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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Prof. Andrew Roger is a Canadian-Australian protistologist, molecular biologist, and evolutionary bioinformatician, whose team focuses on the evolution of protistan genomes and organelles. He is currently a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University and a founding member of the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics (CGEB:

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Dr. Anna Karnkowska is a Polish protistologist and evolutionary biologist, currently based as an assistant professor at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her team focuses mainly on evolution of chloroplasts and mitochondria in protists as well as on evolution, transcriptomics, and genomics of the eukaryotic microorganisms.


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Dr. Courtney Stairs is a Canadian protistologist and molecular biologist, currently based in Ettema Lab at Uppsala University in Sweden. She focuses on metabolic diversity of mitochondria-related organelles (MROs) in single-celled eukaryotes, the evolution of mitochondria, and, through transcriptomics, is currently searching for key adaptations that allow parasitic invasions.

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Dr. Matthew Brown is an American microbiologist and protistologist based at Mississippi State University, Department of Biological Sciences as an assistant professor. Currently, he is the executive committee member at large of ISOP (International Society of Protistologists). He is mainly interested in the evolution of sociality in microbes and in the deep evolution of eukaryotic lineages, currently focusing on amoeboid organisms.

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