Dr. Daniel Růžek, Ph.D., is the Head of the Department of Virology VYZKUMNY USTAV VETER, Head of the Research Group on Emerging Viral Infections, Research Scientist at the Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia.
His main research interest involves vector-borne and zoonotic viral diseases. He is currently mentor of 4 Ph.D. students. He has received several international awards for young researches, including Sinnecker-Kunz Award awarded for his contribution in the field of tick-borne diseases.
Růžek D, Yakimenko VV, Karan LS, Tkachev SE. Omsk haemorrhagic fever. Lancet. 2010 Dec 18;376(9758):2104-13.
Růžek D, Salát J, Singh SK, Kopecký J. Breakdown of the blood-brain barrier during tick-borne encephalitis in mice is not dependent on CD8+ T-cells. PLoS One. 2011;6(5):e20472.
Růžek D, Vancová M, Tesarová M, Ahantarig A, Kopecký J, Grubhoffer L. Morphological changes in human neural cells following tick-borne encephalitis virus infection. J Gen Virol. 2009 Jul;90(Pt 7):1649-58.
Růzek D, Gritsun TS, Forrester NL, Gould EA, Kopecký J, Golovchenko M, Rudenko N, Grubhoffer L. Mutations in the NS2B and NS3 genes affect mouse neuroinvasiveness of a Western European field strain of tick-borne encephalitis virus. Virology. 2008 May 10;374(2):249-55.
Růžek D, Salát J, Palus M, Gritsun TS, Gould EA, Dyková I, Skallová A, Jelínek J, Kopecký J, Grubhoffer L. CD8+ T-cells mediate immunopathology in tick-borne encephalitis. Virology. 2009 Feb 5;384(1):1-6.