Julius Lukeš

Professor and Department Head
Department of Molecular Biology
Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
E-mail: jula@paru.cas.cz
Page: http://kmb.prf.jcu.cz/en/laboratories/en-lukes-lab

Field of interests:

Functional analysis of RNA editing in Trypanosoma brucei

Evolution and biodiversity of Kinetoplastida

Diagnostics and epidemiology of European leishmaniasis

Analysis of dyskinetoplastic trypanosomes

The assembly of iron-sulfur clusters in Trypanosoma brucei

 

Recent publications:

Kořený L, Sobotka R, Kovářová J, Gnipová A, Flegontov P, Horváth A, Oborník M, Ayala FJ, Lukeš J:
Aerobic kinetoplastid flagellate Phytomonas does not require heme for viability.
PNAS., 109, (2012): 3808-3813.

Alfonzo JD, Lukeš J:
Assembling Fe/S-clusters and modifying tRNAs: ancient co-factors meet ancient adaptors.
Trends in Parasitology, 27, (2011): 234–237.

Ammerman ML, Hashimi H, Novotná L, Číčová Z, Mcevoy SM, Lukeš J, Read LK:
MRB3010 is a core component of the MRB1 complex that facilitates an early step of the kinetoplastid RNA editing process.
RNA, 17, (2011): 865–877.

Doolittle WF, Lukeš J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Gray MW:
Does constructive neutral evolution play an important role in the origin of cellular complexity?
BioEssays, 33, (2011): 427–429.

Flegontov P, Gray MW, Burger G, Lukeš J:
Gene fragmentation: a key to mitochondrial genome evolution in Euglenozoa?
Current Genetics, 57, (2011): 225–232.

Long S, Changmai P, Tsaousis AD, Skalický T, Verner Z, Wen Y-Z, Roger AJ, Lukeš J:
Stage-specific requirement for Isa1 and Isa2 proteins in the mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei and heterologous rescue by human and Blastocystis orthologues.
Molecular Microbiology, 81, (2011): 1403–1418.

Lukeš J, Archibald JM, Keeling PJ, Doolittle WF, Gray MW:
How a neutral evolutionary ratchet can build cellular complexity.
IUBMB Life, 63, (2011): 528–537.

Oborník M, Vancová M, Lai DH, Janouškovec J, Keeling JP, Lukeš J:
Morphology and Ultrastructure of Multiple Life Cycle Stages of the Photosynthetic Relative of Apicomplexa, Chromera velia.
Protist, 162, (2011): 115–130.

Tanifuji G, Kim E, Onodera NT, Gibeault R, Dlutek M, Cawthorn RJ, Fiala I, Lukeš J, Greenwood S, Archibald JM:
Genomic characterization of Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis (Amoebozoa) and its kinetoplastid endosymbiont.
Eukaryotic Cell, 10, (2011): 1143–1146.