Laboratory of fungal genetics and metabolism

Mgr. Miroslav Kolařík, PhD.




Head of the Laboratory: RNDr. Miroslav Kolařík, PhD.

Phone: +420 296 442 332



RNDr. Miroslav Kolařík, Ph.D. Head of the Laboratory
RNDr. Miroslav Flieger Senior scientist
RNDr. Tomáš Řezanka, DSc. Senior scientist
Ing. Karel Sigler, DrSc. Senior scientist
RNDr. Alena Nováková, CSc. Scientist
prof.RNDr. Jan Černý, Ph.D. Scientist
Mgr. Jiří Hulcr, Ph.D. Scientist
Mgr. Martin Kostovčík Scientist
Mgr. Martin Šigut, Ph.D. Associated scientist
RNDr. Barbora Křížková, Ph.D. Associated scientist
Mgr. Karel Švec PhD student
Mgr. Tereza Veselská PhD student
Mgr. František Sklenář PhD student
Mgr. Denisa Višňovská PhD student
Mgr. Vít Hubka PhD student
RNDr. Lenka Zídková, Ph.D. Research assistant
RNDr. Milada Chudičková Research assistant
RNDr. Eva Stodůlková Research assistant
Mgr. Adéla Čmoková Research assistant
Ing. Michaela Švarcová Research assistant
Ing. Soňa Kajzrová Technician

Our research interests are centered on understanding of complex biology of several fungal groups of eminent importance for humankind. Our group spans the full spectrum of activities, from study of diversity, ecology, taxonomy, evolution, genetics, physiology, biochemistry and secondary metabolites production. Ergot fungi (genus Claviceps) and their metabolites, together with microbial fatty acids and lipids inventories have been the principal focus of our lab. Since 1999 our research program has expanded to include fungal symbionts of insects (bark beetles and wood wasps) and plant endophytes, which includes numerous phytopathogenic species and producers of novel bioactive compounds. The most recent projects involve fungi from the caves (incl. pathogens of bats) and taxonomy and epidemiology of clinical fungi (eg. Aspergillus, dermatophytes). Other projects involve diversity of bacteria associated with bats, fungi in highly acidic soils and taxonomy of basidiomycetes.

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