RNDr. Jindřich Chmelař Ph.D.

Postdoc

RNDr. Jindřich Chmelař Ph.D.

 

Since 1.9. 2005: Ph.D. student at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia. The topic of my thesis was the description of the salivary transcripts from the tick Ixodes ricinus and the characterization of salivary serine protese inhibitors.
1. project: An insight into the sialome of Ixodes ricinus
2. project: Characterization of salivary serpin IRS-2 (I. ricinus serpin-2)

EDUCATION

1997: Finished high school, Gymnasium in Český Brod
1997 – 2001: Undergraduate studies in biology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Specialization in the phylogenetics of parasites. Finished with Bc. degree in biology in February 2002.
2003 – 2005: M.Sc. studies in parasitology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Specialization in the molecular biology and proteomics of ticks. Finished with Mgr. (M.Sc. equivalent) degree in parasitology.
2008: Succesful defense of RNDr. thesis on the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Sciences of the University of South Bohemia with thesis „An Insight into the sialome of the castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus“.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2005: Summer school on molecular vector biology, České Budějovice
30.09. – 01.11. 2006: Research visit in the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, Vector Molecular Biology Unit ( the lab of Dr. Jesus G. Valenzuela, National Institute of Allergy and Infections Disease, Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A.); High-throughput approach to study of Ixodes ricinus salivary glands. Training in cDNA library construction, high-throughput approach in transcriptomics.
29.02. – 12.04. 2008: Research visit in the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, Vector Biology Unit (the laboratory of Dr. J.M.C. Ribeiro, NIH/NIAID). Training in the preparation of recombinant serpins and their biochemical characterization
June 2008: ICTTD Bioinformatics Workshop, České Budějovice,
01.09.– 25.10. 2009: Research visit in Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry, the laboratory of Prof. Gunnar Pejler. Training in the isolation and cultivation of mouse peritoneum-derived and bone marrow-derived mast cells.

SELECTED CONFERENCES

21.09. – 26.09. 2008: 6th International Conference on Ticks and Tick-Borne Pathogens (Buenos Aires, Argentina), poster presentation „Functional and structural description of four new serpins from the tick Ixodes ricinus“
02.05-07.05. 2010: Gordon Conference on Proteolytic Enzymes and Their Inhibitors (Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy). Poster presentation „IRS-2, a novel anti-inflammatory serpin from Ixodes ricinus