RNDr. Barbora Vošlajerová , Ph.D.

Position: post-doc
Research topics: behavioural ecology and genetics
Department: External research facility Studenec
E-mail: barabimovacentrum.cz

Research interests

  • behavioural genetics – the study of genetic and environmental contribution to individual variation in behaviour; molecular and genetic analyses of behaviouralphenotypes (mate choice and male aggressiveness) in model organism - the house mouse; molecular and behavioural methods in ecological studies.
  • hybrid zones and speciation - the role of behavioural phenotypes in speciation (house mouse, bats), behavioural and genetic study of the prezygotic isolation barriers in the house mouse hybrid zone.


  • 1992-1997: Grammar school Praha.
  • 1997-1999: undergraduate study - Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Biology. Thesis: Aggressive behaviour in the house mouse Mus m. domesticus and Mus m. musculus.
  • 1999-2002: undergraduate study - Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Ethology and Ecology. Mgr.thesis: The role of salivary proteins on reproductive isolation between house mice, Mus domesticus and Mus musculus.
  • 2005: RNDr.
  • 2002-2008: Ph.D. study - Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, Zoology. Ph.D.thesis: Behavioural and genetic study of fitness compounds in mammalian hybrid zone.


  • 2002-2005: Charles University Prague, Biodiversity research group - assistant,
  • 2005-2006: Masaryk University Brno, Department of zoology and ecology - scientific assistant,
  • 2009-present: Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics AS CR, v.v.i. - assistant,
  • 2010-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, External Research Facility Studenec - scientific assistant.

Actual studenst

Former students

  • Nikola Rusová: The Ontogeny ofaggressive behaviour and dispersal in two house mouse subspecies, (supervisor, konzultant Z.Hiadlovská).


Science by all senses



Daniszová K., Mikula O., Macholán M., Pospíšilová I., Vošlajerová Bímová B., Hiadlovská Z.: Subspecies-specific response to ACTH challenge test in the house mouse (Mus musculus), General and Comparative Endocrinology 252 (2017) 186-192.


Vošlajerová Bímová B., Mikula O., Macholán M., Janotová K., Hiadlovská Z.: Female house mice do not differ in their exploratory behaviour from males, Ethology 122 (2016) 298-307.


Hiadlovská Z., Mikula O., Macholán M., Hamplová P., Vošlajerová Bímová B., Daniszová K.: Shaking the myth: body mass, aggression, steroid hormones, and social dominance, General and Comparative Endocrinology 223 (2015) 16-26.


Hiadlovská Z., Macholán M., Mikula O., Vošlajerová Bímová B.: The meek inherit the earth: less aggressive wild mice are more successful in challenging situations, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113 (2014) 310-319.


Hiadlovská Z., Vošlajerová Bímová B., Mikula O., Piálek J., Macholán M.: Transgressive segregation in a behavioural trait? Explorative strategies in two house mouse subspecies and their hybrids, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 108 (2013) 225-235.


Blažek R., Ondračková M., Vošlajerová Bímová B., Vetešník L., Petrášová I., Reichard M.: Fish diversity in the Niokolo Koba National Park, middle Gambia River basin, Senegal, Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 23 (2012) 263-272.

Hiadlovská Z., Strnadová M., Macholán M., Vošlajerová Bímová B.: Is water really a barrier for the house mouse? A comparative study of two mouse subspecies, Folia zoologica 61 (2012) 319-329.


Ďureje Ľ., Vošlajerová Bímová B., Piálek J.: No postnatal maternal effect on male aggressiveness in wild-derived strains of house mice, Aggressive Behavior 37 (2011) 48-55.

Macholán M., Baird S. J. E., Dufková P., Munclinger P., Vošlajerová Bímová B., Piálek J.: Assessing multilocus introgression patterns: a case study on the mouse X chromosome in Central Europe, Evolution 65 (2011) 1428-1446.

Vošlajerová Bímová B., Macholán M., Baird S. J. E., Munclinger P., Dufková P., Laukaitis C. M., Karn R. C., Luzynski K., Tucker P. K., Piálek J.: Reinforcement selection acting on the European house mouse hybrid zone, Molecular Ecology 20 (2011) 2403-2424.


Bartonička T., Kaňuch P., Bímová B., Bryja J.: Olfactory discrimination between two cryptic species of bats Pipistrellus pipistrellus and P. pygmaeus, Folia zoologica 59 (2010) 175-182.


Bímová B., Albrecht T., Macholán M., Piálek J.: Signalling components of the house mouse mate recognition system, Behavioural Processes 80 (2009) 20-27.


Bímová B.: The house mouse: a model for genetic and evolutionary studies, Folia Mendeliana (2008) 83-90.

Macholán M., Baird S. J. E., Munclinger P., Dufková P., Bímová B., Piálek J.: Genetic conflict outweighs heterogametic incompatibility in the mouse hybrid zone?, BMC Evolutionary Biology 8 (2008) 271-284.

Piálek J., Vyskočilová M., Bímová B., Havelková D., Piálková J., Dufková P., Bencová V., Ďureje Ľ., Albrecht T., Hauffe H., Macholán M., Munclinger P., Storchová R., Zajícová A., Holáň V., Gregorová S., Forejt J.: Development of unique house mouse resources suitable for evolutionary studies of speciation, Journal of Heredity 99 (2008) 34-44.