RNDr. Marie Vancová, Ph.D.

Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Electron Microscopy

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775938, +420 387775485
E-mail: vancova@paru.cas.cz
Room: 404

Curriculum vitae


  • 2001-2006: Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of South Bohemia, Phd. study; theme: Structural and functional characteristics of spirochetes, causative agents of Lyme disease and salivary glands of the tick Ixodes ricinus.
  • 1997-2001: Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University of South Bohemia, master thesis: Parasitophorous vacuola of microsporidian species Encephalitozoon intestinalis and Encephalitozoon cuniculi.
  • 1992-1995: Faculty of medicine of Charles Univerzity in Pilsen, bachelor program.


  • 1997 - EMBO Practical Course: Electron Microscopy and Stereology in cell and Molecular Biology, Prague.
  • 1999 - Immunolabelling for Electron Microscopy, Imperial College School of Medicine University of London.
  • 2002 - Microscopic image acquisition and analysis, ÚEM AV ČR a 3. LF UK, Praha.


  • since 1997 - Research assistant, Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, Institute of Parasitology ASCR, České Budějovice.

Other activities

  • Member of Czechoslovak Society for Electron Microscopy.

Total found: 53 records
Abdolahpur Monikh F., Chupani L., Vijver M.G., Vancová M., Peijnenburg W.J.G.M. (2019) Analytical approaches for characterizing and quantifying engineered nanoparticles in biological matrices from an (eco)toxicological perspective: old challenges, new methods and techniques. Science of The Total Environment 660 : 1283–1293.
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.105
Abdolahpur Monikh F., Chupani L., Zusková E., Peters R., Vancová M., Vijver M.G., Porcal P., Peijnenburg W.J.G.M. (2019) Method for Extraction and Quantification of Metal-Based Nanoparticles in Biological Media: Number-Based Biodistribution and Bioconcentration Environmental Science & Technology 53 : 946–953.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03715
Rudenko N., Golovchenko M., Kybicová K., Vancová M. (2019) Metamorphoses of Lyme disease spirochetes: phenomenon of Borrelia persisters. Parasites & Vectors 12 : 237.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-019-3495-7
Vancová M., Bílý T., Nebesářová J., Grubhoffer L., Bonnet S., Šimo L. (2019) Ultrastructural mapping of salivary gland innervation in the tick Ixodes ricinus Scientific Reports 9 : 6860.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43284-6
Kaurov I., Vancová M., Schimanski B., Cadena L.R., Heller J., Bílý T., Potěšil D., Eichenberger C., Bruce H., Oeljeklaus S., Warscheid B., Zdráhal Z., Schneider A., Lukeš J., Hashimi H. (2018) The diverged trypanosome MICOS complex as a hub for mitochondrial cristae shaping and protein import Current Biology 28 : 3393–3407.
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.09.008

Documents to download:
Kaurov et al. 2018_Current Biology (pdf)
Štefánik M., Formanová P., Bílý T., Vancová M., Eyer L., Palus M., Salát J., Braconi C. T. , Zanotto De A. P., Gould E., Růžek D. (2018) Characterisation of Zika virus infection in primary human astrocytes. BMC Neuroscience BMC Neuroscience 18 : 1136.
DOI: 10.1186/s12868-018-0407-2
Strnad M., Oh Y., Vancová M., Hinterdorfer P., Grubhoffer L., Rego R. O. M. (2018) Interaction forces between the extracellular matrix and variants of borrelial decorin binding protein A probed by atomic force microscopy. FEBS Open Bio 8 : 203.
Věchtová P., Štěrbová J., Štěrba J., Vancová M., Rego R. O. M., Selinger M., Strnad M., Golovchenko M., Rudenko N., Grubhoffer L. (2018) A bite so sweet: the glycobiology interface of tick-host-pathogen interactions Parasites & Vectors 11 : 594.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-018-3062-7
Contreras M., Alberdi P., Mateos-Hernández L., Fernández de Mera I.G., García-Pérez A., Vancová M., Villar M., Ayllón N., Valdés J. J., Stuen S., Gortazar C., de la Fuente J. (2017) Anaplasma phagocytophilum MSP4 and HSP70 Proteins Are Involved in Interactions with Host Cells during Pathogen Infection. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 7 : 307.
DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00307
de la Fuente J., Antunes S., Bonnet S., Domingos A., Estrada-Peňa A., Johnson N., Kocan K., Mansfield K., Nijhof A., Papa A., Rudenko N., Villar M., Alberdi P., Torina A., Ayllón N., Vancová M., Golovchenko M., Grubhoffer L., Caracappa S., Fooks A., Gortazar C., Rego R. O. M. (2017) Tick-pathogen interactions and vector competence: identification of molecular drivers for tick-borne diseases Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 7 : 114.
DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00114
Haindrich A., Boudová M., Vancová M., Pena Diaz C., Horáková E., Lukeš J. (2017) The intermembrane space protein Erv1 of Trypanosoma brucei is essential for mitochondrial Fe-S cluster assembly and operates alone Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 214 : 47-51.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2017.03.009

Documents to download:
Haindrich et al. 2017 MBP (pdf)
Horáková E., Changmai P., Vancová M., Sobotka R., Van Den Abbeele J., Vanhollebeke B., Lukeš J. (2017) The Trypanosoma brucei TbHrg protein is a heme transporter involved in regulation of stage-specific morphological transitions The Journal of Biological Chemistry 292 : 6998-7010.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M116.762997

Documents to download:
Horakova et al. 2017 (pdf)
Palus M., Vancová M., Širmarová J., Elsterová J., Perner J., Růžek D. (2017) Tick-borne encephalitis virus infects human brain microvascular endothelial cells without compromising blood-brain barrier integrity. Virology 507 : 110-122.
DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2017.04.012
Pena Diaz C., Vancová M., Resl C., Field M., Lukeš J. (2017) A leucine aminopeptidase is involved in kinetoplast DNA segregation in Trypanosoma brucei PloS Pathogens 13 : e1006310.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006310

Documents to download:
Pena-Diaz et al. 2017 (pdf)
Vancová M., Rudenko N., Vaněček J., Golovchenko M., Strnad M., Rego R. O. M., Tichá L., Grubhoffer L., Nebesářová J. (2017) Pleomorphism and viability of the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia burgdorferi exposed to physiological stress conditions: a correlative cryo-fluorescence and cryo-scanning electron microscopy study Frontiers in Microbiology 8 : 596.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00596
Cabezas-Cruz A., Zweygarth E., Vancová M., Broniszewska M., Grubhoffer L., Passos L., Ribeiro M., Alberdi P., de (2016) Ehrlichia minasensis sp. nov., a new species within the genus Ehrlichia isolated from the tick Rhipicephalus microplus International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 66 : 1426-1430.
DOI: 10.1099/ijsem.0.000895
Golovchenko M., Vancová M., Clark K., Oliver J., Grubhoffer L., Rudenko N. (2016) A divergent spirochete strain isolated from a resident of the southeastern United States was identified by multilocus sequence typing as Borrelia bissettii Parasites & Vectors 9 : 68.
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-016-1353-4
Hartigan A., Estensoro Atienza I., Vancová M., Bílý T., Patra S., Eszterbauer E., Holzer A. (2016) New cell motility model observed in parasitic cnidarian Sphaerospora molnari (Myxozoa:Myxosporea) blood stages in fish Scientific Reports 6 : 39093.
DOI: 10.1038/srep39093
Levron C., Scholz T., Vancová M., Kuchta R., Conn D. (2016) Ultrastructure of embryonated eggs of the cestode Gyrocotyle urna (Gyrocotylidea) using cryo-methods Zoomorphology 135 : 279-289.
DOI: 10.1007/s00435-016-0310-2
Nebesářová J., Hozák P., Frank L., Štěpán P., Vancová M. (2016) The cutting of ultrathin sections with the thickness less than 20 nm from biological specimens embedded in resin blocks Microscopy Research and Technique 79 : 512-517.
DOI: 10.1002/jemt.22659

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