The 52nd Jírovec’s Protozoological Days will take place in the village of Modrava on 24-28 April 2023. The meeting is organized by the Protozoological section of the Czech Society for Parasitology and the International Society of Protistologists and is kindly supported by our commercial partners. Jírovec’s Protozoological Days is an annual conference with a long tradition, organized since 1969. The conference focuses on early-career protistologists of all grades (undergraduate and graduate students), striving to provide opportunities for direct interaction with their established senior colleagues (postdocs, senior researchers).

The program of the 52nd Jírovec’s Protozoological Days will traditionally include lectures covering mainly the field of protists’ molecular cell biology and biochemistry, biodiversity, phylogeny and systematics. During the meeting, prizes in two categories (the most outstanding oral and poster presentations) will be awarded to early-career participants. The conference program will include three invited lectures and a practical workshop.

The venue is situated in the south-western Czech Republic, a 160 km car drive from Prague, in the small mountain village of Modrava, which lies in the heart of the National Park Šumava at nearly 1000 meters above sea level. We can expect spring snow conditions towards the end of April—please choose your footwear accordingly (see webcam). Participants will be accommodated and the meeting’s social program will take place in the Lyer microbrewery and the scientific program of the meeting will be held at the municipal council’s conference hall situated within a 5 min. walk from Lyer.

We look forward to seeing you in Modrava.
Kolísko lab
The organizing committee