prof. RNDr. Julius Lukeš, CSc.

Julius Lukeš studied parasitology at the Charles University, Prague. He obtained Ph.D. at the Institute of Parasitology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in 1991. He received the title Professor in 2006 at the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia in Č. Budějovice, where he served as the head of the Department of Molecular Biology in the years 2005 till 2012. He is continuously employed at the Institute of Parasitology of the Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, since 1987, where he initiated research in the field of molecular parasitology. He is director of the said institute since 2012. In the years 1993-1994 he was a postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, and from 1997 till 1999 worked as host scientist at the University of California in Riverside and subsequently in Los Angeles. He served as president of International Society for Evolutionary Protistology between 2006 and 2008, and as vice-president of the International Society of Protistologists in the years 2007 till 2009. He was a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research in Toronto from 2009 till 2017. He is member of the Czech Learned Society, Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology (since 2014) and of the European Academy of Microbiology (since 2015). He is elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (in 2018).

Julius Lukeš is an author or co-author of more than 320 research articles that have been cited ~ 10 400 times, with H index 51. His main present interests are functional studies of the single cellular eukaryotes trypanosomes and diplonemids.


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