15965056_10208280025337771_5127132379893538166_nI’m a PhD in evolutionary protistology interested in evolution of organelles, lateral gene transfer, symbiosis, and related topics.

I’m currently part of the DEEM team in Orsay where I’m working on genomics of Proteorhodophytina red algae and the origin and evolution of red secondary plastids.

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.