HR Excellence in Science

prof. RNDr. Václav Hypša, CSc.

Position Research Scientist - Laboratory of Molecular Ecology and Evolution
Evolutionary Parasitology
Institute of Parasitology

Contact details +420 387776276
budova C, PřF 02049




  • 1988: M.Sc. in Parasitology, Charles University, Prague.
  • 1989: RNDr. in Parasitology, Charles University, Prague.
  • 1993: Ph.D. in Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice.

Professional experience:

  • 1993 – present: Research Scientist, University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Biological Sciences.
  • 1993 – present: Research Scientist, Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
  • 1998 – present: Head of the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia.
  • 2001: Assoc. Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, Česke Budějovice. Teaches the following courses: Biology of Parasitism, Biology of Parasitic Arthropods, Molecular phylogenetics.
  • 2006: Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice.

Research activities:
Molecular phylogeny and evolution of insect-associated bacteria, co-evolutionary studies in host-parasite systems, molecular phylogenetics in the evolutionary studies of parasitic groups.

Teaching Biology of Parasitic Arthropods
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Biology of Parasitism
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Molecular Phylogenetics (for Biological Chemisttry)
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Molecular Ecology
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Molecular Phylogenetics
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Field course in biology of marine organisms
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Total found: 59 records
Martinů J., Tarabai H., Štefka J., Hypša V. (2024) Highly resolved genomes as a tool for studying speciation history of two closely related louse lineages with different host specificities Genome Biology and Evolution 16: evae045.
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evae045
Mahmood S., Nováková E., Martinů J., Sychra O., Hypša V. (2023) Supergroup F Wolbachia with extremely reduced genome: transition to obligate insect symbionts Microbiome 11: 22.
DOI: 10.1186/s40168-023-01462-9
Říhová J., Gupta S., Darby C.D., Nováková E., Hypša V. (2023) Arsenophonus symbiosis with louse flies: multiple origins, coevolutionary dynamics, and metabolic significance mSystems 8: e00706-23.
DOI: 10.1128/msystems.00706-23
Kahoun D., Fojtíková P., Vácha F., Čížková M., Vodička R., Nováková E., Hypša V. (2022) Development and validation of an LC-MS/MS method for determination of B vitamins and some its derivatives in whole blood Plos One 17: e0271444.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0271444
Říhová J., Bell K.C., Nováková E., Hypša V. (2022) Lightella neohaematopini: A new lineage of highly reduced endosymbionts coevolving with chipmunk lice of the genus Neohaematopinus Frontiers in Microbiology 13: 900312.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.900312
Říhová J., Batani G., Rodríguez-Ruano S.M., Martinů J., Vácha F., Nováková E., Hypša V. (2021) A new symbiotic lineage related to Neisseria and Snodgrassella arises from the dynamic and diverse microbiomes in sucking lice Molecular Ecology 30: 2178-2196.
DOI: 10.1111/mec.15866
Husník F., Hypša V., Darby A. (2020) Insect—symbiont gene expression in the midgut bacteriocytes of a blood-sucking parasite Genome Biology and Evolution 12: 429-442.
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evaa032
Drábková  M., Jachníková N., Tyml T., Sehadová H., Ditrich O., Myšková E., Hypša V., Štefka J. (2019) Population co-divergence in common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) and its dicyemid parasite in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientific Reports 9: 14300.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-50555-9
Mácová A., Hoblíková A., Hypša V., Stanko M., Martinů J., Kvičerová J. (2018) Mysteries of host switching: Diversification and host specificity in rodent-coccidia associations Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 179–189.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2018.05.009
Martinů J., Hypša V., Štefka J. (2018) Host specificity driving genetic structure and diversity in ectoparasite populations: co-evolutionary patterns in Apodemus mice and their lice Ecology and Evolution 8: 10008–10022.
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4424
Rodríguez-Ruano S.M., Škochová V., Rego R. O. M., Schmidt J.O., Roachell W., Hypša V., Nováková E. (2018) Microbiomes of North American Triatominae: The Grounds for Chagas Disease Epidemiology Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1167.
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01167
Říhová J., Nováková E., Husník F., Hypša V. (2017) Legionella becoming a mutualist: adaptive processes shaping the genome of symbiont in the louse Polyplax serrata Genome Biology and Evolution 9: 2946-2957.
DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx217
Nováková E., Hypša V., Nguyen P., Husník F., Darby A. (2016) Genome sequence of Candidatus Arsenophonus lipopteni, the exclusive symbiont of a blood sucking fly Lipoptena cervi (Diptera: Hippoboscidae). Standards in Genomic Sciences 11: article number 72.
DOI: 10.1186/s40793-016-0195-1
Martinů J., Roubová V., Nováková M., Smith V., Hypša V., Štefka J. (2015) Characterisation of microsatellite loci in two species of lice, Polyplax serrata (Phthiraptera: Anoplura: Polyplacidae) and Myrsidea nesomimi (Phthiraptera: Amblycera: Menoponidae) Folia Parasitologica 62: 016.
DOI: 10.14411/fp.2015.016

Documents to download:
FP_62_016 (pdf)
Nováková E., Husník F., Šochová E., Hypša V. (2015) Arsenophonus and Sodalis symbionts in louse flies: an analogy to the Wigglesworthia and Sodalis system in tsetse flies Applied and environmental microbiology 81: 6189-6199.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.01487-15
Kvičerová J., Hypša V., Dvořáková N., Mikulíček P., Jandzík D., Gardner M., Javanbakht H., Tiar G., Široký P. (2014) Hemolivia and Hepatozoon: Haemogregarines with Tangled Evolutionary Relationships Protist 165: 688-700.
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2014.06.001
Bouzid W., Štefka J., Bahri-Sfar L., Beerli P., Loot G., Lek S., Haddaoui N., Hypša V., Scholz T., Dkhil-Abbes T., Meddour R., Ben Hassine O. (2013) Pathways of cryptic invasion in a fish parasite traced using coalescent analysis and epidemiological survey Biological Invasions 15: 1907-1923.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0418-y
Jirků M., Kvičerová J., Modrý D., Hypša V. (2013) Evolutionary plasticity in coccidia – Striking morphological similarity of unrelated coccidia (Apicomplexa) from related hosts: Eimeria spp. from African and Asian pangolins (Mammalia: Pholidota) Protist 164: 470-481.
DOI: 10.1016/j.protis.2013.04.001
Kvičerová J., Hypša V. (2013) Host-Parasite Incongruences in Rodent Eimeria Suggest Significant Role of Adaptation Rather than Cophylogeny in Maintenance of Host Specificity PLoS ONE 8: e63601.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063601
Nováková E., Hypša V., Klein J., Foottit R., Von Dohlen C., Moran N. (2013) Reconstructing the phylogeny of aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae) using DNA of the obligate symbiont Buchnera aphidicola Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68: 42-54.
DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.016

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