prof. RNDr. Julius Lukeš, CSc.

Job Position: Director , Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Protists

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775416
E-mail: jula@paru.cas.cz
Web: www.paru.cas.cz
Room: 002 / PARU II

Description

Management and Leadership of the Institute of Parasitology

Curriculum vitae

 

Professional Experience

· 1991-present: Research Scientist, Institute of Parasitology, České Budějovice
· 1992-2012: Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology
· 1993: Postdoctoral Fellow, E.C.Slater Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
· 1995-present: Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Parasitology
· 1994-1997: Assistant, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
· 1997-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside
· 1998-1999: Visiting Scientist, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
· 2003-2012: Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, University of South Bohemia
· 2006-present: Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia
· 2007-2012: Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
· 2008-present: Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Agriculture
· 2008-2012: Head of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology
· 2012-present: Director of the Institute of Parasitology
· 2012-present: Committee member of International Society of Protistologists

Honors and Awards

· 1993: EMBO Fellowship
· 1994-1996: Chairman of the Czech Society of Protozoology
· 1995: Fulbright Travel Grant
· 1997: Young Scientist Award of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences
· 2000-2005: European Councillor of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
· 2006-2008: President of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
· 2002: Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding young researchers
· 2003-2009: President of the Czech Society of Protozoology
· 2004-present: Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
· 2007: Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences
· 2007-2009: Vice-president of the International Society of Protistologists
· 2009-2011: Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
· 2011: Prize of the Minister of Education for Excellence in Research
· 2012-present: Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Invited Lectures

· University of Hannover, Germany, 1991
· University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1993, 1994, 2003
· University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1995
· State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, 1995
· National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, 1995
· Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA, 1997
· Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, 1997, 2000
· University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 1998, 1999, 2002
· Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999, 2006, 2007
· School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 2000
· Institute of Cytology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001
· De Duve Institute of Pathology, Brussels, Belgium, 2002, 2006
· Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, 2002
· Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2003, 2008
· CIRAD, Montpellier, France, 2003
· Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012
· Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2004
· University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 2004
· Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA, 2004
· New York University, New York, USA, 2004
· University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2004
· University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2005
· Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vancouver, Canada, 2005, 2006
· Foundation Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
· University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
· Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, USA, 2006, 2010
· Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 2006
· South Medical University, Guangzhou, China, 2006
· Kuvin Centre, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2006
· Technion-Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2006
· University of California, Riverside, USA, 2007
· Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 2008
· University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., 2008
· Newcastle University, U.K., 2008
· Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Quebec, Canada, 2008
· University of Cambridge, U.K., 2008
· Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2008
· Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
· University of Bern, Switzerland, 2008
· University of California, Irvine, USA, 2009
· Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2009
· University of Cardiff, Cardiff, U.K., 2010
· University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, 2010
· Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 2010
· Seattle Biomed, Seattle, USA, 2010, 2012
· Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2011
· King Abdulah University, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2011
· Molecular Biology Laboratory, Cambridge, U.K., 2011
· University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011
· European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011, 2012
· University of Queensland, Australia, 2011
· Biodiversity Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
· University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., 2012
· University of California, Riverside, USA, 2012
· Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 2012
· National Institutes of Alergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA, 2012
· University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 2012
· University of Exeter, Exeter, U.K., 2012
· Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 2012

Editorial Board

· 2004-2006: Protistology
· 2005-2011: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
· 2004-2008: Kinetoplastid Biology and Diseases
· 2009-present: The Open Parasitology Journal
· 2010-2012: International Journal for Parasitology
· 2011-2012: Folia Parasitologova (Associate Editor)

Principal organizer of conferences

· XIII. biannual meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology – August 2000 (120 participants)
· Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis seminar of the British Society of Parasitology – August 2004 (140 participants)
· Euroleish Meeting – September 2004 (30 participants)
· Mitochondrion of trypanosomes enters the post-proteomic era – September 2009 (70 participants)

Teaching Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Parasites
Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia

Biology of Parasitic Protozoa
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Principles of Molecular Biology
Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia

Publications
Total found: 290 records
Adl S.M., Bass D., Lane C., Lukeš J., Schoch C., Smirnov A., Agatha S. , Berney C., Brown M.W., Burki F., Cárdenas P., Čepička I., Chistyakova L., del Campo J., Dunthorn M., Edvardsen B., Eglit Y., Guillou L. , Hampl V., Heiss A.A., Hoppenrath M., James T.Y., Karnowska J., Karpov S., Kim E., Kolísko M., Kudryavtsev A., Lahr D.J.G., Lara E., Le Gall L., Lynn D., Mann D. G., Massana R., Mitchell E., Morrow Ch., Pawlowski J., Powel M.J., Richter D.J., Rueckert S., Shadwick L., Shimano S., Spiegel F., Torruella G., Youssef N., Zlatogursky V., Zhang Q. (2019) Revisions to the Classification, Nomenclature, and Diversity of Eukaryotes Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 66 : 4–119.
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12691

Documents to download:
Adl et al. 2019 (pdf)
Bianchi C., Kostygov A., Kraeva N., Záhonová K., Horáková E., Sobotka R., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2019) An enigmatic catalase of Blastocrithidia. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 232 : 111199.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2019.111199

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Bianchi_Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology_2019 (pdf)
Caputi L., Carradec Q., Eveillard D., Kirilovsky A., Pelletier E., Karlusich P.J.J., Vieira F.R.J., Villar E., Chaffron S., Malviya S., Scalco E., Acinas S.G., Alberti A., Aury J.-M., Benoiston A.-S., Bertrand A., Biard T., Bittner L., Boccara M., Brum J.R., Brunet C., Busseni G., Carratala A., Claustre H., Coeelho L.P., Colin S., D’Aniello S., Da Silva C., Del Core M., Doré H., Gasparini S., Kokoszka F., Jamet J.-L., Lejeusne C., Lepoivre C., Lescot M., Lima-Mendez G., Lombard F., Lukeš J., Maillet N., Madoui M., Martinez E., Mazzocchi M.G., Néou M.B., Paz-Yepes J., Poulain J., Ramondenc S., Romagnan J.-B., Roux S., Salvagio Manta D., Sanges R., Speich S., Speich S., Sprovieri M., Sunagawa S., Taillander V., Tanaka A., Tirichine L., Trottier C., Uitz J., Veluchamy A., Veselá J., Vincent F., Yau S., Kandels-Lewis S., Searson S., Dimier C., Picheral M., Bork P., Boss E., de Vargas C., Follows M.J., Grimsley N., Guidi L., Hingamp P., Karsenti E., Sordino P., Stemmann L., Sullivan M.B., Not F., Ribera d‘Alcala M., Wincker P., Bowler C., Iudicone D. (2019) Community-level responses to iron availability in open ocean planktonic ecosystems. Global biogeochemical cycles 33 : 391–419.
DOI: 10.1029/2018GB006022

Documents to download:
Caputi_et al._2019 (pdf)
Ebenezer T.E., Zoltner M., Burrel A., Nenarokova A., Novák Vanclová A.M.G., Prasad B., Soukal P., Santana-Molina C., O´Neill E., Nankissoor N.N., Vadakedath N., Daiker V., Obado S., Silva-Pereira S., Jackson A., Devos D.P., Lukeš J., Lebert M., Vaughan S., Hampl V., Carrington M., Ginger M., Dacks J., Kelly S., Field M. (2019) Transcriptome, proteome and draft genome of Euglena gracilis BMC biology 17 : 11.
DOI: 10.1186/s12915-019-0626-8

Documents to download:
Ebenezer et al._2019 (pdf)
Lukeš J. (2019) Julius Lukeš Current Biology 29 : R142–R144.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.038

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Lukes_2019 (pdf)
Mallapaty S., Lukeš J. (2019) For risky research with great potential, dive deep. Multimillion-dollar experiment generates tools to study marine microorganisms. Nature Index 360° 25 Feb : News.


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Lukes 2019_Nature index (pdf)
Maslov D., Opperdoes F.R., Kostygov A., Hashimi H., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2019) Recent advances in trypanosomatid research: genome organization, expression, metabolism, taxonomy and evolution. Parasitology 146 : 1–27.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182018000951

Documents to download:
Maslov et al.2019 (pdf)
Nenarokova A., Záhonová K., Krasilnikova M., Gahura O., McCulloch R., Zíková A., Yurchenko V., Lukeš J. (2019) Causes and effects of loss of classical nonhomologous end joining pathway in parasitic eukaryotes mBio 10 : e01541-19.
DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01541-19
Okamoto N., Gawryluk R., del Campo J., Strassert J., Lukeš J., Richards T., Worden A., Santoro A., Keeling P. (2019) A Revised Taxonomy of Diplonemids Including the Eupelagonemidae n. fam. and a Type Species, Eupelagonema oceanica n. gen. & sp. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 66 : 519–524.
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12679

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Okamoto et al.2019_inpress (pdf)
Prokopchuk G., Tashyreva D., Yabuki A., Horák A., Masařová P., Lukeš J. (2019) Morphological, ultrastructural, motility and evolutionary characterization of two new Hemistasiidae species Protist 170 : 259–282.
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2019.04.001

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Prokopchuk et al._2019_Protist (pdf)
Sobotková K., Parker W., Levá J., Růžková J., Lukeš J., Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2019) Helminth Therapy – From the Parasite Perspective Trends in Parasitology 35 : 71–76.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2019.04.009

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Sobotkova et.al._2019_Trends in Parasitology (pdf)
Votýpka J., Kment P., Kriegová E., Vermeij M.J.A., Keeling P., Yurchenko V., Lukeš J. (2019) High Prevalence and Endemism of Trypanosomatids on a Small Caribbean Island High prevalence and endemism of trypanosomatids on a small Caribbean island 66 : 600–607.
DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12704

Documents to download:
Votýpka et al. 2019_Eukaryotic Microbiology (pdf)
Butenko A., da Silva V.T., Frolov A., Opperdoes F., Soares R.P., Kostygov A., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2018) Leptomonas pyrrhocoris: genomic insight into parasite’s physiology Current Genomics 19 : 150-156.
DOI: 10.2174/1389202918666170815143331

Documents to download:
Butenko et al. CurrGenomics 2018 (pdf)
Dixit S., Lukeš J. (2018) Combinatorial interplay of RNA binding proteins tune levels of mitochondrial mRNA in trypanosomes. RNA 24 : 1594–1606.
DOI: 10.1261/rna.066233.118

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Dixit and Lukeš_2018 (pdf)
Faktorová D., Bär A., Hashimi H., McKenney K., Horák A., Schnaufer A., Rubio M., Alfonzo J., Lukeš J. (2018) TbUTP10, a protein involved in early stages of pre-18S rRNA processing in Trypanosoma brucei Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 225 : 84–93.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2018.09.003

Documents to download:
Faktorova_et al._2018 (pdf)
Faktorová D., Valach M., Kaur B., Burger G., Lukeš J. (2018) Mitochondrial RNA editing and processing in diplonemid protists. In: M.W. Gray and J. Cruz-Reyes (Eds.), RNA Metabolism in Mitochondria Springer 145–176.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-78190-7_6

Documents to download:
Faktorova et.al 2018_chapter_RNA Metabolism in Mitochondria (pdf)
Flegontova O., Flegontov P., Malviya S., Poulain J., de Vargas C., Bowler C., Lukeš J., Horák A. (2018) Neobodonids are dominant kinetoplastids in the global ocean Environmental Microbiology 20 : 878-889.
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14034

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Flegontova_et.al_2018 (pdf)
Gerasimov E.S., Gasparyan A.A., Kaurov I., Tichý B., Logacheva M., Kolesnikov A., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V., Zimmer S., Flegontov P. (2018) Trypanosomatid mitochondrial RNA editing: dramatically complex transcript repertoires revealed with a dedicated mapping tool Nucleic Acids Research 46 : 765-781.
DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkx1202

Documents to download:
Gerasimov et al. 2018 (pdf)
Grybchuk D., Akopyants N., Kostygov A., Konovalovas A., Lye L., Dobson D., Zangger H., Fasel N., Butenko A., Frolov A., Votýpka J., d’Avila-Levy C., Kulich P., Moravcová J., Plevka P., Rogozin I.B., Serva S., Lukeš J., Beverley S., Yurchenko V. (2018) Viral discovery and diversity in trypanosomatids with a focus on relatives of the human parasite Leishmania Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115 : E506-E515.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1717806115

Documents to download:
Grybchuk et al. 2018 PNAS (pdf)
Grybchuk D., Kostygov A., Macedo D.H., Votýpka J., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2018) RNA Viruses in Blechomonas (Trypanosomatidae) and Evolution of Leishmaniavirus mBio 9 : e01932-18.
DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01932-18

Documents to download:
Grybchuk_et al._2018_mBio (pdf)

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