current lab members
leader of the team
Vláďa is the head of evolutionary protistology lab. He is interested in eukaryotic phylogeny, evolution of anaerobes, evolution of euglenid secondary plastid, lateral gene transfer, taxonomy and phylogeny of parabasalids, oxymonads and fornicates.
Sebastian Cristian Treitli
Sebastian joined the team in 2013 and he focuses on the genomics and cell biology of oxymonads.
Yi-kai (Kevin) Fang
Kevin joined the team in 2018. He is working on Monocercomonoides proteins importing into mitochondrion-related organelles.
Kristína joined the team in 2018 and focuses on the genomics of archamoebae and euglenids.
Carmen Priscilla Peña-Diaz
Priscilla joined the team in 2018 and her main interest is the iron-sulphur clusters assembly in oxymonads.
Justyna joined our team in 2020 and hes main interest is to disentangle the metabolism of Paratrimastix pyriformis mitochondrion using LOPIT proteomics.
Anežka joined our team in 2021 and her project focuses on the metabolism of Euglena gracilis plastids durign the dark period.
Petr joined the team in 2009 and he focuses on the gene transfers into the nuclear genomes of euglenids.
Jirka joined our team as PhD student in 2022. He focuses on Metabarcoding and gut and soil protists.
Eva joined the lab in 2018 and they are currently working on cytoskeleton structure of Paratrimatix and Monocercomonoides.
Adam joined our team in 2020 and his main interest is to reveal the principle of the metabolic movement in euglenids.
Left our lab in 2023 and currently works at the University of California, San Diego.
Aaron left our team in 2022 and he currently works at the Kyungpook National University.
Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez
Aaron left our team in 2021 and he currently works at the Uppsala University.
Left our team in 2021 and he currently works in industry.
Lucia left our team in 2021 for maternity leave.
Štěpánka finished her PhD in 2020 and she continues to work as a head of genomic laboratory in BIOCEV.
Vojta finished his PhD in 2020 and he now works as a postdoc in the laboratory of Jan Dvořák in the Czech University of Life Sciences.
Honza left the team in 2019 and currently he works as a postdoc in the laboratory of Ross Waller at the University of Cambridge>.
Zuzana Vajtová left the team in 2019 and she currently works in IOCB Prague.
Aneta finished her masters in 2020 and she currently studies her PhD in the laboratory of Ivan Čepička, Faculty of Science, Charles University.
Maruška finished her MSc in 2019 and she currently studies her PhD in the laboratory of Vladimír Varga in IMG, Prague.
Eva left the team for maternity leave.
Lukáš finished his PhD in 2020 and currently works as postdoc in the laboratory of David Moreira, Université Paris-Saclay .
Anna Novák Vanclová
Anna finished her PhD in 2019. In 2020 she started her postdoc in the laboratory of Richard Dorrell.
Martina finished in 2019. She studied the ploidies and karyotypes of oxymonads using FISH techniques.
Naoji joined the team in 2015. He was working on the origin(s) of the euglenid plastid as inferred from the transcriptome and the genome of a mixotrophic euglenophyte Rapaza viridis.
Soňa joined the team in 2013 and graduated in 2016. She focused on diversity of pyramimonadales algae and evolution of euglenid plastid.
Ania started her postdoc in 2013, she focused on genomics of oxymonads and trimastix. She left our team at the end of 2015 to continue her postdoc and later started her own lab in Warsaw.
Jana finished her PhD in 2014, her focus was the evolution of derived form of methionin adenosyltransferase (MATX) in euglenids.