Prof. RNDr. Julius Lukes, CSc.

Departmental Head

Laboratory of molecular biology of Protists, Institute of Parasitology, 2nd floor, phone: +420-38-7775416 Email: jula@paru.cas.cz

Julius Lukes

 

Professional Experience: Julius Lukeš

1991-present Research Scientist, Institute of Parasitology, České Budějovice

1992-present Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology

1993 Postdoctoral Fellow, E.C.Slater Institute, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1995-present Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology, Institute of Parasitology

1994-1997 Assistant, Faculty of Biology, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice

1997-1998 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside

1998-1999 Visiting Scientist, Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles

2003-present Chair of the Department of Molecular Biology, University of South Bohemia

2006-present Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of South Bohemia

2007-present Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Natural Sciences

2008-present Member of the Scientific Board of the Faculty of Agriculture

2008-present Head of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Parasitology

 

Honors and Awards:

1993 EMBO Fellowship

1994-1996 Chairman of the Czech Society of Protozoology

1995 Fulbright Travel Grant

1997 Young Scientist Award of the President of the Czech Academy of Sciences

2000-2005 European Councillor of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology

2006-2008 President of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology

2002 Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences for outstanding young researchers

2003-2009 President of the Czech Society of Protozoology

2004-present Member of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

2007 Prize of the Czech Academy of Sciences

2007-2009 Vice-president of the International Society of Protistologists

2009-present Associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

 

Editorial Board:

2004 – 2006 Protistology

2005 – present Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology

2004 – present Kinetoplastid Biology and Diseases

2009 – present The Open Parasitology Journal

2010 - present International Journal for Parasitology

 

Principal organizer of conferences

1. XIII. biannual meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology – August 2000 (120 participants)

2. Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis seminar of the British Society of Parasitology – August 2004 (140 participants)

3. Euroleish Meeting – September 2004 (30 participants)

4. Mitochondrion of trypanosomes enters the post-proteomic era – September 2009 (70 participants)