Mgr. Natália Martínková, Ph.D.

Position: full-time researcher
Research topics: phylogeny and phylogeography
Department: External research facility Studenec
Phone: +420 560 590 605
Mobile: +420 606 124 586
E-mail: martinkovaivb.cz

Research interests

  • phylogenetics, reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships in vertebrates and pathogens,
  • modelling changes of DNA sequences in time,
  • evolution of infectious diseases.

    Running projects

    Adaptace netopýrů na plísňové onemocnění geomykózou

    Finished projects

    Education

  • 1994-1999: undergraduate study - Comenius University Bratislava, Faculty of Science, specialization – Zoology.(MSc.=Mgr.)
  • 1999-2004: Ph.D. study - Charles University Prague, Faculty of Science, specialization Zoology.(Ph.D.)

    Employment

  • 2001-present: Department of Population Biology, Institute of Vertebrate Biology AS CR, v.v.i., Studenec - research scientist,
  • 2009–present: Masaryk Univeristy Brmo - Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses - teacher,
  • reviewer for Acta Theriologica, Biologia (Bratislava), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Belgian Journal of Zoology, Conservation Genetics, Ecography, Folia Zoologica, Heredity, Journal on Natural History, Journal of Zoology, Molecular Ecology,
  • supervising of MSc. and Ph.D. students.

    International experience

  • 2000: Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden - research stay.
  • 2000: Forsuchungsinstitut für Wildtierkunde und Ökologie, Vienna, Austria - research stay.
  • 2004: Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden - research stay.
  • 2005: Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK - NERC Postdoctoral Fellow.
  • 2007: CMPG, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland - research stay.
  • 2006-2008: Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK - Marie-Currie Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Current students

  • Kamil Jaro?: Simulating admixture of genomes using Fisher's junction model(consultant, supervisor S.E.J.Baird), Genomic islands in a fungus genome (Bc.práce).
  • Lucie Jakešová: Genetic variability of bat populations based on selected gene sequences (Bc.thesis).
  • Kristína Vozáriková: Signal for selection in coding DNA sequence (Bc.thesis).
  • Jan Závala: Pruning inconsistent fossil dates from dating divergence events in voles (Bc. thesis).

    Former students

  • Zuzana Kozáková: Environmental characteristics of bat hibernacula with increased prevalence of geomycosis (Bc.thesis).
  • Bc. Jiří Moravec: Phylogeography of viruses causing rabies (Mgr.thesis).
  • Bc.Patrícia Pečnerová: Molecular and morphological signal of speciation explosion in tree squirrels (Mgr.thesis).
  • Zuzana Szolgayová: Phylogeny of selected water metabolism proteins in bats (Bc.thesis).
  • Matej Dolinay: Phylogenetic representation of white-nose syndrome in bats (Bc.thesis).
  • Michaela Bayerlová: Evolution of protein structure in calcium channels (Mgr.thesis), Co-evolution of arenaviruses and their hosts (Bc.thesis).
  • Petr Tříska: Assessing human history by investigating phylogeographies of associated animals (Mgr.thesis), Mammalian glacial refugia in Europe (Bc.thesis).
  • Miroslava Rudá: Population structure, spacial activity and population genetics of the Tatra vole (Microtus tatricus), (Mgr.thesis).
  • Peter Vallo: Molecular genetic studies in African leaf-nosed bats (Hipposideridae), (Ph.D.thesis).

    Publications

    2014

    T. CUCCHI, R. BARNETT, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, S. RENAUD, E. RENVOISÉ, A. EVIN, A. SHERIDAN, I. MAINLAND, C. WICKHAM-JONES, C. TOUGARD, J.-P. QUÉRÉ, M. PASCAL, M. PASCAL, G. HECKEL, P. O'HIGGINS, J. B. SEARLE, K. M. DOBNEY: The changing pace of insular life: 5000 years of microevolution in the orkney vole (Microtus arvalis orcadensis), Evolution (2014) .

    K. S. JARON, J. C. MORAVEC, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: SigHunt: horizontal gene transfer finder optimized for eukaryotic genomes, Bioinformatics 30 (2014) 1081-1086.

    G. G. TURNER, C. U. METEYER, H. BARTON, J. F. GUMBS, D. M. REEDER, B. OVERTON, H. BANDOUCHOVÁ, T. BARTONIČKA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. PIKULA, J. ZUKAL, D. S. BLEHERT: Nonlethal screening of bat-wing skin with the use of ultraviolet fluorescence to detect lesions indicative of white-nose syndrome, Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50 (2014) 566-573.

    J. ZUKAL, H. BANDOUCHOVÁ, T. BARTONIČKA, H. BERKOVÁ, V. BRACK, J. BRICHTA, M. DOLINAY, K. S. JARON, V. KOVÁČOVÁ, M. KOVAŘÍK, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, K. ONDRÁČEK, Z. ŘEHÁK, G. G. TURNER, J. PIKULA: White-nose syndrome fungus: a generalist pathogen of hibernating bats, PLoS ONE 9 (2014) .


    2013

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, R. BARNETT, T. CUCCHI, R. STRUCHEN, M. PASCAL, M. PASCAL, M. C. FISCHER, T. HIGHAM, S. BRACE, S. Y. W. HO, J.-P. QUÉRÉ, P. O'HIGGINS, L. EXCOFFIER, G. HECKEL, A. R. HOELZEL, K. M. DOBNEY, J. B. SEARLE: Divergent evolutionary processes associated with colonization of offshore islands, Molecular Ecology 22 (2013) 5205-5220.


    2012

    N. R. IRWIN, M. BAYERLOVÁ, O. MISSA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: Complex patterns of host switching in New World arenaviruses, Molecular Ecology 21 (2012) 4137-4150.

    I. KANDEMIR, M. SOZEN, F. MATUR, T. KANKILIC, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, F. COLAK, S. O. OZKURT, E. COLAK: Phylogeny of species and cytotypes of mole rats (Spalacidae) in Turkey inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b gene sequencees, Folia zoologica 61 (2012) 25-33.

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, B. ZEMANOVÁ, A. KRANZ, M. D. GIMÉNEZ, P. HÁJKOVÁ: Chamois introductions to Central Europe and New Zealand, Folia zoologica 61 (2012) 239-245.

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. MORAVEC: Multilocus phylogeny of arvicoline voles (Arvicolini, Rodentia) shows small tree terrace size, Folia zoologica 61 (2012) 254-267.

    P. PEČNEROVÁ, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: Evolutionary history of tree squirrels (Rodentia, Sciurini) based on multilocus phylogeny reconstruction, Zoologica Scripta 41 (2012) 211-219.

    J. PIKULA, H. BANDOUCHOVÁ, L. NOVOTNÝ, C. U. METEYER, J. ZUKAL, N. R. IRWIN, J. ZIMA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: Histopathology confirms White-Nose Syndrome in bats in Europe, Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48 (2012) 207-211.

    M. SEIFERTOVÁ, J. BRYJA, M. VYSKOČILOVÁ, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, A. ŠIMKOVÁ: Multiple Pleistocene refugia and postglacial colonization in the European chub (Squalius cephalus) revealed by combined use of nuclear and mitochondrial markers, Journal of Biogeography 39 (2012) 1024-1040.

    I. S. WALLACE, A. J. SHAKESBY, J. H. HWANG, W. G. CHOI, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, A. E. DOUGLAS, D. M. ROBERTS: Acyrthosiphon pisum AQP2: a multifunctional insect aquaglyceroporin, Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Biomembranes 1818 (2012) 627-635.


    2011

    P. VALLO, P. BENDA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, P. KAŇUCH, E. K. V. KALKO, J. ČERVENÝ, P. KOUBEK: Morphologically uniform bats Hipposideros aff. ruber (Hipposideridae) exhibit high mitochondrial genetic diversity in southeastern Senegal, Acta Chiropterologica 13 (2011) 79-88.

    Z. VIŠŇOVSKÁ, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: Syndróm bieleho nosa – vážna hrozba pre zimujúce netopiere, Aragonit, časopis Správy slovenských jaskýň (2011) 26-31.


    2010

    J. BRYJA, M. UHRIN, P. KAŇUCH, P. BÉMOVÁ, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. ZUKAL: Mitochondrial DNA confirms low genetic variation of the greater mouse-eared bats, Myotis myotis, in Central Europe, Acta Chiropterologica 12 (2010) 73-81.

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, P. BAČKOR, T. BARTONIČKA, P. BLAŽKOVÁ, J. ČERVENÝ, L. FALTEISEK, J. GAISLER, V. HANZAL, D. HORÁČEK, Z. HUBÁLEK, H. JAHELKOVÁ, M. KOLAŘÍK, Ľ. KORYTÁR, A. KUBÁTOVÁ, B. LEHOTSKÁ, R. LEHOTSKÝ, R. K. LUČAN, O. MÁJEK, J. MATĚJŮ, Z. ŘEHÁK, J. ŠAFÁŘ, P. TÁJEK, E. TKADLEC, M. UHRIN, J. WAGNER, D. WEINFURTOVÁ, J. ZIMA, J. ZUKAL, I. HORÁČEK: Increasing incidence of Geomyces destructans fungus in bats from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, PLoS ONE 5 (2010) .

    M. RUDÁ, Ľ. KOCIAN, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, D. ŽIAK: Population dynamics and spatial behaviour of Microtus tatricus (Arvicolinae, Rodentia), Acta Theriologica 55 (2010) 85-88.

    M. RUDÁ, D. ŽIAK, Ľ. KOCIAN, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: Low genetic variability in a mountain rodent, the Tatra vole, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 118-124.


    2009

    B. CRESTANELLO, E. PECCHIOLI, C. VERNESI, S. MONA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, M. JANIGA, H. C. HAUFFE, G. BERTORELLE: The genetic impact of translocations and habitat fragmentation in chamois (Rupicapra) spp, Journal of Heredity 100 (2009) 691-708.

    F. RODRÍGUEZ, S. HAMMER, T. PÉREZ, F. SUCHENTRUNK, R. LORENZINI, J. MICHALLET, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. ALBORNOZ, A. DOMÍNGUEZ: Cytochrome b phylogeography of chamois (Rupicapra spp.). Population contractions, expansions and hybridizations governed the diversification of the genus, Journal of Heredity 100 (2009) 47-55.

    M. RUDÁ, D. ŽIAK, B. GAUFFRE, J. ZIMA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ: Comprehensive cross-amplification of microsatellite multiplex sets across the rodent genus Microtus, Molecular Ecology Resources 9 (2009) 974-978.


    2008

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. B. SEARLE: Stoats and the Irish question, Planet Earth (2008) 37.


    2007

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, R. A. MCDONALD, J. B. SEARLE: Stoats (Mustela erminea) provide evidence of natural overland colonization of Ireland, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. B - Biological Sciences 274 (2007) 1387-1393.

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. ZIMA, M. JAAROLA, M. MACHOLÁN, F. SPITZENBERGER: The origin and phylogenetic relationships of Microtus bavaricus based on karyotype and mitochondrial DNA sequences, Folia zoologica 56 (2007) 39-49.


    2006

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, J. B. SEARLE: Amplification success rate of DNA from museum skin collections: a case study of stoats from 18 museums, Molecular Ecology Notes 6 (2006) 1014-1017.


    2004

    M. JAAROLA, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, I. GÜNDÜZ, C. BRUNHOFF, J. ZIMA, A. NADACHOWSKI, G. AMORI, N. S. BULATOVA, B. CHONDROPOULOS, S. FRAGUEDAKIS-TSOLIS, J. GONZÁLEZ-ESTEBAN, M. J. LÓPEZ-FUSTER, A. S. KANDAUROV, H. KEFELIOGLU, M. LUZ MATHIAS, I. VILLATE, J. B. SEARLE: Molecular phylogeny of the speciose vole genus Microtus (Arvicolinae, Rodentia) inferred from mitochondrialDNA sequences, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33 (2004) 647-663.

    Ľ. KOCIAN, D. ŽIAK, N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, M. KOCIANOVÁ-ADAMCOVÁ, P. MIKLÓS: Prehľad výskumov vtáčích spoločenstiev a drobných zemných cicavcov v Západných Tatrách - Roháčoch od r. 1990, Štúdie o Tatranskom Národnom parku 7 (2004) 321-327.

    N. MARTÍNKOVÁ, P. NOVÁ, O. V. SABLINA, A. S. GRAPHODATSKY, J. ZIMA: Karyotypic relationships of the Tatra vole (Microtus tatricus), Folia zoologica 53 (2004) 279-284.