Mgr. Jan Mendel Ph.D.

Position grant funded researcher
Direction molecular biology and genetics

+420 543 422 533

Research interests

  • molecular markers in taxonomy and systematics,
  • conservation genetics of fish, population variability and phylogenetics,
  • genetics and breeding,
  • molecular biological detection of zoonotic pathogens, statistical evaluation of genetic data.

Education

  • 1996-2001: undergraduate study – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, specialization biology and genetics. Thesis: Genotoxicity Tests of Natural Extracts of Blue-Green Algae and Halogenated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons with Drosophila melanogaster.
  • 2001-2007: Ph.D. study – Masaryk University Brno, Faculty of Science, Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science and Institute of Vertebrate Biology AS CR, Brno. Ph.D. thesis: The using of mtDNA for characteristics of population structures of species from the genera Gobio and Romanogobio.

Employment

  • 2001-present: Institute of Vertebrate Biology AS CR – research scientist.

Former Ph.D. students

  • Soňa Stierandová: Molecular biodiversity inventory of selected fish species from families Cyprinidae and Umbridae.
  • Eva Marešová: Genetic diversity of the Alpine bullhead (Cottus poecilopus, Heckel, 1837) in the Carpathian arc (Baltic and Black Sea basins contact zone).

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