Mgr. Jana Albrechtová

Position: PhD student
Research topics: evolutionary biology
Department: External research facility Studenec
Mobile: +420 731 475 456

Research interests


  • 1994-2002: Grammar school Mladá Boleslav.
  • 2002-2007: undergraduate study - Charles university Prague, Faculty of Science, Departmant of Ecology and Ethology, Thesis: (supervisor L.Kratochvíl).
  • 2007–present: Ph.D. study - Charles university Prague, Faculty of Science, Department of Biodiversity. Ph.D. thesis: Barriers against gene flow between the house mouse subspecies, (supervisor J.Piálek).


  • 2008-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Department of population biology - Ph.D. student on the project: Immunogenetic study of a house mouse hybrid zone.
  • 2012-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Department of population biology, project Science by all senses - guarantor.
  • 2012-present: Palacky University Olomouc, cooperation on the project Post-copulatory sexual selection and the biology of avian sperm: within population processes and interspecific patterns in songbirds (investigator T.Albrecht).


Science by all senses



Forstmeier W., Ihle M., Opatová P., Martin K., Knief U., Albrechtová J., Albrecht T., Kempenaers B.: Testing the phenotype-linked fertility hypothesis in the presence and absence of inbreeding, Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30 (2017) 968-976.

Knief U., Forstmeier W., Pei Y., Ihle M., Wang D., Martin K., Opatová P., Albrechtová J., Wittig M., Franke A., Albrecht T., Kempenaers B.: A sex-chromosome inversion causes strong overdominance for sperm traits that affect siring success, Nature Ecology & Evolution 1 (2017) 1177-1184.

Tomášek O., Albrechtová J., Němcová M., Opatová P., Albrecht T.: Trade-off between carotenoid-based sexual ornamentation and sperm resistance to oxidative challenge, Proceedings of the Royal Society. B - Biological Sciences 284 (2017) .


Opatová P., Ihle M., Albrechtová J., Tomášek O., Kempenaers B., Forstmeier W., Albrecht T.: Inbreeding depression of sperm traits in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata, Ecology and Evolution 6 (2016) 295-304.


Goüy de Bellocq J., Baird Stuart J. E., Albrechtová J., Sobeková K., Piálek J.: Murine cytomegalovirus is not restricted to the house mouse Mus musculus domesticus: prevalence and genetic diversity in the European house mouse hybrid zone, Journal of Virology 89 (2015) 406-414.

Petrželková A., Michálková R., Albrechtová J., Cepák J., Honza M., Kreisinger J., Munclinger P., Soudková M., Tomášek O., Albrecht T.: Brood parasitism and quasi-parasitism in the European barn swallow Hirundo rustica rustica, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69 (2015) 1405-1414.


Albrechtová J., Albrecht T., Ďureje Ľ., Pallazola V. A., Piálek J.: Sperm morphology in two house mouse subspecies: Do wild-derived strains and wild mice tell the same story?, PLoS ONE 9 (2014) .

Burgstaller J. P., Johnston I. G., Jones N. S., Albrechtová J., Kolbe T., Vogl C., Futschik A., Mayrhofer C., Klein D., Sabitzer S., Blattner M., Gülly C., Poulton J., Rülicke T., Piálek J., Steinborn R., Brem G.: mtDNA segregation in heteroplasmic tissues is common in vivo and modulated by haplotype differences and developmental stage, Cell Reports 7 (2014) 2031-2041.


Albrechtová J., Albrecht T., Baird S. J. E., Macholán M., Rudolfsen G., Munclinger P., Tucker P. K., Piálek J.: Sperm-related phenotypes implicated in both maintenance and breakdown of a natural species barrier in the house mouse, Proceedings of the Royal Society. B - Biological Sciences 279 (2012) 4803-4810.

Wasimuddin W., Čížková D., Bryja J., Albrechtová J., Hauffe H. C., Piálek J.: High prevalence and species diversity of Helicobacter spp. detected in wild house mice, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78 (2012) 8158-8160.


Trnik M., Albrechtová J., Kratochvíl L.: Persistent effect of incubation temperature on stress-induced behavior in the Yucatan banded gecko (Coleonyx elegans), Journal of Comparative Psychology 125 (2011) 22-30.