RNDr. Milan Jirků

Job Position: Research Scientist - Laboratory of parasitic therapy

Contact details

Phone: +420-38-777-5470
E-mail: jirku@paru.cas.cz
Room: 127, 129


Brief Profile

Milan has been working at the Institute of Parasitology since 1993 and gained his previous experience at several clinical institutions. He has extensive experience in the field of molecular biology and genetics, hi-tech genome methods, molecular diagnostics of human protists as well as in protistology and epidemiology. He is co-author of more than 70 peer-reviewed publications. During his scientific career, he has been involved as a team member in a number of national (e.g., GAČR, GAAV, MŠMT) and international projects and grants (e.g., EU, FIRCA projects). He has been involved in fieldwork in several countries (Mongolia, Kenya, China, Central Africa) in collecting data and samples; he is the author or co-author of several diagnostic methods (leshmaniosis, trypanosomiasis, babesiosis). He participates in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Total found: 62 records
Jirků M., Kuchta R., Gricaj E., Modrý D., Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2020) Canine thelaziosis in the Czech Republic: the northernmost autochthonous occurrence of Thelazia callipaeda Railliet et Henry, 1910 in Europe Folia Parasitologica 67 : 010.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2020.010
Řežábková L., Brabec J., Jirků M., Dellerba M., Kuchta R., Modrý D., Parker W., Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2019) Genetic diversity of the potentially therapeutic tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea). Parasitology International 71 : 121–125.
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2019.04.009
Jirků-Pomajbíková K., Jirků M., Levá , Sobotková K., Morien E., Parfrey L. (2018) The bening helminth Hymenolepis diminuta ameliorates chemically induced colitis in a rat model system Parasitology 145 : 1324–1335.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182018000896
Růžková J. , Květoňová D., Jirků M., Lhotská Z., Stensvold C., Wegner Parfrey L., Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2018) Evaluating rodent experimental models for studies of Blastocystis ST1 Experimental Parasitology 191 : 55–61.
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2018.06.009
Wegner Parfrey L., Jirků M., Šíma R., Jalovecká M., Sak B., Grigore K., Jirků-Pomajbíková K. (2017) A bening helminth alters the host immune system and the gut microbiota in a rat model system PloS ONE 12 : e0182205.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182205
Jirků-Pomajbíková K., Čepička I., Kalousová B., Jirků M., Stewart F., Levecke B., Modrý D., Piel A., Petrželková K. J. (2016) Molecular identification of Entamoeba species in savanna woodland chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) Parasitology 143 : 741-748.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182016000263
Doležalová J., Oborník M., Hajdušková E., Jirků M., Petrželková K., Bolechová P., Cutillas C., Callejón R., Jaroš J., Beránková Z., Modrý D. (2015) How many species of whipworms do we share? Whipworms from man and other primates form two phylogenetic lineages Folia Parasitologica 62 : 063.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2015.063

Documents to download:
Dolezalova et al FP 2015 (pdf)
Doležalová J., Vallo P., Petrželková K., Foitová I., Nurcahyo W., Mudakikwa A., Hashimoto C., Jirků M., Lukeš J., Scholz T., Modrý D. (2015) Molecular phylogeny of anoplocephalid tapeworms (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) infecting humans and non-human primates Parasitology 142 : 1278-1289.
DOI: 10.1017/S003118201500058X

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Dolezalova_et_al_Parasitology_2015 (pdf)
Flegontov P., Michálek J., Janouškovec J., Lai H., Jirků M., Hajdušková E., Tomčala A., Otto T.D., Keeling P., Pain A., Oborník M., Lukeš J. (2015) Divergent Mitochondrial Respiratory Chains in Phototrophic Relatives of Apicomplexan Parasites. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32 : 1115-1131.
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msv021

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Flegontov et al. 2015 MBE (pdf)
Jirků M., Votýpka J., Petrželková K., Jirků-Pomajbíková K., Kriegová E., Vodička R., Lankester F., Leendertz S., Witting R., Boesch C., Modrý D., Ayala F., Leendertz F., Lukeš J. (2015) Wild chimpanzees are infected by Trypanosoma brucei International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 4 : 277-282.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2015.05.001

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Jirku-IJPPAW-2015 (pdf)
Mapua M., Qablan M., Pomajbíková K., Petrželková K., Hůzová Z., Rádrová J., Votýpka J., Todd A., Jirků M., Leendertz F., Lukeš J., Neel C., Modrý D. (2015) Ecology of malaria infections in western lowland gorillas inhabiting Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas, Central African Republic Parasitology 142 : 890-900.
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182015000086

Documents to download:
Mapua et al. Paraditology 2015 (pdf)
Votýpka J., Rádrová J., Skalický T., Jirků M., Jirsová D., Mihalca A., D‘amico G., Petrželková K., Modrý D., Lukeš J. (2015) A tsetse and tabanid fly survey of African great apes habitats reveals the presence of a novel trypanosome lineage but the absence of Trypanosoma brucei International Journal for Parasitology 45 : 741-748.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.06.00

Documents to download:
Votypka_et_al-2015-IJP (pdf)
Yurchenko V., Votýpka J., Tesařová M., Klepetková H., Kraeva N., Jirků M., Lukeš J. (2014) Ultrastructure and molecular phylogeny of four new species of monoxenous trypanosomatids from flies (Diptera: Brachycera) with redefinition of the genus Wallaceina Folia Parasitologica 61 : 97-112.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2014.023

Documents to download:
Yurchenko-FP-2014 (pdf)
Týč J., Votýpka J., Klepetková H., Šuláková H., Jirků M., Lukeš J. (2013) Growing diversity of trypanosomatid parasites of flies (Diptera: Brachycera): frequent cosmopolitism and moderate host specificity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69 : 255-264.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.05.024

Documents to download:
2013_Týč_MPE_255 (pdf)
Chajbullinova A., Votypka J., Sádlová J., Kvapilová K., Šeblová V., Kreisinger J., Jirků M., Sanjoba C., Gantuya S., Matsumoto Y., Volf P. (2012) The development of Leishmania turanica in sand flies and competition with L. major. Parasites & Vectors 5 : e219.
DOI: 10.1186/1756-3305-5-219
Jirků M., Pomajbíková K., Petrželková K., Hůzová Z., Modrý D., Lukeš J. (2012) Detection of Plasmodium spp. in human feces. Emerging Infectious Diseases 18 : 634–636.
DOI: 10.3201/eid1804.110984

Documents to download:
2012_Jirku_EID_634 (pdf)
Jirků M., Yurchenko V., Lukeš J., Maslov D. (2012) New Species of Insect Trypanosomatids from Costa Rica and the Proposal for a New Subfamily within the Trypanosomatidae. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 59 : 537-547.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2012.00636.x

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2012_Jirku_JEM_537 (pdf)
Qablan M., Sloboda M., Jirků M., Oborník M., Dwairi S., Amr Z., Hořín P., Lukeš J., Modrý D. (2012) Quest for the piroplasms in camels: Identification of Theileria equi and Babesia caballi in Jordanian dromedaries by PCR Veterinary Parasitology 186 : 456-460.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.11.070

Documents to download:
2012_Qablan-VetPar-456 (pdf)
Votýpka J., Klepetková H., Jirků M., Kment P., Lukeš J. (2012) Phylogenetic relationships of trypanosomatids parasitising true bugs (Insecta: Heteroptera) in sub-Saharan Africa International Journal for Parasitology 42 : 489-500.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.03.007

Documents to download:
2012_Votypka-IJP-489 (pdf)
Sloboda M., Jirků M., Lukešová D., Qablan M., Batsukh Z., Fiala I., Hořín P., Modrý D., Lukeš J. (2011) A survey for piroplasmids in horses and Bactrian camels in North-Eastern Mongolia. Veterinary Parasitology 179 : 246–249.
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2011.01.064

Documents to download:
Sloboda et al. 2011 VP (pdf)

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