Mgr. Silvie Šikutová, Ph.D.

Position: full-time researcher
Research topics: ecology of arthropod vectors
Department: External research facility Valtice
Phone: +420 519 352 961

Research intersts

  • zoonoses research based on microbiological, molecular and immunological approach,
  • ecology of arthropod vectors.



Rudolf I., Blažejová H., Šebesta O., Mendel J., Peško J., Betášová L., Straková P., Šikutová S., Hubálek Z.: West Nile virus (linie 2) v komárech na jižní Moravě – očekávání prvních autochtonních lidských případů, Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie (2018) 44-46.


Straková P., Šikutová S., Jedličková P., Sitko J., Rudolf I., Hubálek Z.: The common coot as sentinel species for the presence of West Nile and Usutu flaviviruses in Central Europe, Research in Veterinary Science 102 (2015) 159-161.


Rudolf I., Šebesta O., Mendel J., Betášová L., Bocková E., Jedličková P., Venclíková K., Blažejová H., Šikutová S., Hubálek Z.: Zoonotic Dirofilaria repens (Nematoda: Filarioidea) in Aedes vexans mosquitoes, Czech Republic, Parasitology Research 113 (2014) 4663-4667.

Šikutová S., Buňková L., Krejčí E., Halouzka J., Sanogo Y. O., Rudolf I.: Selected phenotypic features of BR91, a unique spirochaetal strainisolated from the Culex pipiens mosquito, Microbiological Research 169 (2014) 348-352.

Venclíková K., Betášová L., Šikutová S., Jedličková P., Hubálek Z., Rudolf I.: Human pathogenic borreliae in Ixodes ricinus ticks in natural and urban ecosystem (Czech Republic), Acta Parasitologica 59 (2014) 717-720.


Hubálek Z., Ludvíková E., Jahn P., Treml F., Rudolf I., Svobodová P., Šikutová S., Betášová L., Bíreš J., Mojžíš M., Tinák M., Boldižár M., Citsoňová G., Staššíková Z.: West Nile virus equine serosurvey in the Czech and Slovak Republics, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 13 (2013) 733-738.


Konvalinová J., Rudolf I., Šikutová S., Hubálek Z., Svobodová V., Svoboda M.: Contribution to canine babesiosis in the Czech Republic, Acta veterinaria Brno 81 (2012) 91-95.


Jourdain E., Olsen B., Lundkvist A., Hubálek Z., Šikutová S., Waldenström J., Karlsson M., Wahlström M., Jozan M., Falk K. I.: Surveillance for West Nile Virus in Wild Birds from Northern Europe, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 11 (2011) 77-79.


Hubálek Z., Rudolf I., Bakonyi T., Kazdová K., Halouzka J., Šebesta O., Šikutová S., Juřicová Z., Nowotny N.: Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) surveillance for arboviruses in an area endemic for West Nile (Lineage Rabensburg) and Ťahyňa viruses in central Europe, Journal of Medical Entomology 47 (2010) 466-472.

Rudolf I., Šikutová S., Kopecký J., Hubálek Z.: Salivary gland extract from engorged Ixodes ricinus (Acari: Ixodidae) stimulates in vitro growth of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, Journal of Basic Microbiology 50 (2010) 294-298.

Šebesta O., Halouzka J., Hubálek Z., Juřicová Z., Rudolf I., Šikutová S., Svobodová P., Reiter P.: Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) fauna in an area endemic for West Nile virus, Journal of Vector Ecology 35 (2010) 156-162.

Šikutová S., Halouzka J., Mendel J., Knoz J., Rudolf I.: Novel spirochetes isolated from mosquitoes and black flies in the Czech Republic, Journal of Vector Ecology 35 (2010) 50-55.


Juřicová Z., Hubálek Z., Halouzka J., Šikutová S.: Serological examination of songbirds (Passeriformes) for mosquito-borne viruses Sindbis, Ťahyňa, and Batai in a South Moravian Wetland (Czech Republic), Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 9 (2009) 295-299.

Rudolf I., Mendel J., Šikutová S., Švec P., Masaříková J., Nováková D., Buňková L., Sedláček I., Hubálek Z.: 16S rRNA gene-based identification of cultured bacterial flora from host-seeking Ixodes ricinus, Dermacentor reticulatus and Haemaphysalis concinna ticks, vectors of vertebrate pathogens, Folia Microbiologica 54 (2009) 419-428.

Šebesta O., Rettich F., Minář J., Halouzka J., Hubálek Z., Juřicová Z., Rudolf I., Šikutová S., Gelbič I., Reiter P.: Presence of the mosquito Anopheles hyrcanus in South Moravia, Czech Republic, Medical and Veterinary Entomology 23 (2009) 284-286.

Šikutová S., Hornok S., Hubálek Z., Doležálková I., Juřicová Z., Rudolf I.: Serological survey of domestic animals for tick-borne encephalitis and Bhanja viruses in northeastern Hungary, Veterinary Microbiology 135 (2009) 267-271.


Hubálek Z., Wegner E., Halouzka J., Tryjanowski P., Jerzak L., Šikutová S., Rudolf I., Kruszewicz A. G., Jaworski Z., Włodarczyk R.: Serologic survey of potential vertebrate hosts for West Nile Virus in Poland, Viral Immunology 21 (2008) 247-254.

Hubálek Z., Halouzka J., Juřicová Z., Šikutová S., Rudolf I., Honza M., Janková J., Chytil J., Marec F., Sitko J.: Serologic survey of birds for West Nile Flavivirus in Southern Moravia (Czech Republic), Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 8 (2008) 659-666.

Meister T., Lussy H., Bakonyi T., Šikutová S., Rudolf I., Vogl W., Winkler H., Frey H., Hubálek Z., Nowotny N., Weissenböck H.: Serological evidence of continuing high Usutu virus (Flaviviridae) activity and establishment of herd immunity in wild birds in Austria, Veterinary Microbiology 127 (2008) 237-248.

Rudolf I., Hubálek Z., Šikutová S., Švec P.: Opomíjené virové infekce přenášené hematofágními členovci v České republice, Epidemiologie, Mikrobiologie, Imunologie (2008) 80-89.