Research projects

  • Functional analysis of mitochondrial proteins in Trypanosoma brucei. Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (204/06/1558; P.I.: J. Lukeš; 2006–2008)
  • Characterization of a novel protein complex involved in RNA processing and editing in the mitochondrion ofTrypanosoma brucei. Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (204/09/1667; P.I.: J. Lukeš; 2009–2012)
  • The role of Trypanosoma brucei RNA binding proteins in mitochondrial transcript processing. Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IAA500960705; P.I.: J. Lukeš; 2007–2010)
  • Mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei enters the post-proteomic era. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (ME09005; P.I.: J. Lukeš; 2009)
  • Construction of the new eukaryotic expression system. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (1QS600220554; P.I.: J. Lukeš; 2005–2008)
  • Model organisms as a key to the understanding of functions of disease-related human genes. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (2B06129; P.I.: J. Lukeš; 2006–2011)
  • Genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic view of a photosynthetic algae Chromera velia, a evolutionary ‘missing link’ to the human malaria parasites. Global collaborative grant, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (P.I.: A. Pain and J. Lukeš; 2010-2012)

Current Events


List of publications (by date - from the newest)



















  • Maslov D.A., Lukeš J., Jirků M. & Simpson L. (1996) Phylogeny of trypanosomes as inferred from the small and large subunit rRNAs: Implications for the evolution of parasitism in the trypanosomatid protozoa. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 75:197-205


  • Jirků M., Kolesnikov A.A., Benada O. & Lukeš J. (1995) Marine fish and ray trypanosomes have large kinetoplast minicircle DNA. Mol. Biochem. Parasitol. 73: 279-283
  • Lukeš J. (1995) Goussia chalupskyi n.sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the chub Leuciscus cephalus (Cyprinidae). Syst. Parasitol. 30:27-30
  • Kolesnikov A.A., Jirků M., Pecková H., Polák A., Maslov D.A., Lukeš J. (1995) Analysis of kinetoplast DNA of freshwater fish trypanosomes. Folia Parasitol. 40: 424-428


  • Lukeš J., Arts G-J., van den Burg J., de Haan A., Opperdoes F., Sloof P. & Benne R. (1994) Novel pattern of editing regions in mitochondrial transcripts of the cryptobiid Trypanoplasma borreli. EMBO J. 13: 5086-5098
  • Lukeš J. (1994) A giant merogonial stage (Apicomplexa, Coccidia) in the intestine of Blicca bjoerkna (L.)(Cyprinidae). Parasite 1: 393-395
  • Lukeš J. (1994) Morphology of life cycle of Goussia bohemica n.sp. (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae), a parasite of the goblet and epithelial cells of the gudgeon (Gobio gobio L.). Europ. J. Protistol. 30: 68-74


  • Lukeš J., Volf P. & Lom J. (1993) Detection of chitin in spores of Myxobolus muelleri and M. subepithelialis (Myxosporea, Myxozoa). Parasitol. Res. 79: 439-440
  • Lukeš J. (1993) A coccidian (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) with extracytoplasmally located stages in kidney tubules of golden carp (Carassius auratus gibelio L.)(Cyprinidae). Folia Parasitol. 40: 1-7


  • Lukeš J. & Starý V. (1992) Ultrastructure of life cycle stages of Goussia janae (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) and X-ray microanalysis of accompanying precipitates. Can. J. Zool. 70: 2382-2397
  • Zajíček P. & Lukeš J. (1992) Differentiation of freshwater and marine fish trypanosomes by lectin agglutinability. Folia Parasitol. 39: 195-200
  • Lukeš J. (1992) Life cycle of Goussia pannonica (Molnár, 1989) (Apicomplexa, Eimeriorina), an extracytoplasmic coccidium from the white bream, Blicca bjoerkna. J. Protozool. 39: 484-494
  • Lukeš J. & Kepr T. (1992) Eimeria lydiae n.sp.(Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae), a parasite of the brown trout, Salmo trutta m. fario (Salmonidae). Arch. Protistenkd. 141: 219-222


  • Lukeš J. & Vávra J. (1991) Microsporidium aedium n.sp., from the mosquito Aedes cantans. J. Invertebr. Pathol. 58: 274-276
  • Lukeš J., Steinhagen D. & Körting W. (1991) Goussia carpelli (Apicomplexa, Eimeriorina) from cyprinid fish: Field observations and infection experiments. Angew. Parasitol. 32:149-153


  • Steinhagen D., Lukeš J. & Körting W. (1990) Ultrastructural observations on gamogonic stages of Goussia subepithelialis (Apicomplexa, Coccidia) from common carp Cyprinus carpio. Dis. aquat. Org. 9: 31-36
  • Lukeš J. & Dyková I. (1990) Goussia janae n.sp. (Apicomplexa,Eimeriorina) in dace Leuciscus leuciscus and chub L. cephalus. Dis. aquat. Org. 8: 85-90
  • Lukeš J. & Vávra J. (1990) Life cycle of Amblyospora weiseri n.sp. (Microsporidia) in Aedes cantans (Diptera, Culicidae). Europ. J. Protistol. 25: 200-208
  • Volf P., Lukeš J. & Srp V. (1990) Study on the population of the warble fly, Oestromyia leporina (Pallas 1778)(Diptera, Hypodermatidae) in Bohemia. Folia Parasitol. 37: 187-190
  • Lukeš J. & Vávra J. (1990) Life cycle of Amblyospora weiseri n.sp. (Microsporidia) in Aedes cantans (Diptera, Culicidae). Europ. J. Protistol. 25: 200-208


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