Czech Society for Parasitology, r. s.

IČO 00444740

Department of Parasitology

Faculty of Science

Charles University

Viničná 1594/7 128 00

Prague Czech Republic

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49th Jírovec’s Protozoological Days

April 22 - 26, 2019

Dear protistologists,

we hope you enjoyed the 49th Jírovec’s Protozoological Days, which took place from April 22 to 26, 2019 at castle in Kostelec nad Černými lesy, Czech Republic. The conference was organized by the Protozoological section of the Czech Society for Parasitology.

Since 1969, the conference has been an opportunity for graduate and postgraduate students, as well as postdocs and young scientists to present their research and results to the scientific community and the international community of protistologists. The topics presented at the conference include areas such as cell and molecular biology, genomics, phylogeny and systematics, as well as parasitology, biochemistry, and evolutionary biology and include discoveries of significant new organisms, metabolic pathways of organisms important to our understanding of the origin and evolution of life, research on the causes of serious parasitic diseases such as malaria, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, and many others, the development of their treatment and prevention. Thanks to English as the main language at the conference and thanks to the growing interest of foreign colleagues, students and young scientists have the opportunity to establish valuable foreign cooperation with major world scientific institutions.

We would like to thank everyone for coming and sharing the amazing research with all of us. We are grateful for the support from International Society of Protistologists, Charles University, University of Ostrava, MiCoBion funding, our partner Trigon Plus, as well as to our sponsors Eppendorf, Schoeller, and Olympus. THANK YOU!

We would also like to say congratulations to the winners of the best student talk and best student poster - Michaela Kunzová and Lenka Marková!

On behalf of the organizing committee,


Johana Rotterová