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Institute of Advanced Study

Dr Klára Petrželková

COFUND Senior Research Fellow at Trevelyan College (January - March 2016)

Dr Petrželková is: a research zoologist at Liberec Zoo; researcher at the Laboratory of Molecular Parasitology of the Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre AS CR, České Budějovice; and a research senior scientist at the Department of Pathology and Parasitology, University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno.

Primate parasitology: problems, pitfalls and new approaches

This Fellowship is a continuation of a long-term interdisciplinary collaboration between Dr Klára Petrželková, a parasitologist and Durham University’s Dr Jo Setchell, a primatologist, in the field of primate parasitology and endocrinology. During the Fellowship Dr Petrželková will work with Dr Setchell to (i) edit a Special Section of the International Journal of Primatology based on contributions to a conference entitled “Primate Parasitology: Development, Methods and Future” organized by the Dr Petrželková's group in 2014; (ii) review existing publications in primate parasitology in a contribution to the Special Section that will also cover what primatologists need to know about parasites in order to improve the field of primate parasitology and facilitate interdisciplinary conversations between parasitologists, primatologists and conservationists; (iii) finish and submit joint research articles focused on fecal glucocorticoids and gastrointestinal parasite infections and microbiota in wild western lowland gorilla; (iv) develop their ongoing collaboration in preparation for new grant proposals.