Laboratory of Zoonotic Microorganisms
Head of laboratory
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Hubálek, DrSc.
The Laboratory of zoonotic microorganisms closely collaborates with the Department of Medical Zoology of the Institute of Vertebrate Biology of the CAS Brno at its detached workplace at Valtice, South Moravia. The main area of laboratory research is the study of ecology, taxonomy and serology of microbial agents of chosen zoonosis (mainly viruses, bacteria and protozoan) transmitted by hemophagous arthropods using classical and molecular biological methods. The Laboratory provides student education for bachelor, master and doctoral degree of General Microbiology, specialization Microbiology including theses supervision. Currently the laboratory focuses mainly on basic research of agents transmitted by hemophagous arthropods (for example Flaviviridae West Nile and tick-borne encephalitis, bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum, or protozoan Babesia spp.). The research results contribute to better prophylaxis of infection diseases of vertebrates including surveillance of chosen zoonosis. The Laboratory also offers lecture and practicals of the subject Microbial zoonosis (Bi8011; Bi8011c).
Assoc. Prof. RNDr. Ivo Rudolf, Ph.D. – Assistant professor
Kamenice 5/A25, Brno 625 00, Czech Republic
+420519352961 ÚBO AV ČR ve Valticích; +420549494491 MU