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Our team is based at Charles University in Prague. We are evolutionary protistologists which means our interest is nothing less than origin and evolution of eukaryotic life

We study molecular and cell biology and the diversity of protists, with special regard to their unusual and interesting organelles: extremely reduced (or even secondarily lost!) mitochondria and secondary plastids derived from endosymbiotic green alga.

Our research focuses primarily on two groups of protists, Preaxostyla and Euglenida (both belonging to the former Excavata supergroup).