budějovice, pp. 80, ISBN: 878-80-7394-309-7

 

Publication in journal with impact factor

Schwarz, A., Honig, V., Vavruskova, Z., Grubhoffer, L., Balczun, C., Albring, A., Schaub, G.A., 2012. Abundance of Ixodes ricinus and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in the nature reserve Siebengebirge, Germany, in comparison to three former studies from 1978 onwards. Parasit. Vectors 5:268. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-5-268

Rudenko, N., Golovchenko, M., Hönig, V., Mallátová, N., Krbková, L., Mikulášek, P., Fedorova, N., Belfiore, N.M., Grubhoffer, L., Lane, R.S., Oliver, J.H. Jr. 2013. Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto ospC alleles associated with human lyme borreliosis worldwide in non-human-biting tick Ixodes affinis and rodent hosts in Southeastern United States. Appl Environ Microbiol. 79:1444-1453. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02749-12

Crowder, C.D., Carolan, H.E., Rounds, M.A., Honig, V., Mothes, B., Haag, H., Nolte, O., Luft, B.J., Grubhoffer, L., Ecker, D.J., Schutzer, S.E., Eshoo, M.W., 2014. Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi in Ixodes Ticks in Europe and the United States. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 20(10):1678-1682. doi:10.3201/eid2010.131583

Honig, V., Svec, P., Halas, P., Vavruskova, Z., Tykalova, H., Kilian, P., Vetiskova, V., Dornakova, V., Sterbova, J., Simonova, Z., Erhart, J., Sterba, J., Golovchenko, M., Rudenko, N., Grubhoffer, L., 2015. Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia (Czech Republic) - Spatial variability in Ixodes ricinus abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence. Ticks Tick-Borne Dis. 6(5):559-567. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.04.010

           

Publications in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings

Daniel, M., Materna, J., Honig, V., Metelka, L., Danielova, V., Harcarik, J., Kliegrova, S., Grubhoffer, L., 2009. Vertical distribution of the tick Ixodes ricinus and tick-borne pathogens in the northern Moravian mountains correlated with climate warming (Jeseniky Mts., Czech Republic). Cent. Eur. J. Public Health 17, 139–145.

Švec, P., Hönig, V., Daniel, M., Danielová, V. Grubhoffer, L. (2009): Use of GIS for mapping of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia In: Geografie-sborník České geografické společnosti. 114: 157-168. [article in czech]

Hönig, V., Stehlík, M., Danielová, V., Daniel, M., Švec, P., Grubhoffer, L. (2010): Tick host-seeking activity and tick-borne encephalitis incidence: regression and homogeneity. JAMSI, 6 (1): 83-88.

Hönig V., Švec P., Masař O., Grubhoffer L. (2011): Tick-borne diseases risk model for South Bohemia (Czech Republic). In: Ruzicka J., Peskova K.Symposium GIS Ostrava 2011 - Proceeding, VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, ISBN 978-80-248-2366-9.

 

Monograph – project proceedings

Hönig, V., Zubriková, D., Vögerl, M., Švec, P., Pfister, K., Grubhoffer, L., 2011: Klíšťata a jimi přenášená onemocnění v Jihočeském kraji a Bavorsku / Zecken und zecken-übertragene Krankheiten in Südböhmen und Bayern. Jihočeská univerzita, České Budějovice, pp. 80, ISBN: 878-80-7394-309-7. [in czech and german]

 

Popularization articles

Švec, P., Hönig, V., Daniel, M., Danielová, V., Grubhoffer, L., 2009: Mapování klíšťat a klíšťaty přenášených patogenů v Jihočeském kraji s využitím GIS. ArcRevue 2/2009. p. 13-17.  [article in czech]

Švec, P., Hönig, V., Daniel, M., Danielová, V., Grubhoffer, L., 2009: Klíšťata a GIS. Vesmír 88, č. 2009/6. p 409. [article in czech]

Hönig V. 2011: Upíři jihočeských lesů. Krasec, 17: 22-23. [article in czech]

 

Presentations in conferences

Hönig V., Burri C., Materna J., Danielová V., Daniel M., Harčarik J., Gern L., Grubhoffer L. (2009): Identification of the hosts of Ixodes ricinus ticks collected in the Jeseníky mountain area (Czech Republic). Labudove dni conference proceedings, Bratislava, Slovak republic, poster presentation

Hönig V., Švec P., Danielová V., Daniel M., Grubhoffer L. (2009): Complex approach in mapping andirsk prediction of tick-borne diseases. Tomáškovy dny 2009 XVIII.. conference of young microbiologists, Brno, Czech Republic, talk in czech

Hönig V., Švec P., Danielová V., Daniel M., Grubhoffer L. (2010): Ticks and tick-borne diseases in South Bohemia (Czech Republic). EDEN 2010 International Conference proceedings. Montpellier, talk in english

Hönig V., Švec P., Danielova V., Daniel M., Grubhoffer L. (2010): Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases in South Bohemia (Czech Republic). 12th Iinternational Coference on Lyme Borreliosis, Ljubljana, Slovenia, poster presentation

Švec, P., Hönig, V., Masař., O., V., Grubhoffer, L. (2010): Model of prediction of tick-borne diseases – an example of South Bohemia. Ostrava, Czech Republic, talk in czech

Hönig V., Švec P., Masař O., Kilian P., Dorňáková V., Dupejová J., Palus M., Vavrušková Z., Grubhoffer L. (2011): Tick and tick-borne disease research in South Bohemia with the use of GIS. XI. International Jena Symposium on Tick-Borne Diseases 2011, Weimar, Germany, poster presentation

Vögerl M., Čerňanská D., Švec P., Hönig V. Pfister K. (2011): The seasonal activity of questing Ixodes ricinus in two regions of Bavaria (Southern Germany), Oberpfalz and Niederbayern. XI. International Jena Symposium on Tick-Borne Diseases 2011, Weimar, Germany, poster presentation

Honig V., Crowder C., Rounds M., Matthews H., Vavruskova Z., Grubhoffer L., Ecker D., Luft B., Eshoo M. (2011): Ixodes ricinus transmitted pathogens and potential host associations. TTP 7 Conference, Zaragoza, poster presentation

Hönig V., Švec P., Vavrušková Z., Halas P., Crowder C., Rounds M., Mathews H., Ecker, D. Eshoo, M., Luft, B., Grubhoffer L. (2011): Tick – Host – Pathogen: romantic triangle in the environment of South Bohemia. II. Labudove dni conference, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, invited lecture

Honig V. (2014): Ticks and tick borne infectious diseases in the conditions of South Bohemia and Bavaria, 16. meeting of the monitoring committee - Cross-border cooperation programme Czech Republic – Free State Of Bavaria

 

Applied research outputs

Specialized maps:

Number of Lyme borreliosis disease cases in the years 2001-2008 n relation with the activity of tick populations and prevalence of the causative agent in the ticks

Number of tick-borne encephalitis disease cases in the years 2001-2008 n relation with the activity of tick populations and prevalence of the causative agent in the ticks

The acarological risk of tick attack

Publications
Total found: 6 records
Strnad M., Hönig V., Růžek D., Grubhoffer L., Rego R. O. M. (2017) Europe-wide meta-analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato prevalence in questing Ixodes ricinus ticks Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83 : e00609-17.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.00609-17
Hönig V., Švec P., Halas P., Vavrušková Z., Šťastná H., Kilian P., Vrtišková V., Dorňáková V., Dupejová J., Simonová Z., Mondeková H., Erhart J., Štěrba J., Golovchenko M., Grubhoffer L., Rudenko N. (2015) Ticks and tick-borne pathogens in South Bohemia (Czech Republic) - spatial variability in Ixodes ricinus abundance, Borrelia burgdorferi and tick-borne encephalitis virus prevalence Ticks and Tick-borne diseases 6 : 559-567.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.04.010
Crowder Chris D., Carolan Heather E., Rounds Megan A., Hönig V., Mothes B., Haag H., Nolte O., Luft Ben J., Grubhoffer L., Ecker David J., Schutzer Steven E., Eshoo Mark W. (2014) Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi in Ixodes ticks in Europe and the United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20 : 1678-1682.
DOI: 10.3201/eid2010.131583
Rudenko N., Golovchenko M., Hönig V., Mallátová N., Krbková L., Mikulášek P., Fedorova N., Belfiore N., Grubhoffer L., Lane R., Oliver J. (2013) Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi Sensu Stricto ospC Alleles Associated with Human Lyme Borreliosis Worldwide in Non-Human-Biting Tick Ixodes affinis and Rodent Hosts in Southeastern United States Applied and Enviromental Microbiology 79 : 1444-1453.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02749-12
Schwarz A., Hönig V., Vavrušková Z., Grubhoffer L., Balczun C., Albring A., Schaub G. (2012) Abundance of Ixodes ricinus and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. in the nature reserve Siebengebirge, Germany, in comparison to three ormer studies from 1978 onwards. Parasites & vectors 5 : 268.
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-268
Daniel M., Materna J., Hönig V., Metelka L., Danielová V., Harčarik J., Kliegrová S., Grubhoffer L. (2009) Vertical distribution of the tick Ixodes ricinus and tick-borne pathogens in the northern Moravian mountains correlated with climate warming (Jeseníky Mts., Czech Republic). Cent Eur J Public Health 17 : 139-145.

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