Seminars of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

Unless otherwise specified, seminars are held on Tuesdays, from 13:00
in the new PARU II lecture room (2nd floor)


Summer semester 2020

4 February Istvan Zachar Evolutionary and ecological issues at the origin of mitochondria Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary J. Lukeš
11 February
18 February Mary Anne Rubio tRNA Editing and Modification by Enzyme Co-Activation in Trypanosoma brucei The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA J. Lukeš
25 February Sara Farrona Novel components of the Polycomb Group pathway and their role in plant development National University of Ireland Galway I. Mozgová
3 March Katrin Kierdorf            Jennifer Regan

Regulation of metabolic tissue homeostasis by macrophages (dr. Katrin Kierdorf) 

Drosophila, drugs, and bugs: sex differences in immunity and aging (dr. Jennifer Regan)

 University of Freiburg, Institute of Neuropathology, Germany            University of Edinburg, Institute of Immunology and Infection          Research, UK A. Bajgar
!!! 9 March !!! Patricia Nuttall Climate, Ticks and Disease University of Oxford, Department of Zoology, Oxford, UK L. Grubhoffer
10 March Martin Selinger         Molecular Factors of Cell Antiviral Immunity University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Budweis T. Doležal
17 March
Zuzana Musilová How do fish see in the dark? Life in the deep ocean and deep-water crater lakes Charles University, Prague P.. Nguyen
24 March
Julie Kovářová Biology Centre CAS, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK A. Zíková
31 March
Jiří Hejnar CRISPR/Cas9 editing of chicken genome as a prospect of anti-virus resistance Institute of Molecular Genetics CAS, Prague M. Jindra
7 April
Vítězslav Bryja Masaryk University in Brno A. Horák

14 April


Roman Tůma (habilitation lecture)

Those magnificent molecular machines - Molecular and cellular biology in the age of interdisciplinary science

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University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Budweis T. Doležal

21 April


Klaus Grasser The elongation phase of RNA polymerase II transcription in Arabidopsis and its coordination with co-transcriptional processes University of Regensburg, Germany I. Mozgová

28 April


Thomas Boehm Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg, Germany M. Oborník
5 May
Petr Šolc Spindle formation and chromosome segregation in mammalian oocytes Institute of Animal Physiology & Genetics, CAS, Libechov Alex Bruce
12 May
Alena Pecinová Institute of Physiology CAS, Prague A. Zíková
M. Kunzová

9 June


Alex Muhleip A. Zíková
16 June Vladimír Hampl Life without mitochondrion Charles University, Prague H. Hashimi
23 June Lecture room at PAU II is not available!!! It´s necessary to book another one. 
30 June Student seminar

Vendula Rašková; „Characterization of Trypanosoma brucei mitochondrial LECA related genes“; supervisor: MSc. Ignacio Durante, Ph.D.

Sander Visser; "Sex determination in the moth Ephestia kuehniella, a case of seemingly needless complexity“; supervisor: Prof. František Marec

Anna Voleníková; "From endosymbiont to host supernumerary chromosome: Evidence for unusual horizontal gene transfer in Ephestia kuehniella (Lepidoptera)"; supervisor: RNDr. Magda Zrzavá, Ph.D.

Giorgio Virnicchi; „The role of WWC2 in preimplantation mouse embryo“; supervisor: doc. Alex. W. Bruce, Ph.D.

University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Budweis M. Kunzová
7 July Student seminar

Ayush Sharma - „Agrobacterium-mediated Transformation of Photosynthetic Alga: Chromera velia“; supervisor: prof. Ing. Miroslav Oborník, Ph.D.

Serafim Nenarokov - „Fangorn - simple and lightweight tool for simultaneous annotation of phylogenetic trees and alignments“; supervisor: Mgr. Martin Kolísko, Ph.D.

University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Budweis M. Kunzová
14 July Student seminar

Minal Jain; „Significance of FoF1-ATP synthase subunit alpha cleavage“; supervisor: RNDr. Alena Panicucci Zíková, Ph.D.

Ambar Kachale; „Tale of UGA (Chapter: II)“; prof. RNDr. Julius Lukeš, CSc

Pragya Tripathi; „Tagging of pyruvate dehydrogenase in Diplonema papillatum“; supervisor: prof. RNDr. Julius Lukeš, CSc

University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Science, Budweis M. Kunzová

Winter semester 2019/2020



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4 September

Maarten J. Voordouw Lyme borreliosis and the ecology of a multiple-strain tick-borne pathogen University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada

R. Rego

17 September

24 September

1 October

Iva Mozgová The hardship of greening without Polycomb Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Ceske  Budejovice I. Mozgova

4 October - Friday !!!

Jia-Hsin Huang Exploration of transcriptional regulation through bioinformatics approaches Institute of Information Science (IIS), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan T. Doležal

8 October

15 October

Jakub Rohlena Respiratory function in proliferating and quiescent cells: de novo pyrimidine synthesis versus maintenance of autophagy BIOCEV, Vestec, Czech Republic A. Zíková

22 October

Chris Bowler

Tara Oceans: Eco-Systems Biology at Planetary Scale

Ecole Normal Superieure, Paris, France

J. Lukeš

29 October

5 November

Josef Komenda PhotoRedesign - Rebuilding of Photosynthesis (ERC Synergy) Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague R. Sobotka

12 November

Jiří Týč

Flagellar basal bodies: its function and structure

Biology Centre CAS, LEM, České Budejovice A. Zíková

19 November 

Isabel Roditi

Trypanosome-tsetse interactions: a three-way conversation?

University of Bern, Switzerland

A. Zíková

26 November

Jiří Macas The extraordinary diversity of genomes and chromosomes in the parasitic plant genus Cuscuta Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology, Ceske Budejovice A. Zíková

3 December

Sebastian Zoll Invariant surface glycoproteins of trypanosomes - A class of structurally uncharacterised receptors as new targets in drug and vaccine design Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Prague Z. Paris

6 December - Friday 10.00

Petra Bulánková Mitotic recombination is enhanced in diatoms and contributes to high haplotype diversity in clonal populations Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Gent, Belgium I. Mozgová

10 December

Gerard Talavera  The longest butterfly migration: Integrative research to understand long-range insect movements. Institut de Biologia Evolutiva, Barcelona, Spain P. Nguyen

!!! 16 December !!!

Konstantinos Tokatlidis Unconventional protein import to mitochondria in response to stress Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology H. Hashimi

17 December

Michael Meinecke Protein dependent inner mitochondrial membrane remodeling University Medical Center Göttingen, Department of Cellular Biochemistry, Germany H. Hashimi

7 January

Pavel Tomancak Comparative approach to tissue morphogenesis in insects Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany  J. Lukeš

14 January

Student seminar Lenka Rouhová; Adenosine signalling affects the growth of warts mosaic clones; Supervisor: Prof. RNDr. Michal Žurovec, CSc. Nirav Thakkar; Functional analysis of circadian clock genes in Drosophila; Supervisor: Mgr. David Doležel, Ph.D. Minal Jain; The unique proteolytic cleavage of the Trypanosoma brucei FoF1-ATP synthase subunit alpha; RNDr. Alena Panicucci Zíková, Ph.D. , Pragya Tripathi; Characterization of DpRtcB ligase in Diplonema papillatum; prof. RNDr. Julius Lukeš, CSc.  M. Kunzova

21 January

Daniel Patrick Canniffe                                        Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, UK R. Sobotka

28 January

Student seminar Mykola Yatsenko; Inhibitory action of juvenile hormone signaling on imaginal cells morphogenesis; Supervisor: Prof. RNDr. Marek Jindra, CSc., Sazzad Mahmood; Tick transcriptomics and Lyme disease transmission; Supervisor: RNDr. Ondřej Hajdušek, Ph.D, Helena Hönig Mondeková; Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) and its role in photoautotrophic growth of Physcomitrella patens; Iva Mozgová, Ph.D. M. Kunzova

The overview of previous seminars find here.