Mgr. Anna Bryjová

Position: research assistant
Research topics: molecular genetics
Department: External research facility Studenec
Phone: +420 560 590 621

Finished Projects

Science for all senses (2012-2014)


  • 1993-1998: undergraduate study - Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Sciences, molecular biology and genetics.


  • 1998-2000: Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics AS CR, department of molecular embryology - research assistant,
  • 2006-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, External research facility Studenec - research assistant.



Bryja J., Kostin D., Meheretu Y., Šumbera R., Bryjová A., Kasso M., Mikula O., Lavrenchenko L. A.: Reticulate Pleistocene evolution of Ethiopian rodent genus along remarkable altitudinal gradient, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 118 (2018) 75-87.

Bryja J., Konvičková H., Bryjová A., Mikula O., Makundi R., Chitaukali W. N., Šumbera R.: Differentiation underground: range-wide multilocus genetic structure of the silvery mole-rat does not support current taxonomy based on mitochondrial sequences, Mammalian Biology 93 (2018) 82-92.

Kvach Y., Bryjová A., Sasal P., Winkler H. M.: The taxonomic and phylogenetic status of digeneans from the genus Timoniella (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae) in the Black and Baltic seas, Journal of Helminthology 92 (2018) 596-603.

Petružela J., Šumbera R., Aghová T., Bryjová A., Katakweba A. S., Sabuni C. A., Chitaukali W. N., Bryja J.: Spiny mice of the Zambezian bioregion – phylogeny, biogeography and ecological differentiation within the Acomys spinosissimus complex, Mammalian Biology 91 (2018) 79-90.

Sabuni C., Aghová T., Bryjová A., Šumbera R., Bryja J.: Biogeographic implications of small mammals from Northern Highlands in Tanzania with first data from the volcanic Mount Kitumbeine, Mammalia 82 (2018) 360-372.


Bryja J., Šumbera R., Kerbis Peterhans J. C., Aghová T., Bryjová A., Mikula O., Nicolas V., Denys C., Verheyen E.: Evolutionary history of the thicket rats (genus Grammomys) mirrors the evolution of African forests since late Miocene, Journal of Biogeography 44 (2017) 182-194.

Kvach Y., Ondračková M., Bryjová A., Jurajda P.: Parasites as biological tags of divergence in Central European gudgeon populations (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae: Gobioninae), Biologia 72 (2017) 671-679.

Kvach Y., Jurajda P., Bryjová A., Trichkova T., Ribeiro F., Přikrylová I., Ondračková M.: European distribution for metacercariae of the North American digenean Posthodiplostomum cf. minimum centrarchi (Strigeiformes: Diplostomidae), Parasitology International 66 (2017) 635-642.

Kvach Y., Bryjová A., Sasal P., Winkler H. M.: A revision of the genus Aphalloides (Digenea: Cryptogonimidae), parasites of European brackish water fishes, Parasitology Research 116 (2017) 1973-1980.

Těšíková J., Bryjová A., Bryja J., Lavrenchenko L. A., Goüy de Bellocq J.: Hantavirus strains in East Africa related to Western African hantaviruses, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 17 (2017) 278-280.


Goüy de Bellocq J., Těšíková J., Meheretu Y., Čížková D., Bryjová A., Leirs H., Bryja J.: Complete genome characterisation and phylogenetic position of Tigray hantavirus from the Ethiopian white-footed mouse, Stenocephalemys albipes, Infection, Genetics and Evolution (2016) 242-245.


Vinkler M., Bainová H., Bryjová A., Tomášek O., Albrecht T., Bryja J.: Characterisation of Toll-like receptors 4, 5 and 7 and their genetic variation in the grey partridge, Genetica 143 (2015) 101-112.


Bainová H., Králová T., Bryjová A., Albrecht T., Bryja J., Vinkler M.: First evidence of independent pseudogenization of Toll-like receptor 5 in passerine birds, Developmental and Comparative Immunology 45 (2014) 151-155.

Vinkler M., Svobodová J., Gabrielová B., Bainová H., Bryjová A.: Cytokine expression in phytohaemagglutinin-induced skin inflammation in a galliform bird, Journal of avian biology 45 (2014) 43-50.


Celá P., Moravcová Balková S., Bryjová A., Horáková D., Míšek I., Richman J. M., Buchtová M.: Expression, function and regulation of Evi-1 during embryonic avian development, Gene Expression Patterns 13 (2013) 343-353.

Promerová M., Králová T., Bryjová A., Albrecht T., Bryja J.: MHC class IIB Exon 2 Polymorphism in the Grey Partridge (Perdix perdix) is shaped by selection, recombination and gene conversion, PLoS ONE 8 (2013) .


Meheretu Y., Čížková D., Těšíková J., Welegerima K., Tomas Z., Kidane D., Girmay K., Schmidt-Chanasit J., Bryja J., Günther S., Bryjová A., Leirs H., Goüy de Bellocq J.: High diversity of RNA viruses in rodents, Ethiopia, Emerging Infectious Diseases 18 (2012) 2047-2050.

Reichard M., Spence R., Bryjová A., Bryja J., Smith C.: Female rose bitterling prefer MHC-dissimilar males: experimental evidence, PLoS ONE 7 (2012) .


Agbali M., Reichard M., Bryjová A., Bryja J., Smith C.: Mate choice for nonadditive genetic benefits correlate with MHC dissimilarity in the rose bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus), Evolution 64 (2010) 1683-1696.


Casalini M., Agbali M., Reichard M., Konečná M., Bryjová A., Smith C.: Male dominance, female mate choice and intersexual conflict in the rose bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus), Evolution 63 (2009) 366-376.

Reichard M., Ondračková M., Bryjová A., Smith C., Bryja J.: Breeding resource distribution affects selection gradients on male phenotypic traits: experimental study on lifetime reproductive success in the bitterling fish (Rhodeus amarus), Evolution 63 (2009) 377-390.

Vinkler M., Bryjová A., Albrecht T., Bryja J.: Identification of the first toll-like receptor gene in passerine birds: TLR4 orthologue in zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata), Tissue Antigens 74 (2009) 32-41.