prof. RNDr. Julius Lukeš, CSc.

Job Position: Director , Head of Laboratory - Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Protists

Contact details

Phone: +420 387775416
Room: 002 / PARU II


Management and Leadership of the Institute of Parasitology

Curriculum vitae


Professional Experience

· 1991-present: Research Scientist, Institute of Parasitology, České Budějovice
· 1992-2012: Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology
· 1993: Postdoctoral Fellow, E.C.Slater Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
· 1995-present: Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Parasitology
· 1994-1997: Assistant, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice
· 1997-1998: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside
· 1998-1999: Visiting Scientist, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
· 2003-2012: Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, University of South Bohemia
· 2006-present: Professor, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia
· 2007-2012: Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Natural Sciences
· 2008-present: Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Agriculture
· 2008-2012: Head of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology
· 2012-present: Director of the Institute of Parasitology
· 2012-present: Committee member of International Society of Protistologists

Honors and Awards

· 1993: EMBO Fellowship
· 1994-1996: Chairman of the Czech Society of Protozoology
· 1995: Fulbright Travel Grant
· 1997: Young Scientist Award of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences
· 2000-2005: European Councillor of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
· 2006-2008: President of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology
· 2002: Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding young researchers
· 2003-2009: President of the Czech Society of Protozoology
· 2004-present: Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic
· 2007: Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences
· 2007-2009: Vice-president of the International Society of Protistologists
· 2009-2011: Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
· 2011: Prize of the Minister of Education for Excellence in Research
· 2012-present: Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Invited Lectures

· University of Hannover, Germany, 1991
· University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1993, 1994, 2003
· University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, 1995
· State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, 1995
· National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, 1995
· Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA, 1997
· Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, 1997, 2000
· University of California, Los Angeles, USA, 1998, 1999, 2002
· Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999, 2006, 2007
· School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK, 2000
· Institute of Cytology, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001
· De Duve Institute of Pathology, Brussels, Belgium, 2002, 2006
· Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Physiology, Dortmund, Germany, 2002
· Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2003, 2008
· CIRAD, Montpellier, France, 2003
· Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2012
· Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 2004
· University of Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland, 2004
· Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA, 2004
· New York University, New York, USA, 2004
· University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2004
· University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2005
· Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Vancouver, Canada, 2005, 2006
· Foundation Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
· University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2005
· Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, USA, 2006, 2010
· Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 2006
· South Medical University, Guangzhou, China, 2006
· Kuvin Centre, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2006
· Technion-Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, 2006
· University of California, Riverside, USA, 2007
· Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 2008
· University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K., 2008
· Newcastle University, U.K., 2008
· Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Quebec, Canada, 2008
· University of Cambridge, U.K., 2008
· Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2008
· Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, 2008
· University of Bern, Switzerland, 2008
· University of California, Irvine, USA, 2009
· Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2009
· University of Cardiff, Cardiff, U.K., 2010
· University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil, 2010
· Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, 2010
· Seattle Biomed, Seattle, USA, 2010, 2012
· Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2011
· King Abdulah University, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2011
· Molecular Biology Laboratory, Cambridge, U.K., 2011
· University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011
· European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany, 2011, 2012
· University of Queensland, Australia, 2011
· Biodiversity Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2012
· University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K., 2012
· University of California, Riverside, USA, 2012
· Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, 2012
· National Institutes of Alergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA, 2012
· University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 2012
· University of Exeter, Exeter, U.K., 2012
· Chinese Agricultural University, Beijing, China, 2012

Editorial Board

· 2004-2006: Protistology
· 2005-2011: Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
· 2004-2008: Kinetoplastid Biology and Diseases
· 2009-present: The Open Parasitology Journal
· 2010-2012: International Journal for Parasitology
· 2011-2012: Folia Parasitologova (Associate Editor)

Principal organizer of conferences

· XIII. biannual meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology – August 2000 (120 participants)
· Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis seminar of the British Society of Parasitology – August 2004 (140 participants)
· Euroleish Meeting – September 2004 (30 participants)
· Mitochondrion of trypanosomes enters the post-proteomic era – September 2009 (70 participants)

Teaching Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Parasites
Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia

Biology of Parasitic Protozoa
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Principles of Molecular Biology
Faculty of Science University of South Bohemia

Total found: 253 records
Akhoundi M., Downing T., Votýpka J., Kuhls K., Lukeš J., Cannet A., Ravel C., Marty P., Delaunay P., Kasbari M., Granouillac B., Gradoni L., Sereno D. (2017) Leishmania infections: Molecular targets and diagnosis Molecular Aspects of Medicine 57 : 1-29.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mam.2016.11.012

Documents to download:
Akhoundi et al. 2017 MAM (pdf)
Benz C., Stříbrná E., Hashimi H., Lukeš J. (2017) Dynamin-like proteins in Trypanosoma brucei: A division of labour between two paralogs? PLoS ONE 12 : e0177200.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177200

Documents to download:
Benz et al. 2017 PLoS ONE (pdf)
Dixit S., Müller-McNicoll M., David V., Zarnack K., Ule J., Hashimi H., Lukeš J. (2017) Differential Binding of Mitochondrial Transcripts by MRB8170 and MRB4160 Regulates Distinct Editing Fates of Mitochondrial mRNA in Trypanosomes mBio 8 : e02288-16.
DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02288-16

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Dixit et al. 2017 mBio (pdf)
Haindrich A., Boudová M., Vancová M., Pena Diaz C., Horáková E., Lukeš J. (2017) The intermembrane space protein Erv1 of Trypanosoma brucei is essential for mitochondrial Fe-S cluster assembly and operates alone Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 214 : 47-51.
DOI: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2017.03.009

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Haindrich et al. 2017 MBP (pdf)
Horáková E., Changmai P., Vancová M., Sobotka R., Van Den Abbeele J., Vanhollebeke B., Lukeš J. (2017) The Trypanosoma brucei TbHrg protein is a heme transporter involved in regulation of stage-specific morphological transitions The Journal of Biological Chemistry 292 : 6998-7010.
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M116.762997

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Horakova et al. 2017 (pdf)
Ishemgulova A., Butenko A., Kortišová L., Boucinha C., Grybchuk-Ieremenko A., Morelli K., Tesařová M., Kraeva N., Grybchuk D., Pánek T., Flegontov P., Lukeš J., Votýpka J., Pavan M.G., Opperdoes F., Spodareva V., D'avila-Levy C., Kostygov A., Yurchenko V. (2017) Molecular mechanisms of thermal resistance of the insect trypanosomatid Crithidia thermophila PLoS ONE 12 : e0174165.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0174165

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Ishemgulova et al. 2017 PLoS ONE (pdf)
Ishemgulova A., Kraeva N., Hlaváčová J., Zimmer S., Podešvová L., Butenko A., Leštinová T., Lukeš J., Kostygov A. , Votýpka J., Volf P., Yurchenko V. (2017) A putative ATP/GTP binding protein affects Leishmania mexicana growth in insect vectors and vertebrate hosts PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 11 : e0005782.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005782

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Ishemgulova et al. 2017 PNTD (pdf)
Kostygov A. , Butenko A., Nenarokova A., Tashyreva D., Flegontov P., Lukeš J., Yurchenko V. (2017) Genome of Ca. Pandoraea novymonadis, an Endosymbiotic Bacterium of the Trypanosomatid Novymonas esmeraldas Frontiers in Microbiology 8 : 1940.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01940

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Kostygov et al. 2017 FiM (pdf)
Kraeva N., Horáková E., Kostygov A., Kořený L., Butenko A., Yurchenko V., Lukeš J. (2017) Catalase in Leishmaniinae: With me or against me? Infection, Genetics and Evolution 50 : 121-127.
DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.06.054

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Kraeva et al. 2017 JBCh (pdf)
Pena Diaz C., Vancová M., Resl C., Field M., Lukeš J. (2017) A leucine aminopeptidase is involved in kinetoplast DNA segregation in Trypanosoma brucei PloS Pathogens 13 : e1006310.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1006310

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Pena-Diaz et al. 2017 (pdf)
Seward E., Votýpka J., Kment P., Lukeš J., Kelly S. (2017) Description of Phytomonas oxycareni n. sp. from the Salivary Glands of Oxycarenus lavaterae Protist 168 : 71-79.
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2016.11.002

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Seward et al. 2017 Protist (pdf)
Skalický T., Dobáková E., Wheeler R.J., Tesařová M., Flegontov P., Jirsová D., Votýpka J., Yurchenko V., Ayala F., Lukeš J. (2017) Extensive flagellar remodeling during the complex life cycle of Paratrypanosoma, an early-branching trypanosomatid Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114 : 11757-11762.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712311114

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Skalicky et al. 2017 PNAS (pdf)
Tanifuji G., Cenci U., Moog D., Dean S., Nakayama T., David V., Fiala I., Curtis B., Sibbald S.J., Onodera N., Colp M., Flegontov P., Johnson-MacKinnon J., McPhee M., Inagaki Y., Hashimoto T., Kelly S., Gull K., Lukeš J., Archibald J. (2017) Genome sequencing reveals metabolic and cellular interdependence in an amoebakinetoplastid symbiosis Scientific Reports 7 : 11688.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11866-x

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Tanifuji et al. 2017 SR (pdf)
Týč J., Novotná L., Pena Diaz C., Maslov D., Lukeš J. (2017) RSM22, mtYsxC and PNKD-like proteins are required for mitochondrial translation in Trypanosoma brucei Mitochondrion 34 : 67-74.
DOI: 10.1016/j.mito.2017.01.003

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Tyc et al. 2017 Mitochondrion (pdf)
Votýpka J., Modrý D., Oborník M., Šlapeta J., Lukeš J. (2017) Apicomplexa. In: J.M. Archibald, A.G.B. Simpson and C.H. Slamovits (Eds.), Handbook of the Protists Springer 1-58.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32669-6_20-1
Akopyants N., Lye L., Dobson D., Lukeš J., Beverley S. (2016) A Narnavirus in the Trypanosomatid Protist Plant Pathogen Phytomonas serpens Genome Announcements 4 : e00711-16.
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00711-16

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Akopyants et al. 2016 Genome Announcements (pdf)
Akopyants N., Lye L., Dobson D., Lukeš J., Beverley S. (2016) A novel bunyavirus-like virus of protozoan parasites Genome Announcements 4 : e00715-16.
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00715-16

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Akopyants et al. 2016 15-16 (pdf)
Basu S., Horáková E., Lukeš J. (2016) Iron-associated biology of Trypanosoma brucei. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1860 : 368-370.
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2015.10.027

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Basu et al. 2016 B et B Acta (pdf)
Benz C., Kovářová J., Kráľová-Hromadová I., Pierik A., Lukeš J. (2016) Roles of the Nfu Fe-S targeting factors in the trypanosome mitochondrion International Journal for Parasitology 46 : 641-651.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.04.006

Documents to download:
Benz et al. 2016 IJP (pdf)
Cenci U., Moog D., Curtis B., Tanifuji G., Eme L., Lukeš J., Archibald J. (2016) Heme pathway evolution in kinetoplastid protists BMC Evolutionary Biology 16 : 109.
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0664-6

Documents to download:
Cenci et al. 2016 BMC EB (pdf)

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