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.
Lucia joined the team in 2016 and focuses on the lipidomics of Euglena chloroplasts.
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 Pelomyxa.
Carmen Priscilla Peña-Diaz
Priscilla joined the team in 2018 and her main interest is the iron-sulphur clusters assembly in oxymonads.
In 2018, Zuzi made her comeback to our lab after her parental leave. She is interested in the reduced mitochondria of anaerobic protists.
Zoltán joined our lab in 2019 and focuses on the genomics of retortamonads.
Honza joined the team in 2019. His main goal are transfection of Monocercomonoides and knock down of mitosome in Entamoeba histolytica.
Sebastian Cristian Treitli
Sebastian joined the team in 2013 and he focuses on the genomics and cell biology of oxymonads.
Štěpánka started her PhD in 2011, she focuses on the evolution of euglenid plastid genomes.
Vojta started his PhD studies in 2011 and he focuses on the mitochondrial homologue and the synthesis of iron sulphur clusters in oxymonads.
Lukáš joined the team in 2009 and he focuses on genomics and the function of mitochondrial organelle in Trimastix pyriformis.
Petr joined the team in 2009 and he focuses on the gene transfers into the nuclear genomes of euglenids.
Ondřej joined the team in 2013 and he focuses on the genomics and cell biology of Trimastix pyriformis.
Aneta entered our lab in 2016 and she focuses on the study of morphological and molecular diveristy of prokaryotes associated with oxymonads.
Maruška joined our lab in 2017 and her main interest is the iron-sulphur cluster assembly in Preaxostyla.
Eva joined the lab in 2018 and they are currently working on cell biology of Paratrimatix and Monocercomonoides.
Eva joined the team in 2016 and works as a lab technician.
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.