current lab members



Vladimír Hampl
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.
contact: vlada@natur.cuni.cz


Lucia Hadariová
postdoc
Lucia joined the team in 2016 and focuses on the lipidomics of Euglena chloroplasts.


contact: luciahadariova@gmail.com


Yi-kai (Kevin) Fang
postdoc
Kevin joined the team in 2018. He is working on Monocercomonoides proteins importing into mitochondrion-related organelles.

contact: fangy@natur.cuni.cz


Kristína Záhonová
postdoc
Kristína joined the team in 2018 and focuses on the genomics of Pelomyxa.


contact: kika.zahonova@gmail.com


Carmen Priscilla Peña-Diaz
postdoc
Priscilla joined the team in 2018 and her main interest is the iron-sulphur clusters assembly in oxymonads.

contact: penadiac@natur.cuni.cz


Zuzana Vaitová
postdoc
In 2018, Zuzi made her comeback to our lab after her parental leave. She is interested in the reduced mitochondria of anaerobic protists.

contact: zubacova@yahoo.com


Zoltán Füssy
postdoc
Zoltán joined our lab in 2019 and focuses on the genomics of retortamonads.


contact: zoltan.fussy@natur.cuni.cz


Jan Pyrih
postdoc
Honza joined the team in 2019. His main goal are transfection of Monocercomonoides and knock down of mitosome in Entamoeba histolytica.

contact: pyrih@natur.cuni.cz


Štěpánka Hrdá
PhD student
Štěpánka started her PhD in 2011, she focuses on the evolution of euglenid plastid genomes.


contact: hrdastepa@seznam.cz


Vojtěch Vacek
PhD student
Vojta started his PhD studies in 2011 and he focuses on the mitochondrial homologue and the synthesis of iron sulphur clusters in oxymonads.

contact: messr@centrum.cz


Lukáš Novák
PhD student
Lukáš joined the team in 2009 and he focuses on genomics and the function of mitochondrial organelle in Trimastix pyriformis.

contact: novakluk@natur.cuni.cz


Petr Soukal
PhD student
Petr joined the team in 2009 and he focuses on the gene transfers into the nuclear genomes of euglenids.

contact: petr.soukal@natur.cuni.cz


Sebastian Cristian Treitli
PhD student
Sebastian joined the team in 2013 and he focuses on the genomics and cell biology of oxymonads.


contact: sebastian.treitli@yahoo.com


Anna Novák Vanclová
PhD student
Anna joined the team in 2010. Their primary interest is the proteomics of euglenid plastid and its protein import and targeting.

contact: vanclova@gmail.com


Ondřej Brzoň
PhD student
Ondřej joined the team in 2013 and he focuses on the genomics and cell biology of Trimastix pyriformis.


contact: ondrej.brzon@email.cz


Aneta Kubánková
MSc student
Aneta entered our lab in 2016 and she focuses on the study of morphological and molecular diveristy of prokaryotes associated with oxymonads.

contact: aneta.kuban@gmail.com


Marie Zelená
BSc student
Maruška joined our lab in 2017 and her main interest is the iron-sulphur cluster assembly in Preaxostyla.


contact: marie.zelena@natur.cuni.cz


Eva Švagr
BSc student
Eva joined the lab in 2018 and they are currently working on cell biology of Paratrimatix and Monocercomonoides.

contact: eva.svagrova@gmail.com


Eva Mazancová
technician
Eva joined the team in 2016 and works as a lab technician.


contact: eva.rmoutilova@natur.cuni.cz



Alumni


Martina Kornalíková
MSc student
Martina finished in 2019. She studied the ploidies and karyotypes of oxymonads using FISH techniques.

contact: clovert@seznam.cz


Naoji Yubuki
postdoc
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.

contact: yubukin@natur.cuni.cz


Soňa Lukešová
MSc graduate
Soňa joined the team in 2013 and graduated in 2016. She focused on diversity of pyramimonadales algae and evolution of euglenid plastid.

contact: lukesova.sona@seznam.cz


Anna Karnkowska
postdoc
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.

contact: anna.karnkowska@gmail.com


Jana Szabová
PhD graduate
Jana finished her PhD in 2014, her focus was the evolution of derived form of methionin adenosyltransferase (MATX) in euglenids.

contact: janca.sz@centrum.cz