HR Excellence in Science

RNDr. Jan Kamiš

Position Professional staff - Laboratory of Arbovirology
Tick-Borne Diseases
Institute of Parasitology

Contact details +420 38 777 5463
https://klistatavemeste.vsb.cz/
jan.kamis@paru.cas.cz
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My journey in the Laboratory of Arbovirology started in 2019, as a master's degree student I studied orthohantaviruses in rodents. In 2021 I started to work as a member of the professional staff and since 2023 I have become a Ph.D. student.

I am interested in ecoepidemiology of recognised and potential zoonotic pathogens of human. I am closely involved in several ongoing projects in the laboratory, particularly in the project Tick-borne bacterial diseases in urban environments (also known as “Ticks in the City”) and the optimisation of TBEV detection in human patients. I focus on pathogenic viruses and bacteria in ticks and vertebrate hosts (rodents, insectivores, birds…), mainly on the viruses from the Flaviviradae family (TBEV, USUV), genus Orbivirus (Tribeč/Kemerovo virus), family Hantaviridae (DOBV, TULV, PUUV, SWSV) and others. From the bacterial world, I am interested in Borrelia, Anaplasma and Rickettsia genera.

In the laboratory, I specialise in sterile work with infectious agents in BSL2 and BSL3 conditions. I am experienced in the detection of viruses and bacteria - from the processing of the primal sample (dissection, homogenization, isolation of RNA/DNA) through molecular biolog screening methods (PCR, multiplex qPCR, RT-PCR, electrophoresis, plaque titration, isolation of viruses in tissue cultures) to the pathogen identification (Sanger sequencing, WGS) and interpretation of phylogenetic realtionships. I am also used to working with tissue cultures, plasmids, and in the BSL3 laboratory, I work with viruses (SARS-CoV-2, TBEV…) and mouse models. I also provide OSH, and BSL2/BSL3 biohazard training for our employees. 


EDUCATION:

Bachelor's degree (2016 – 2020)

  • Study program: Biology
  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Bachelor's thesis: Phylogenetic relationships of coccidia parasitizing striped field mice (Apodemus agrarius) based on sequences of the COX3 gene.

Master's degree (2020 – 2022)

  • Study program: Parasitology
  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Master's thesis: Rodents as reservoirs of hantaviruses

Rigorous proceeding (10/2022)

  • Field: Parasitology
  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Rigorous thesis: Orthohantaviruses in the reservoir and atypical hosts in the Czech Republic: spillover infection and indication of virus-specific tissue tropism

Doctoral study (2023 - present)

  • Study program: Parasitology
  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
  • Topic: Ecoepidemiology of recognized and potential zoonotic pathogens of human

 

CONFERENCES:

CzechoSlovak Virology Conference, 15. - 16. 2. 2024, Česká zemědělská univerzita, Praha

  • Poster - Tick-borne encephalitis virus in patients and in ticks from natural endemic sites in South Bohemia

XXV. Celostátní konference virologů, Hradecké virologické dny, 17. - 18. 10. 2023, Nové Adalbertinum, Hradec Králové

  • Talk - Virus klíšťové encefalitidy u pacientů a klíšťat v Jihočeském kraji

National Institute of Virology and Bacteriology (NIVB) meeting, 2. - 5. 10. 2023, Kutná Hora

  • Poster - Tick-borne encephalitis virus in patients and in ticks from natural endemic sites in South Bohemia

The 2nd French – Czech Tick Meeting (FCTM2), 25. - 26. 9. 2023, Biologické centrum AV ČR, České Budějovice

  • Talk - Tick-borne bacterial diseases in urban environments - where does the real danger lurk?

XXIV. Celostátní konference virologů, Hradecké virologické dny, 4. - 5. 10. 2022, Nové Adalbertinum, Hradec Králové

  • Talk - Orthohantaviry v rezervoárových a atypických hostitelích v ČR
  • Poster - Hantaviry v rezervoárových a atypických hostitelích na urbánních lokalitách České republiky - hostitelská specifita a tkáňový tropismus


Total found: 1 records
Hönig V., Kamiš J., Maršíková A., Matějková T., Stopka P., Mácová A., Růžek D., Kvičerová J. (2022) Orthohantaviruses in reservoir and atypical hosts in the Czech Republic: spillover infection and indication of virus-specific tissue tropism Microbiology Spectrum 10: 5.
DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.01306-22

CONTACT

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Branišovská 1160/31
370 05 České Budějovice
Data box: r84nds8

 

+420 387 775 111 (switchboard)
+420 387 775 051 (secretariat)
+420 778 468 552 (for media)

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