prof. RNDr. Tomáš Scholz, CSc.

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

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775431
E-mail: tscholz@paru.cas.cz
Room: 207

Description

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)

 

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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

Publications
Total found: 336 records
Alves P., de Chambrier A., Luque J., Scholz T. (2021) Integrative taxonomy reveals hidden cestode diversity in Pimelodus catfishes in the Neotropics Zoologica Scripta 50 : 210–224.
DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12465
Alves P., de Chambrier A., Luque J., Takemoto R.M., Tavares L., Scholz T. (2021) New arrangement of three genera of fish tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) in catfishes (Siluriformes) from the Neotropical Region: taxonomic implications of molecular phylogenetic analyses Parasitology Research 120 : 1593–1603.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-021-07138-3
Barčák D., Fan C.K., Sonko P., Kuchta R., Scholz T., Orosová M., Chen H.-W., Oros M. (2021) Hidden diversity of the most basal tapeworms (Cestoda, Gyrocotylidea), the enigmatic parasites of holocephalans (Chimaeriformes) Scientific Reports volume 11 : 5492 .
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-84613-y
Biswas R., Oros M., Barčák D., Scholz T., Ash A. (2021) Crossing barriers of zoogeographical regions: Molecular evidence of vicariance of the only cestode parasite of loaches (Cobitidae) in the Indomalayan region, Paracaryophyllaeus lepidocephali (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), and its redescription Parasitology International 83 : 102309.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2021.102309
de Chambrier A., Alves P., Schuster R.K., Scholz T. (2021) Ophiotaenia echidis n. sp. (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) from the saw-scaled viper, Echis carinatus sochureki Stemmler (Ophidia: Viperidae), one of the world’s deadliest snakes, from the United Arab Emirates International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 14 : 341–354.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2021.03.006
Kuchta R., Kołodziej-Sobocińska M., Brabec J., Młocicki D., Salamatin R., Scholz T. (2021) Sparganosis (Spirometra) in Europe in the molecular era Clinical Infectious Diseases 72 : 882–890.
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1036
McAllister C.T., Choudhury A., Fayton T.J., Cloutman D.G., Bursey C.R., Robison H.W., Whipps C., Scholz T. (2021) Parasites of western creek chubsucker Erimyzon claviformis (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae), from Arkansas and Oklahoma, U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology 88 : 113–129.
DOI: 10.1654/COPA-D-20-00013
Scholz T., Brabec J., Hrubá K., Jirků M. (2021) High species diversity of fish tapeworms in congeneric hosts in Africa: revision of Monobothrioides (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea), including description of two new species and molecular phylogeny Organisms Diversity and Evolution 21 : 447–466.
DOI: 10.1007/s13127-021-00492-1
Scholz T., Choudhury A., Reyda F. (2021) The Proteocephalus (Cestoda) species-aggregate in cyprinoids, pike, eel, smelt and cavefish of the Nearctic region (North America): diversity, host associations and distribution Systematic Parasitology 98 : 255–275.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-021-09975-3
Scholz T., Davidovich N., Aflalo O., Hadar S., Mazuz M.L., Yasur-Landau D. (2021) Invasive Amirthalingamia macracantha (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea) larvae infecting tilapia hybrids in Israel: a potential threat for aquaculture Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 145 : 185-190.
DOI: 10.3354/dao03611
Scholz T., Pérez Ponce (2021) Caryophyllidean tapeworms (Cestoda), Nearctic parasites of fish in Mexico, including description of a new species of Isoglaridacris and the first report of Khawia japonensis, an invasive parasite of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 15 : 70-78.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2021.03.011
Scholz T., Waeschenbach A., Oros M., Brabec J., Littlewood D. (2021) Phylogenetic reconstruction of early diverging tapeworms (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea) reveals ancient radiations in vertebrate hosts and biogeographic regions International Journal for Parasitology 51 : 263-277.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2020.09.009
Uhrovič D., Oros M., Kudlai O., Choudhury A., Scholz T. (2021) Molecular evidence of three closely related species of Biacetabulum Hunter, 1927 (Cestoda: Caryophyllidea): a case of recent speciation in different fish hosts (Catostomidae)? Parasitology 148 : 1040-1056.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182021000743
Uhrovič D., Scholz T., Kudlai O., Oros M. (2021) Disentangling taxonomy of Biacetabulum (Cestoda, Caryophyllidea), parasites of catostomid fishes in North America: proposal of Megancestus gen. n. to accommodate B. carpiodi Parasitology Research 120 : 1993–2001.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-021-07188-7
Choudhury A., Scholz T. (2020) Ex uno Plures? Morphotype and lineage diversity of bothriocephalus (Cestoda: Bothriocephalidea) in North American freshwater fishes Journal of Parasitology 106 : 589–602.
DOI: 10.1645/17-98
de Chambrier A., Brabec J., Scholz T. (2020) Molecular data reveal unexpected species diversity of tapeworms of Australasian reptiles: revision of Kapsulotaenia (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) Zootaxa 4869 : 529–561.
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4869.4.4
Kuchta R., Řehulková E., Francová K., Scholz T., Morand S., Šimková A. (2020) Diversity of monogeneans and tapeworms in cypriniform fishes across two continents International Journal for Parasitology 50 : 771–786.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2020.06.005
Menasria A., Barčák D., Kaouachi N., Bensouilah M., Scholz T., Hernández-Orts J. (2020) Redescription of Acanthogyrus (Acanthosentis) maroccanus (Dollfus, 1951) (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae), a parasite of the Algerian barb Luciobarbus callensis (Valenciennes) (Cyprinidae) in Algeria, and first molecular data Journal of Helminthology 94 : e82.
DOI: 10.1017/S0022149X19000737
Mendoza Palmero C. A., Rossin M.A., Irigoitia M., Scholz T. (2020) A new species of Ameloblastella Kritsky, Mendoza-Franco & Scholz, 2000 (Monogenoidea: Dactylogyridae) from South American freshwater catfishes (Siluriformes: Pimelodidae) Systematic Parasitology 97 : 357–367.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-020-09915-7
Oros M., Uhrovič D., Choudhury A., Mackiewicz J., Scholz T. (2020) Scolex morphology of monozoic tapeworms (Caryophyllidea) from the Nearctic Region: taxonomic and evolutionary implications Folia Parasitologica 67 : 003.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2020.003

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