prof. RNDr. Tomáš Scholz, CSc.

Job Position: Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of Helminthology , Editor-in-Chief - Folia Parasitologica

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775431
Room: 207


Research interests

  • Helminth parasites of fish
  • Taxonomy and biology (life cycles) of fish tapeworms (Cestoda)
  • Taxonomy and biology of trematodes (Digenea)
  • Helminths parasitizing fish in the Neotropics
  • Fish-borne human parasitoses (small fluke intestinal infections)



Curriculum vitae


Education (degrees, dates, universities)

  • MSc 1984 Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague (systematic zoology and ecology)
  • PhD 1989 Institute of Parasitology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice (parasitology)
  • Associate Prof. 1999 Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (parasitology)
  • Professor 2003 Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague (parasitology)

Career/Employment (employers, positions and dates)

Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice
  • PhD student 1985-1988
  • Research Assistant 1988-1989
  • Research Scientist 1989-1998
  • Senior Scientist 1999-until now
  • Director 2002-until now
Centre for Investigation and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnical Institute (CINVESTAV-IPN), Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
  • Visiting Professor 1993-1994 1998-1999 (catedra patrimonial)
  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  • Assistant Professor 1995-1999
  • Associate Professor 1999-2003
  • Professor 2003-until now

Specialization (specify)

(i) main field Parasitology: helminthology – systematics, biology and phylogeny of helminth parasites of fish
(ii) other fields: Fish-borne helminthoses; diversity of fish helminth in the Neotropics
(iii) current research interest: Systematics and phylogeny of fish cestodes and trematodes

Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Membership of Professional Societies
Medal of the Slovak Society for Parasitology (2003)

Teaching Biology of helminths
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Field parasitology
Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia

Total found: 371 records
de Chambrier A., Scholz T. (2024) A new species of Australotaenia (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) from a hylid frog in Australia Zootaxa 5458 : 420–426.
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5458.3.6
Hernandez Orts J., Scholz T. (2024) Diphyllobothriidae (Broad Tapeworms) In: G.W. Smithers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Food Safety, Second edition. Elsevier, Academic Press, Amsterdam : pp. 582–589.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-822521-9.00043-5
Scholz T. (2024) Gaps in parasitological research in the molecular era Trends in Parasitology 40 : 283-291.
DOI: 10.1016/
Scholz T., Davidovich N. (2024) Amirthalingamia macracantha. Parasite of the Month. Trends in Parasitology 40 : 429–430.
DOI: 10.1016/
Scholz T., Kuchta R., Barčák D., Cech G., Oros M. (2024) Small intestinal flukes of the genus Metagonimus (Digenea: Heterophyidae) in Europe and the Middle East: A review of parasites with zoonotic potential Parasite 31 : 20.
DOI: 10.1051/parasite/2024016
Adámek Z., Palíková M. , Scholz T. (2023) Unusual sites of infection of Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda) plerocercoids in an intermediate host, freshwater bream Abramis brama Journal of Fish Diseases 46 : 791–793.
DOI: 10.1111/jfd.13787
Brabec J., Rochat E.C., Knudsen R., Scholz T., Blasco-Costa I. (2023) Mining various genomic resources to resolve old alpha-taxonomy questions: a test of the species hypothesis of the Proteocephalus longicollis species complex (Cestoda: Platyhelminthes) from salmonid fishes (Cestoda: Platyhelminthes). International Journal for Parasitology 53 : 197–205.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2022.12.005
Davidovich N., Yasur-Landau D., Behar A., Pretto T., Scholz T. (2023) Invasive parasites and global change: evidence of recent rapid spillover of a potential fish pathogen with complex, three-host life cycle Heliyon 9 : e18831.
DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e18831
de Chambrier A., Kudlai O., McAllister C.T., Scholz T. (2023) Discovering high species diversity of Ophiotaenia tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) of watersnakes (Colubridae) in North America International Journal for Parasitology-Parasites and Wildlife 22 : 255–275.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2023.10.006
Fan C.-K., Barčák D., Scholz T., Sonko P., Orosová M., Su K.-E., Chang C.-C., Lee Y.-J., Kuchta R., Oros M. (2023) Broad tapeworms in Taiwan: A review of cases and molecular evidence of Dibothriocephalus nihonkaiensis Food and Waterborne Parasitology 33 : e00213.
DOI: 10.1016/j.fawpar.2023.e00213
Filipović Marijić V., Subirana M.A., Schaumlöffel D., Barišić J., Gontier E., Krasnići N., Mijošek T., Hernandez Orts J., Scholz T., Erk M. (2023) First insight in element localisation in different body parts of the acanthocephalan Dentitruncus truttae using TEM and NanoSIMS Science of the Total Environment 887 : 164010.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.164010
Marick J., Brabec J., Choudhury A., Scholz T., Ash A. (2023) The evolution of an ancient tapeworm lineage in its catfish hosts: vicariance, dispersal and diversification in Gangesiinae (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 198 : 509–533.
DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac098
Nazarizadeh M., Nováková M., Loot G., Gabagambi N., Fatemizahed F., Osano O., Presswell B., Poulin R., Vitál Z., Scholz T., Halajian A., Trucchi E., Kočová P., Štefka J. (2023) Historical dispersal and host-switching formed the evolutionary history of a globally distributed multi-host parasite – The Ligula intestinalis species complex Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 180 : 107677.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107677
Oros M., Barčák D., Antolová D., Fecková M., Scholz T. (2023) Výskyt zoonotických hlístovcov Anisakis v baltických sleďoch uvádzaných na trh na Slovensku. Newslab 14 : 73–75.
DOI: Supplement - konference II. Aktuálne problémy humánnej parazitológie
Oros M., Barčák D., Antolová D., Fecková M., Scholz T. (2023) Heavy infection of fish products with zoonotic marine nematodes in a landlocked country Emerging Infectious Diseases 29 : 12.
DOI: 10.3201/eid2912.230674
Scholz T., Choudhury A., Reyda F. (2023) Erection of Bothriocestus n. gen. (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea) and redescription of Bothriocestus cuspidatus (Cooper, 1917) (syn. Bothriocephalus cuspidatus) from walleye, Sander vitreus, (Perciformes: percidae) in North America Journal of Parasitology 109 : 322–332.
DOI: 10.1645/22-99
Scholz T., de Chambrier A., Kudlai O., Tkach V., McAllister C.T. (2023) A global survey of tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) of ‘true’ frogs (Amphibia: Ranidae), including a tabulated list of all proteocephalids parasitising amphibians Folia Parasitologica 70 : 9.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2023.009
Scholz T., de Chambrier A., McAllister C.T., Tkach V., Kuchta R. (2023) Tapeworms (Cestoda: Ophiotaenia) from the Northern cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus) Journal of Parasitology 409 : 464-479.
DOI: 10.1645/23-32
Choudhury A., Scholz T., Beuchel J.S. (2022) A new species of Bothriocephalus (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidae) from Lepomis spp. (Actinopterygii: Centrarchidae) in North America Journal of Parasitology 108 : 343–352.
DOI: 10.1645/21-70
Diard L., de Chambrier A., Waeschenbach A., Scholz T. (2022) A new tapeworm from Compsophis infralineatus (Pseudoxyrhophiidae), an endemic snake of Madagascar: Scratching the surface of undiscovered reptilian parasite diversity Parasitology International 88 : 102538.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2022.102538

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