Andrea Bardůnek Valigurová



2001: MSc in Biology-Zoology at Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

2002: RNDr in Zoology-Protistology at Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

2008: PhD in Parasitology at Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany and Zoology, Brno, Czech Republic


PhD thesis: Comparative morphology of developmental stages of gregarines and cryptosporidia with an emphasis on host-parasite interactions



CV Valigurova 2019



Research and development worker


Phone: +420 549 49 7895

Fax: +420 549 49 8331






Current team members

Andrei Diakin

co-worker and former PhD student (PhD thesis: Biology of marine early emerging apicomplexans, 2012 - 2018)





Magdaléna Kováčiková

PhD student (2013 - pres.): Cell motility of early emerging apicomplexans




Lenka Tůmová

MSc student (2016 - pres.): Cultivation of cryptosporidia in cell and cell-free cultures





Former team members

Jana Ilgová

Bachelor thesis: Experimental and morphological methods used to study the interactions between host and parasitic protists (2008 - 2009)

MSc thesis: A study of host-parasite interactions in gastric parasite Cryptosporidium muris (2009 - 2012) 


Václav Churý 

Bachelor thesis: A study of contractile elements in model gregarines (2009 - 2010) 


Veronika Mazourová

Bachelor thesis: Cell motility in cryptosporidia (Apicomplexa) (2012-2013)

MSc thesis: Cell motility and invasion in cryptosporidia (2013 - 2015)  

Michal Kubík

Bachelor thesis: Cellular interactions and formation of host-parasite interface in marine representatives of basal apicomplexans (2014-2015)


Pavla Balková

Bachelor thesis: The effect of gregarines on survival and development of laboratory reared mealworm beetles (2014 - 2016)


Lenka Tůmová

Bachelor thesis: In vitro cultivation of cryptosporidia (2015 - 2016)

Janka Melicherová

PhD thesis: Invasive strategies and host-parasite interactions in cryptosporidia (2010 - 2018)