Katedra molekulární biologie a genetiky
Department of molecular biology and genetics
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Mgr. Lenka Chodáková, Ph.D.


Přírodovědecká fakulta JU
budova B, místnost 193

E-mail: chodakova@prf.jcu.cz

telefon: 387772229

CURRICULUM VITAE – Mgr. Lenka Chodáková, Ph.D.

BORN: October 20, 1988; Slovakia

EDUCATION AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
2011                  BSc (Biology) at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
2013                  MSc (Genetics) at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
2019                  Ph.D. (Molecular biology and genetics) University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic, Faculty of Science, Topic: “Circadian genes and geographic
                          variability in circadian and photoperiodic clocks in Pyrrhocoris apterus

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE ABROAD & INTERNSHIPS
October 2013 - October 2016         The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network INsecTIME, Early Stage Researcher
November 2014                              Secondment at the University of Würzburg, Germany at the Department of Neurobiology and genetics in the laboratory of
                                                        Prof. Dr. Charlotte Helfrich-Förster
July 2015                                        The Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Summer School, University of Oxford, UK

FUNDING
 * INsecTIME (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN, grant No. 316790) The Marie Curie Initial Training Network program funded by the European Community (Framework Program 7), which aimed at understanding circadian and seasonal timing in insects. Project duration (years): 2013-2017
 * Student grants GAJU of the University of South Bohemia, years 2014 - 2016; 2014 (113/2014/P) “Light input into circadian and photoperiodic clocks”; 2015 (042/2015/P) “Connection between circadian and photoperiodic clocks in insects”, 2016 (078/2016/P) “Geographical variability of circadian clocks - changes with latitude and altitude” 

TEACHING
2013 - 2018       Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of South Bohemia, course Methods in Molecular Biology (KMB770).

CONFERENCES
2018    Circadian clock genes in the linden bug. Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska and Lenka Pivarciova. Session: Neurobiology of Insects and Crustaceans - Comparative and Evolutionary Perspective. 17th European Drosophila Neurobiology Conference, Neurofly 2018, Krakow, Poland, 3-7 September 2018 (oral).
2017    Circadian clockwork and photoperiodic timer in the linden bug Pyrrhocoris apterus. Lenka Pivarciova, Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska, Milena Damulewicz, David Dolezel. Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Chronobiology, Stoweflake Conference Centre in Stowe, Vermont, USA, 15-21 July 2017 (poster).
2016    Connection of circadian and photoperiodic clocks in the linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus. Lenka Pivarciova, Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska, David Dolezel. Symposium: Photoperiodic Induction of Diapause and Seasonal Morphs; XXV International Congress of Entomology (ICE), Orlando, Florida, USA, 25-30 September 2016 (oral).
2015    Geographic variability of circadian clock in linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus. Lenka Pivarciova, Hana Vaneckova, Jan Provaznik, Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska, Stepan Cada and David Dolezel. EBRS/WCC Meeting 2015 - European Biological Rhythms Society/World Congress of Chronobiology in Manchester, UK (poster).
2015    Geographic variability of circadian clock in linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus. Lenka Pivarciova, Hana Vaneckova, Jan Provaznik, Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska, Stepan Cada and David Dolezel. The 2015 Chronobiology Gordon Research Conference in Girona, Spain (poster)
2014    Circadian clock gene expression in firebug Pyrrhocoris apterus in diapause and reproductive conditions. Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska, Milena Damulewicz, Lenka Chodakova, David Dolezel. MOLI 2014 – Seventh International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands (poster).
2014    Linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus - a model for insect physiology, chronobiology and development. David Dolezel, Joanna Kotwica-Rolinska, Milena Damulewicz, Olga Bazalová, Jan Provaznik, Vlastimil Smykal, Stepan Cada, Magdalena Hodkova, Ivo Sauman, Radka Zavodska, Lenka Chodakova, Martin Pivarci, Marketa Hejnikova, Hanka Vaneckova, Agata Bednarek, Marta Sawadro-Wieczorek. MOLI 2014 - Seventh International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands (lecture).

PUBLICATIONS
* Kotwica-Rolinska, J.; Chodakova, L., Chvalova, D., Kristofova, L., Fenclova, I., Provaznik, J., Bertolutti, M., Wu, B., Dolezel., D. (2019). CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing introduction and optimization in the non-model insect Pyrrhocoris apterus. Frontiers in Physiology. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00891
* Kotwica-Rolinska, J.; Pivarciova, L.; Vaneckova, H.; Dolezel, D. (2017). The role of circadian clock genes in the photoperiodic timer of the linden bug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, during the nymphal stage. Physiological Entomology. doi: 10.1111/phen.12197
* Pivarciova, L., Vaneckova, H., Provaznik, J., Wu, B., Pivarci, M., Peckova, O., Bazalova, O., Cada, S., Kment, P., Kotwica-Rolinska, J., Dolezel, D. (2016). Unexpected geographic variability of the free running period in the linden bug Pyrrhocoris apterus. Journal of Biological Rhythms. 31(6): 568-576. doi: 10.1177/0748730416671213
 * Horvathova, E., Navarova, J., Galova, E., Sevcovicova, A., Chodakova, L., Snahnicanova, Z., Melusova, M., Kozics, K., Slamenova, D. (2014). Assessment of antioxidative, chelating, and DNA-protective effects of selected essential oil components (eugenol, carvacrol, thymol, borneol, eucalyptol) of plants and intact Rosmarinus officinalis oil. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 62(28): 6632-9. doi: 10.1021/jf501006y.