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: 109 records
Čondlová Š., Horčičková E., Havrdová N., Sak B., Hlásková L., Perec-Matysiak A., Kicia M., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2019) Diversity of Cryptosporidium spp. in Apodemus spp. in Europe. European Journal of Protistology 69 : 1–13.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2019.02.005
Feng Y., Gong X., Zhu K. , Li N., Yu Z., Guo Y., Weng Y., Kváč M., Xiao L. (2019) Prevalence and genotypic identification of Cryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis and Enterocytozoon bieneusi in pre-weaned dairy calves in Guangdong, China. Parasites & Vectors 12 : 41.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-019-3310-5
Holubová N., Zikmundová V., Limpouchová Z., Sak B., Konečný R., Hlásková L., Rajský D., Kopacz Z., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2019) Cryptosporidium proventriculi sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) in Psittaciformes birds European Journal of Protistology 69 : 70–87.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2019.03.001
Horčičková M., Čondlová Š., Holubová N., Sak B., Květoňová D., Hlásková L., Konečný R., Sedláček F., Clark M., Giddings C., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2019) Diversity of Cryptosporidium in common voles and description of Cryptosporidium alticolis sp. n. and Cryptosporidium microti sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Cryptosporidiidae) Parasitology 146 : 220–233.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182018001142
Kicia M., Szydłowicz M., Cebulski K., Jakuszko K., Piesiak P., Kowal A., Sak B., Krajewska M., Hendrich A.B., Kváč M., Kopacz Z. (2019) Symptomatic respiratory Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection in renal transplant recipients International Journal of Infectious Diseases 79 : 21–25.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.10.016
Kopacz Ž., Kváč M., Karpiński P., Hendrich A.B., Sąsiadek M.M., Leszczyński P., McEvoy J., Kicia M. (2019) The First Evidence of Cryptosporidium meleagridis Infection in a Colon Adenocarcinoma From an Immunocompetent Patient. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 9 : 35.
DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00035
Miler C.N., Panagos C.G., Mosedale W.R.T., Kváč M., Howard M.J., Tsaousis A. (2019) NMR metabolomics reveals efects of Cryptosporidium infections on host cell metabolome Gut Pathogens 11 : 13.
DOI: 10.1186/s13099-019-0293-x
Perec-Matysiak A., Leśniańska K., Buńkowska-Gawlik K., Čondlová Š., Sak B., Kváč M., Rajský D., Hildebrand J. (2019) The opportunistic pathogen Encephalitozoon cuniculi in wild living Murinae and Arvicolinae in Central Europe. European Journal of Protistology 69 : 14–19.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejop.2019.02.004
Wesołowska M., Szetela B. , Kicia M., Kopacz Ž., Sak B., Rymer W., Kváč M., Sałamatin R. (2019) Dual infection of urinary tract with Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon cuniculi in HIV/AIDS patients Annals of Parasitology 65 : 77–81.
DOI: 10.17420/ap6501.185
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
Holubová N., Sak B., Hlásková L., Květoňová D., Hanzal V., Rajský D., Rost M., McEvoy J., Kváč M. (2018) Host specificity and age-dependent resistance to Cryptosporidium avium infection in chickens, ducks and pheasants. Experimental Parasitology 191 : 62–65.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2018.06.007
Kicia M., Kopacz Z., Kváč M., Sak B., Sokulska M., Cebulski K., Hendrich A.B., Pozowski A. (2018) Disseminated Infection of Encephalitozoon cuniculi Associated With Osteolysis of Hip Periprosthetic Tissue Clinical Infectious Diseases 2018 : 1228–1234.
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciy256
Kicia M., Sedzimirska M., Sak B., Kváč M., Wesolowska M., Hendrich A.B., Kopacz Z. (2018) Respiratory microsporidiosis caused by Enterocytozoon bieneusi in a HIV-negative hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipient International Journal of Infectious Diseases 77 : 26–28.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2018.07.021
Kotková M., Sak B., Hlásková L., Květoňová D., Kváč M. (2018) Evidence of transplacental transmission of Encephalitozoon cuniculi genotype II in murine model. Experimental Parasitology 193 : 51–57.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2018.09.001
Kotková M., Sak B., Kváč M. (2018) Differences in the intensity of infection caused by Encephalitozoon cuniculi genotype II and III - comparison using quantitative Real-Time PCR Experimental Parasitology 192 : 93–97.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2018.07.019
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
Pecková R., Sak B., Květoňová D., Kváč M., Koriťáková E., Foitová I. (2018) The course of experimental giardiasis in Mongolian gerbil Parasitology Research 117 : 2437–2443.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-5932-5
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
Stenger B.L.S, Horčičková M., Clark M., Kváč M., Čondlová Š., Khan E., Widmer G., Xiao L., Giddings C., Pennil Ch., Stanko M., Sak B., Mcevoy J. (2018) Cryptosporidium infecting wild cricetid rodents from the subfamilies Arvicolinae and Neotominae Parasitology 145 : 326–334.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182017001524

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