doc. Mgr. Marek Eliáš, Ph.D.       

Associate professor, head of the Laboratory of protist genomics and evolution

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology and Ecology

Chittussiho 10, 710 00 Slezska Ostrava, Czech Republic

tel.: +042-05-97092329; fax: +042-05-97092382

e-mail: marek.elias@osu.cz or melias@natur.cuni.cz


Research interests:

comparative genomics of protists, evolution of the eukaryotic cell

diversity and phylogeny of protists, especially algae

evolution and function of GTPases


Current grant projects:

Horizon 2020, H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014, SEP-210135917 (2015-2018) - The Algal Microbiome: Friends and Foes (co-PI)

Czech Science Foundation 15-16406S (2015-2017) – Taxonomically broad genomic study of oxymonads – eukaryotes without mitochondria (co-PI)

Czech Science Foundation 13-24983S (2013-1016) Unravelling the early evolution of the eukaryotic cell through exploring the genomes of the eukaryotic superphylum Discoba (PI)

Czech Science Foundation 13-33039S (2013-2015) A genomic approach to unravelling the biology and evolution of eustigmatophyte algae (co-PI)


Current members of the Laboratory of protist genomics and evolution:

PhD students: Vladimír Klimeš, Tereza Ševčíková, Kristína Záhonová, Romana Petrželková

MSc students: Martina Zátopková, Iveta Bělicová


Recent publications (the full list is available here):

Derelle R, Torruella G, Klimeš V, Brinkmann H, Kim E, Vlček Č, Lang BF, Eliáš M (2015) Bacterial proteins pinpoint a single eukaryotic root. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, in press.

Petrželková R, Eliáš M (2014) Contrasting patterns in the evolution of the Rab GTPase family in Archaeplastida. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 83:303-315.

Klimeš V, Gentekaki E, Roger AJ, Eliáš M (2014) A large number of nuclear genes in the human parasite Blastocystis require mRNA polyadenylation to create functional termination codons. Genome Biology and Evolution 6:1956-1961.

Fawley KP, Eliáš M, Fawley MW (2014) The diversity and phylogeny of the commercially important algal class Eustigmatophyceae, including the new clade Goniochloridales. Journal of Applied Phycology 26:1773-1782.

Vukašinović N, Cvrčková F, Eliáš M, Cole R, Fowler JE, Žárský V, Synek L (2014) Dissecting a Hidden Gene Duplication: the Arabidopsis thaliana SEC10 Locus. PLoS ONE 9:e94077.

Záhonová K, Hadariová L, Vacula R, Yurchenko V, Eliáš M, Krajčovič J, Vesteg M (2014) A small portion of plastid transcripts is polyadenylated in the flagellate Euglena gracilis. FEBS Letters 588:783-788.

Kaufnerová V, Eliáš M (2013) The demise of the genus Scotiellopsis Vinatzer (Chlorophyta). Nova Hedwigia 97:415-428.

Read BA, Kegel J, Klute MJ, Kuo A, Lefebvre SC, Maumus F, Mayer C, Miller J, Monier A, Salamov A, Young J, Aguilar M, Claverie JM, Frickenhaus S, Gonzalez K, Herman EK, Lin YC, Napier J, Ogata H, Sarno AF, Shmutz J, Schroeder D, de Vargas C, Verret F, von Dassow P, Valentin K, Van de Peer Y, Wheeler G; Emiliania huxleyi Annotation Consortium (incl. Eliáš M), Dacks JB, Delwiche CF, Dyhrman ST, Glöckner G, John U, Richards T, Worden AZ, Zhang X, Grigoriev IV. (2013) Pan genome of the phytoplankton Emiliania underpins its global distribution. Nature 499:209-213.

Gaysina L, Němcová Y, Škaloud P, Ševčíková T, Eliáš M (2013) Chloropyrula uraliensis gen. et sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a new green coccoid alga with a unique ultrastructure, isolated from soil in South Urals. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 51:476-484.

Schlacht A, Mowbrey K, Elias M, Kahn RA, Dacks JB (2013) Ancient complexity, opisthokont plasticity, and discovery of the 11th subfamily of Arf GAP proteins. Traffic 14:636-649.

Collén J, Porcel B, Carré W, Ball S, Chaparro C, Tonon T, Barbeyron T, Michel G, Noel B, Valentin K, Elias M, Artiguenave F, Arun A, Aury JM, Barbosa-Neto JF, Bothwell JH, Bouget FY, Brillet L, Cabello-Hurtado F, Capella-Gutíerrez S, Charrier B, Cladiere L, Cock JM, Coelho SM, Colleoni C, Czjzek M, Da Silva C, Delage L, Denoeud F, Deschamps F, Dittami SM, Gabaldón T, Gachon CMM, Groisillier A, Hervé C, Jabbari K, Katinka M, Kloareg B, Kowalczyk N, Labadie K, Leblanc C, Lopez PJ, McLachlan D, Meslet-Cladiere L, Moustafa A, Nehr Z, Nyval-Collén P, Panaud O, Partensky F, Poulain J, Rensing SA, Rousvoal S, Samson G, Symeonidi A, Weissenbach J, Zambounis A, Wincker P, Boyen C (2013) Genome structure and metabolic features in the red seaweed Chondrus crispus shed light on evolution of the Archaeplastida. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110:5247-5252.

Fulnečková J, Ševčíková T, Fajkus J, Lukešová A, Lukeš M, Vlček Č, Lang BF, Kim E, Eliáš M, Sýkorová E (2013) A broad phylogenetic survey unveils the diversity and evolution of telomeres in eukaryotes. Genome Biology and Evolution 5:468-483.

Eliáš M, Neustupa J, Pažoutová M, Škaloud P (2013) A case of taxonomic inflation in coccoid algae: Ellipsoidion parvum and Neocystis vischeri are conspecific with Neocystis (=Nephrodiella) brevis (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). Phytotaxa 76:15-27.


Last updated 25/1/2015