RNDr. Anna Faltýnková, Ph.D.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Helminthology

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775483
E-mail: faltyn@paru.cas.cz
Room: 238

Curriculum vitae


University education

  • 2000 Bc. Degree thesis: “Occurrence of developmental stages of trematodes (Digenea) in the vicinity of České Budějovice” Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (supervisor Professor T. Scholz)
  • 2002 Master thesis: “Biology of developmental stages of trematodes from aquatic molluscs” Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia České Budějovice (supervisor Professor T. Scholz)
  • 2003 RNDr. thesis: “Cercariae of trematodes from Bythinella austriaca (Frauenfeld, 1857) agg. (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia)”, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
  • 2006 PhD thesis: “Developmental stages of trematodes (Digenea) in Central Europe”, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice (supervisor Professor T. Scholz)

Research Activities and Stays Abroad

  • University of Nicolaus Kopernikus, Department of zoology of inverterbrates, Toruń, Poland (2.-8.9. 2001); species composition of larval trematodes in northern Poland
  • Parasitic Worms Division, Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, UK, D. I. Gibson (24.11.-7.12. 2003); studies on echinostomatid trematodes in the Museum collection
  • Institute for Zoology I, Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany, Wilfried Haas (1.4.-31.7. 2004); survey of cercariae of South-East Germany
  • Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, E. Tellervo Valtonen (15.-28.8. 2005; 24.7.-21.8. 2006); furcocercous cercariae in Finland – survey of species and their ecology; joint project of Finnish and Czech Academies.
  • Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä (April 2007 – March 2009), E. T. Valtonen, A. Karvonen; Post Doc research, trematode communities in snails and fish, trematode transmission dynamics.

Other activities
Since 2000 member of the Czech Society for Parasitology, Helminthological section
2002-2003 member of the organising committee of the national conference of Helminthological Days organised by the Czech Society for Parasitology
2005 member of the organising committee of the Workshop on Cestode Systematics and Phylogeny, 18-22 July, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Sitko J., Faltýnková A., Scholz T. 2006. Checklist of the Trematodes (Digenea) of Birds of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Academia, Praha, 112 pp.

Total found: 33 records
Faltýnková A., Pantoja C., Skírnisson K., Kudlai O. (2020) Unexpected diversity in northern Europe: trematodes from salmonid fishes in Iceland with two new species of Crepidostomum Braun, 1900 Parasitology Research 119 : 2439-2462.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-020-06724-1
Šmiga Ľ., Fedorčák J., Faltýnková A., Stefanov T., Bystrianska J., Halačka K., Koščová L., Koščo J. (2020) Endohelminth parasites in loaches Cobitis spp. (Actinopterygii: Cobitidae), with the first record of Allocreadium transversale (Rudolphi, 1802) (Digenea: Allocreadiidae) in Bulgaria Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 72 : 311–314.
Šimková A., Řehulková E., Rasoloariniaina J.R., Jorissen M.W.P., Scholz T., Faltýnková A., Mašová Š., Vanhove M.P.M. (2019) Transmission of parasites from introduced tilapias: a new threat to endemic Malagasy ichthyofauna Biological Invasions 21 : 803–819.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1859-0
Faltýnková A., Georgieva S., Kostadinova A., Bray R. (2017) Biodiversity and evolution of digeneans of fishes in the Southern Ocean. In: H. Mehlhorn and S. Klimpel (Eds.), Biodiversity and Evolution of Parasitic Life in the Southern Ocean Springer 49-75.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46343-8
Karvonen A., Faltýnková A., Choo J.M., Valtonen E. (2017) Infection, specificity and host manipulation of Australapatemon sp. (Trematoda, Strigeidae) in two sympatric species of leeches (Hirudinea) Parasitology 144 : 1346-1355.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182017000609
Faltýnková A., Sures B., Kostadinova A. (2016) Biodiversity of trematodes in their intermediate mollusc and fish hosts in the freshwater ecosystems of Europe Systematic Parasitology 93 : 283-293.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-016-9627-y
Scholz T., Besprozvannykh V., Boutorina T., Choudhury A., Cribb T., Ermolenko A., Faltýnková A., Shedko M., Shimazu T., Smit N. (2016) Trematode diversity in freshwater fishes of the Globe I: ‘Old World’ Systematic Parasitology 93 : 257-269.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-016-9630-3
Faltýnková A., Georgieva S., Soldánová M., Kostadinova A. (2015) A re-assessment of species diversity within the 'revolutum' group of Echinostoma Rudolphi, 1809 (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) in Europe. Systematic parasitology 90 : 1-25.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-014-9530-3
Heneberg P., Faltýnková A., Bizos J., Malá M., Žiak J., Literák I. (2015) Intermediate hosts of the trematode Collyriclum faba (Plagiochiida: Collyriclidae) identified by an integrated morphological and genetic approach Parasites & Vectors 8 : 85.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0646-3
O'Dwyer K., Faltýnková A., Georgieva S., Kostadinova A. (2015) An integrative taxonomic investigation of the diversity of digenean parasites infecting the intertidal snail Austrolittorina unifasciata Gray, 1826 (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in Australia Parasitology Research 114 : 2381-2397.
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-015-4436-9
Blasco-Costa I., Faltýnková A., Georgieva S., Skírnisson K., Scholz T., Kostadinova A. (2014) Fish pathogens near the Arctic Circle: molecular, morphological and ecological evidence for unexpected diversity of Diplostomum (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in Iceland International Journal for Parasitology 44 : 703-7015.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2014.04.009
Faltýnková A., Georgieva S., Kostadinova A., Blasco-Costa I., Scholz T., Skírnisson K. (2014) Diplostomum von Nordmann, 1832 (Digenea: Diplostomidae) in the sub-Arctic: descriptions of the larval stages of six species discovered recently in Iceland Systematic Parasitology 89 : 195-213.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-014-9517-0
Georgieva S., Faltýnková A., Brown R., Blasco-Costa I., Soldánová M., Sitko J., Scholz T., Kostadinova A. (2014) Echinostoma 'revolutum' (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) species complex revisited: species delimitation based on novel molecular and morphological data gathered in Europe Parasites & Vectors 7 : 520.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-014-0520-8
O’dwyer K., Blasco-Costa I., Poulin R., Faltýnková A. (2014) Four marine digenean parasites of Austrolittorina spp. (Gastropoda: Littorinidae) in New Zealand: morphological and molecular data Systematic Parasitology 89 : 133-152.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-014-9515-2
Zikmundová J., Georgieva S., Faltýnková A., Soldánová M., Kostadinova A. (2014) Species diversity of Plagiorchis Lühe, 1899 (Digenea: Plagiorchiidae) in lymnaeid snails from freshwater ecosystems in central Europe revealed by molecules and morphology Systematic Parasitology 88 : 37-54.
DOI: 10.1007/s11230-014-9481-8
Georgieva S., Selbach C., Faltýnková A., Soldánová M., Sures B., Skírnisson K., Kostadinova A. (2013) New cryptic species of the 'revolutum' group of Echinostoma (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) revealed by molecular and morphological data. Parasites & Vectors 6 : 64.
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-64
Faltýnková A., Karvonen A., Valtonen E. (2011) Establishment and interspecific associations in two species of Ichthyocotylurus (Trematoda) parasites in perch (Perca fluviatilis). Parasites Vectors 4 : e85.
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-4-85
Soldánová M., Faltýnková A., Scholz T., Kostadinova A. (2011) Parasites in a man-made landscape: contrasting patterns of trematode flow in a fishpond area in Central Europe Parasitology 138 : 789–807.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182011000291
Aldhoun J., Faltýnková A., Karvonen A., Horák P. (2009) Schistosomes in the North: a unique finding from a prosobranch snail using molecular tools. Parasitology International 58 : 314-317.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.03.007
Faltýnková A., Karvonen A., Jyrkka M., Valtonen E. (2009) Being successful in the world of narrow opportunities: transmission patterns of the trematode Ichthyocotylurus pileatus. Parasitology 136 : 1375-1382.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182009990862

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