RNDr. Petr Nguyen, Ph.D.


head of the Laboratory of Chromosomics 

University of South Bohemia
Faculty of Science 

Branišovská 31, 37005 České Budějovice
B building, office 183

Email: petr.nguyen@prf.jcu.cz
Tel. +420 387 772 277

Curriculum Vitae

ORCID 0000-0003-1395-4287, ResearcherID: G-5826-2010
born March 17, 1984 in Čáslav

University Education

2013    Doctoral degree 'cum laude' in Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (USB) and Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences (BC CAS)

2009    Master’s degree 'with distinctions' in Genetics and Gene Engineering, USB

2007    Bachelor’s degree 'with distinctions' in Biology, USB

Professional and Research Experience

since 2020        Scientist at the Institute of Entomology, BC CAS

since 2019        Associated scientist at the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics, CAS

2018-2020        Associated scientist at the Institute of Entomology, BC CAS

2016 - 2017      University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA (c/o James R. Walters, 8 months)

since 2014        Assistant professor at the Faculty of Science, USB

2013 -2018       Postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Entomology, BC CAS

2012                 University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (c/o Ilik Saccheri, 3 months)

2012                 University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina (c/o María José Bressa, 1 month)

2010                 Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (c/o Ken Sahara, 1 month)

2008                 Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (c/o Ken Sahara, 3 months)

Publications 

Ávila Herrera IM, Král J, Pastuchová M, Forman M, Musilová J, Kořínková T, Šťáhlavský F, Zrzavá M, Nguyen P, Just P, Haddad C, Hiřman M, Koubová M, Sadílek D, Huber BA (under revision) Evolutionary pattern of karyotypes, sex chromosomes, nucleolus organizer regions, and meiosis in pholcid spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae): implications for reconstructing karyotype evolution of araneomorph spiders. BMC Evol Biol

Sember A, Nguyen P, Perez MF, Altmanová M, Ráb P, Cioffi MB (accepted) Multiple sex chromosomes in teleost fishes from a cytogenetic perspective: state of the art and future challenges. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci

Štáhlavský F, Nguyen P, Sadílek D, Štundlová J, Just P, Haddad CR, Koç H, Ranawana KB, Stockmann M, Yağmur EA, Kovařík F (2020) Evolutionary dynamics of rDNA clusters on chromosomes of buthid scorpions (Chelicerata: Arachnida). Biol J Linn Soc 131: 547–565

Sember A, Pappová M, Forman M, Nguyen P, Marec F, Dalíková M, Divišová K, Doležálková-Kaštánková M, Zrzavá M, Sadílek D, Hrubá B, Král J (2020) Patterns of sex chromosome differentiation in spiders: Insights from comparative genomic hybridization. Genes 11: 849

Singh KS, Troczka BJ, Duarte A, Balabanidou V, Trissi N, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Nguyen P, Zimmer CT, Papapostolou KM, Randall E, Lueke B, Marec F, Mazzoni E, Williamson MS, Hayward A, Nauen R, Vontas J, Bass C (2020) The genetic architecture of a host shift: an adaptive walk protected an aphid and its endosymbiont from plant chemical defences. Sci Adv 6: eaba1070

Yen EC, McCarthy SA, Galarza JA, Generalovic T, Pelan S, Nguyen P, Meier JI, Warren I, Mappes J, Durbin R, Jiggins CD (2020) A haplotype-resolved, de novo genome assembly for the wood tiger moth (Arctia plantaginis) through trio binning. GigaScience  9: 1–12

Yoshido A, Šíchová J, Pospíšilová K, Nguyen P, Voleníková A, Šafář J, Provazník J, Vila R, Marec F (2020) Evolution of multiple sex chromosomes associated with dynamic genome reshuffling in Leptidea wood white butterflies. Heredity 125: 138–154

Wan F, Yin C, Tang R, Chen M, Wu Q, Huang C, Qian W, Rota-Stabelli O, Yang N, Wang S, Wang G, Zhang G, Guo J, Gu L, Chen L, Xing L, Xi Y, Liu F, Lin K, Guo M, Liu W, He K, Tian R, Jacquin-Joly E, Franck P, Siegwart M, Ometto L, Anfora G, Blaxter M, Meslin C, Nguyen P, Dalíková M, Marec F, Olivares J, Maugin S, Shen J, Liu J, Guo J, Luo J, Liu B, Fan W, Feng L, Zhao X, Peng X, Wang K, Liu L, Zhan H, Liu W, Shi G, Jiang C, Jin J, Xian X, Lu S, Ye M, Li M, Yang M, Xiong R, Walters JR, Li F (2019) A chromosome-level genome assembly of Cydia pomonella provides insights into chemical ecology and insecticide resistance. Nat Commun 10: 4237

Carabajal Paladino LZ, Hladová I, Berger M, Bass C, Aratchige NS, López SN, Marec F, Nguyen P (2019) Sex chromosome turnover in moths of the diverse superfamily Gelechioidea. Genome Biol Evol 11: 1307-1319

Štundlová J, Šmíd J, Nguyen P, Šťáhlavský F (2019) Cryptic diversity and dynamic chromosome evolution in Alpine scorpions (Euscorpiidae: Euscorpius). Mol Phyl Evol 134: 152-163

Dalíková M, Zrzavá M, Hladová I, Nguyen P, Šonský I, Flegrová M, Kubíčková S, Voleníková A, Kawahara AY, Peters RS, Marec F (2017) New insight into the evolution of W chromosome in Lepidoptera. J Hered 108: 709-719

Mongue AJ, Nguyen P, Voleníková A, Walters JR (2017) A neo-sex chromosome in the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. G3 (Bethesda) 7: 3281-3294

Sauer AJ, Fritsch E, Undorf-Spahn K, Nguyen P, Marec F, Heckel DG, Jehle JA (2017) Novel resistance to Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV) in codling moth shows autosomal and dominant inheritance and confers cross-resistance to different CpGV genome groups. PLoS One 12: e0179157

Nováková E, Hypša V, Nguyen P, Husník F, Darby AC (2016) Genome sequence of Candidatus Arsenophonus lipopteni, the exclusive symbiont of a blood sucking fly Lipoptena cervi (Diptera: Hippoboscidae). Stand Genomic Sci 11: 72

Svojanovská H, Nguyen P, Hiřman M, Tuf IH, Wahab RA, Haddad CR, Šťáhlavský F (2016) Karyotype evolution in harvestmen of the suborder Cyphophthalmi (Opiliones). Cytogenet Genome Res 148: 227-236

Bombarová M, Špakulová M, Kello M, Nguyen P, Bazsalovicsová E, Kráľová-Hromadová I (2015) Cytogenetics of Aspidogaster limacoides (Trematoda, Aspidogastrea): karyotype, spermatocyte division and genome size. Parasitol Res 114: 1473-1483

Sadílek D*, Nguyen P*, Koç H, Kovařík F, Yağmur EA, Štáhlavský F (2015) Molecular cytogenetics of the Androctonus scorpions: Oasis of calm in turbulent karyotype evolution of the diverse family Buthidae. Biol J Lin Soc 115: 69-76

Šíchová J, Voleníková A, Dincă V, Nguyen P, Vila R, Sahara K, Marec F (2015) Dynamic karyotype evolution and unique sex determination systems in Leptidea wood white butterflies. BMC Evol Biol 15: 89

Carabajal Paladino LZ*, Nguyen P*, Šíchová J, Marec F (2014) Mapping of single-copy genes by TSA-FISH in the codling moth, Cydia pomonella. BMC Genetics 15(Suppl 2):S15

Šíchová J, Nguyen P, Dalíková M, Marec F (2013) Chromosomal evolution in tortricid moths: conserved karyotypes with diverged features. PLoS One 8: e64520

Forman M, Nguyen P, Hula V, Král J (2013) Sex chromosome pairing and extensive NOR polymorphism in Wadicosa fidelis (Araneae: Lycosidae). Cytogenet Genome Res 141: 43-49

Nguyen P, Sýkorová M, Šíchová J, Kůta V, Dalíková M, Čapková-Frydrychová R, Neven LG, Sahara K, Marec F (2013) Neo-sex chromosomes and adaptive potential in tortricid pests. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110: 6931-6936

Van’t Hof AE, Nguyen P, Dalíková M, Edmonds N, Marec F, Saccheri IJ (2013) A linkage map of the peppered moth (Biston betularia, Geometridae): a model of industrial melanism. Heredity 110: 283-295

Nguyen P, Sahara K, Yoshido A, Marec F (2010) Evolutionary dynamics of rDNA clusters on chromosomes of moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera). Genetica 138: 343–354

Bombarová M, Marec F, Nguyen P, Špakulová M (2007) Divergent location of ribosomal genes in chromosomes of fish thorny-headed worms, Pomphorhynchus laevis and P. tereticollis (Acanthocephala). Genetica 131: 141–149

Fuková I, Traut W, Vítková M, Nguyen P, Kubíčková S, Marec F (2007) Probing the W chromosome of the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, with sequences from microdissected sex chromatin. Chromosoma 116: 135-145

Fuková I, Nguyen P, Marec F (2005) Codling moth cytogenetics: karyotype, chromosomal location of rDNA, and molecular differentiation of sex chromosomes. Genome 48: 1083–1092

* the authors contributed equally to the study

Book chapters

Nguyen P, Carabajal Paladino LZ (2016) On the neo-sex chromosomes of Lepidoptera. In: Pontarotti P (Ed) Evolutionary Biology: Convergent Evolution, Evolution of Complex Traits, Concepts and Methods. Springer, Heidelberg. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-41324-2

Conference contributions (selected)

Volenikova A, Nguyen P (2019) Revisited sex chromosome evolution in moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera). Workshop: Paradigm shift in sex chromosome evolution, 20-21 September, Berlin, Germany, p. 25. (oral presentation)

Nguyen P (2019) Sex chromosome evolution in spiders (Araneae). 12th Arthropod Genomics Symposium, 12-14 June, Manhattan, Kansas, USA, p. 12. (oral presentation)

Nguyen P, Kreklova M, Hladova I, Petrvalska K, Vila R, Talavera G (2018) Sex chromosome evolution in lycaenid butterflies (Lycaenidae). The 10th International Workshop on Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, August 19–25 , Kolympari, Greece, p. 61. (oral presentation)

Nguyen P (2018) Genome instability in blue butterflies (Lycaenidae). 8th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies, June 11–14 , Bangalore, India, p. 41–42. (oral presentation)

Nguyen P (2017) Cytogenetics of lepidopteran pests of the superfamilies Tortricoidea and Gelechioidea. The Third International Congress on Biological Invasions, November 19-23 , Hangzhou, China, p. 87 (oral presentation)

Nguyen P, Marec F (2017) Sex chromosome analysis in codling moth for better SIT. International Symposium for New Technology in Arthropod, November 16-18 , Chongqing, China, p. 53 (oral presentation)

Nguyen P (2017) Neo-sex chromosomes in Lepidoptera: Rule or exception? Butterflies as Genomic Models in Ecology and Evolution, July 27-28, Penryn, UK (oral presentation)

Nguyen P (2016) Turnover of sex chromosomes in Lepidoptera. Evolutionary Genomics of Sex, November 17-19, Tempe, Arizona, USA (oral presentation)

Nguyen P, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Hladova I, Marec F (2015) Neo-sex chromosomes and their role in radiation of Lepidoptera. In: 19th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles, September 15-18, Marseilles, France, p. 29 (oral presentation)

Nguyen P, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Marec F (2014) Parallel neo-sex chromosome evolution and radiations of lower ditrysian moths. In: Program and Abstracts, The 9th International Workshop on the Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera, August 17-23, Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolympari, Crete, Greece, p. 11 (oral presentation)

Nguyen P, Carabajal Paladino LZ, Sýkorová M, Marec F (2013) Neo-sex chromosomes as a key innovation in radiation of lower ditrysian moths. In: Programme and Abstracts, Advances in Ecological Speciation, April 29 - 30, CIBIO/UP Vairao, Portugal, p. 23 (oral presentation)

Invited lectures

Nguyen P (2017) Evolution of sex chromosomes in Lepidoptera. College of Plant Protection, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

Nguyen P (2015) Role of neo-sex chromosomes in ecological adaptation and radiation of lower Lepidoptera. Institute for Biological Control, Julius Kühn Institute, Darmstadt, Germany

Nguyen P (2015) Codling moth sex chromosomes in relation to pest management. International Codling Moth Genome Sequencing Symposium, November 18-19, Institute of Plant Protection of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

Awards and funding

2020 – 2022    Junior grant of the Czech Science Foundation (Reg. No. 20-20650Y): Early evolution of lepidopteran neo-sex chromosomes.

2020 – 2022    Czech-American scientific cooperation grant under the INTER-ACTION program of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic (Reg. No. LTAUSA19086; co-PI Dr. James R. Walters, University of Kansas): Evolution of neo-sex chromosomes in butterflies of the subtribe Danaini.

2019 – 2021    Team grant of the Grant Agency of the USB (Grant No. 037/2019/P) supporting 30 PhD students of the Department of molecular biology and Genetics (Faculty of Science, USB).

2017 – 2019    Grant of the Czech Science Foundation (Reg. No. 17-17211S): Chromosome rearrangements in the evolution of moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera)

2016                Fulbright Scholarship for Research and Lecturing (Grant No. 2016-21-06): The role of inversions and sex chromosomes in speciation of ermine moths of the genus Yponomeuta

2014 - 2016    Postdoctoral grant of the Czech Science Foundation (Reg. No. 14-35819P): The role of neo-sex chromosomes in adaptive radiations of lower Ditrysia (Lepidoptera)

Relevant training

5th Workshop on the Application of Next Generation Sequencing to Repetitive DNA Analysis in Plants, May 24-26, 2016, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Workshop on Population and Speciation Genomics, January 24 – February 6, 2016, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

Workshop on Advances in Bioinformatics and Genomics, September 24 - 30, 2012, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Teaching and advising

since 2015      Evolutionary Genetics of Animals, Faculty of Science, USB

2014 - 2015    Principles of Gene Engineering, Faculty of Science, USB

since 2012      Supervisor: 3 BSc. and 6 MSc. theses defended; 3 MSc. and 3 Ph.D. theses in progress