RNDr. Zuzana Lhotská
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Zuzana decided in the first year of university studies (University of South Bohemia – USB) to perform her bachelor and then her master thesis in the Laboratory of Parasitic Therapy (BC CAS). There, she focused her research on the gut protist Blastocystis which role in human health is still unclear. During her undergraduate studies, she received two grants from the Student Grant Agency of USB, which she successfully defended. The first project associated with the bachelor topic was focused on in vitro axenization of Blastocystis and in the second project (in the master study) on the epidemiological study with emphasis on the occurrence of Blastocystis in gut-healthy human population in the Czech Republic. Zuzana also participated in other Blastocystis laboratory projects. She is currently a PhD student and is still involved in Blastocystis research (functional changes in genome during host colonization).
8/2019 – present: Ph.D. student; University of South Bohemia (USB; Faculty of Science) and Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BC CAS); program - Infectious Biology
2019: State rigorous exam in Parasitology (=RNDr. – doctor of life sciences)
9/2017 – 6/2019: master studies at USB; program - Parasitology
9/2013 – 6/2017: bachelor studies at USB; program - Biology
2009 – 2013: Secondary Vocational School of Veterinary, Mechanization and Horticulture - veterinary field
1/2020 – present: PhD position, Laboratory of Parasitic Therapy; Institute of Parasitology (BC CAS)
12/2014 – 12/2019: technician, Laboratory of Parasitic Therapy; Institute of Parasitology (BC CAS)
9/2017 – 6/2019: diploma thesis, Laboratory of Parasitic Therapy (BC CAS) entitled 'Study of Blastocystis in human microbiome'
9/2013 – 6/2017: bachelor thesis in the Laboratory of Parasitic Therapy (BC CAS) entitled 'Axenization of intestinal protist of the genus Blastocystis'
molecular biology, molecular diagnostics and cloning (gained within master studies)
sequences, sequence alignments and phylogeny (gained within master studies)
experimental work with laboratory animals
axenic and xenic cultivation methods for intestinal protozoa
coproscopic techniques for the detection of intestinal parasites
non-invasive sampling and other common laboratory methods
Projects & internship
- 2018: PI of the project supported by the Student Grant Agency (SGA) of the Faculty of Science of USB, entitled 'Study of Blastocystis in Human Microbiome'
- 6 –7/2017: a short-term internship at the University of British Columbia (Canada): CD4 T-cell transfer model of colitis; Department of Microbiology and Immunology; under the direction of Lisa Osborne Ph.D.;
- 2015: PI of the project supported by the Student Grant Agency (SGA) of the Faculty of Science of the USB, entitled 'Introduction of a Suitable Experimental in vitro Model for the Study of Intestinal Protozoa of the Genus Blastocystis¨
- 2020 –The Workshop on Genomics in Český Krumlov
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Jirsová D., Stensvold C.,
Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2020) A Study on the Prevalence and Subtype Diversity of the Intestinal Protist Blastocystis sp. in a Gut-Healthy Human Population in the Czech Republic Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Růžková J. ,
Jirků M., Lhotská Z., Stensvold C., Wegner Parfrey L.,
Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2018) Evaluating rodent experimental models for studies of Blastocystis ST1 Experimental Parasitology