RNDr. Pavel Hyršl, Ph.D.
Let me introduce myself: I am an assistant professor
at the Faculty of
Science of the Masaryk
University in Brno.
I finished my Ph.D. studies of insect immunology in 2004 at the Department of Animal Physiology and Immunology. In my experiments I use several models of insect species, especially the waxmoth (Galleria mellonella), silkworm (Bombyx mori) and fruitfly (Drosophila melanogaster). You can see an abstract of my Ph.D. thesis here. I am also involved in research dealing with entomopathogenic nematodes and their effect on the insect immune system and possible application in pest control. This research area was connected with the programme COST 850.
I study the samples in my group. Here are some more details about my teaching and publications. I colaborate with Institute of Biophysics, especially with Laboratory of Free Radical Pathology. I also cooperate with Institute of Entomology in České Budějovice and several universities in Europe (Stockholm University, University of Turku, Zonguldak University, University of Bari).
One of my favourite hobbies is entomology - mainly groups of Lepidoptera, Coleoptera and Phasmatodea.
Here you can see some examples from my insect collection - 1, 2, 3, 4.
Some pictures of the silkworm Bombyx mori L.:
The waxmoth (Galleria mellonella L.):
Entomopathogenic nematode (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora):
And their symbiotic bacteria Photorhabdus luminescens:
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Last updated 2.12.2010.
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