1010774_686121324747865_951448096_nI’m a PhD in evolutionary protistology interested in evolution of organelles, lateral gene transfer, symbiosis, and related topics. During my study in the lab of Vladimír Hampl in Prague I focused on genomics, cell biology, and metabolism of Preaxostyla, an understudied group of metamonads. In this project we studied protists like Paratrimastix pyriformis and Monocercomonoides exilis which appear to be a promising model system for the study of reductive evolution of mitochondria.