Prof. Ivo Sedláček

Phone: +420 549496922
My research is aimed at microbiological biodiversity of Antarctic environment inhabited by cold adapted psychrophilic and oligotrophic microorganisms and their taxonomy. Following part of my research is focused on microbiomes from oral mucous layers and faeces of various Antarctic animals.
• Biodiversity of cultivable microorganisms from abiotic sources
• Taxonomy and physiology of oligotrophs
• Study of bacteria isolated from cryoconites, lake sediments and permafrost
• Monitoring of potential pathogens colonizing wild animals

Main publications:

SEDLÁČEK, Ivo, Pavla HOLOCHOVÁ, Roman SOBOTKA, Hans-Jürgen BUSSE, Pavel ŠVEC, Stanislava KRÁLOVÁ, Ondrej ŠEDO, Jan PILNÝ, Eva STAŇKOVÁ, Vendula KOUBLOVÁ and Karel SEDLÁŘ. Classification of a Violacein-Producing Psychrophilic Group of Isolates Associated with Freshwater in Antarctica and Description of Rugamonas violacea sp. nov. Microbiology Spectrum. American Society for Microbiology, 2021, vol. 9, No. 1, p. "e00452-21". ISSN 2165-0497. doi:10.1128/Spectrum.00452-21.
HOLOCHOVÁ, Pavla, Ivana MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Ivo SEDLÁČEK, Pavel ŠVEC, Stanislava KRÁLOVÁ, Vojtěch KOVAŘOVIC, Hans-Jürgen BUSSE, Eva STAŇKOVÁ, Miloš BARTÁK and Roman PANTŮČEK. Description of Massilia rubra sp. nov., Massilia aquatica sp. nov., Massilia mucilaginosa sp. nov., Massilia frigida sp. nov., and one Massilia genomospecies isolated from Antarctic streams, lakes and regoliths. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. Munich, Germany: ELSEVIER GmbH, 2020, vol. 43, No. 5, p. "126112-1"-"126112-12". ISSN 0723-2020. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2020.126112.
VRBOVSKÁ, Veronika, Ivo SEDLÁČEK, Michal ZEMAN, Pavel ŠVEC, Vojtěch KOVAŘOVIC, Ondrej ŠEDO, Monika LAICHMANOVÁ, Jiří DOŠKAŘ and Roman PANTŮČEK. Characterization of Staphylococcus intermedius Group Isolates Associated with Animals from Antarctica and Emended Description of Staphylococcus delphini. Microorganisms. Basel: MDPI, 2020, vol. 8, No. 2, p. "204-1"-"204-18". ISSN 2076-2607. doi:10.3390/microorganisms8020204.
SEDLÁČEK, Ivo, Roman PANTŮČEK, Stanislava KRÁLOVÁ, Ivana MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Pavla HOLOCHOVÁ, Eva STAŇKOVÁ, Veronika VRBOVSKÁ, Pavel ŠVEC and Hans Jürgen BUSSE. Hymenobacter amundsenii sp. nov. resistant to ultraviolet radiation, isolated from regoliths in Antarctica. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. Munich: Elsevier, 2019, vol. 42, No. 3, p. 284-290. ISSN 0723-2020. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2018.12.004.
PANTŮČEK, Roman, Ivo SEDLÁČEK, Adéla INDRÁKOVÁ, Veronika VRBOVSKÁ, Ivana MAŠLAŇOVÁ, Vojtěch KOVAŘOVIC, Pavel ŠVEC, Stanislava KRÁLOVÁ, Lucie KRIŠTOFOVÁ, Jana KEKLÁKOVÁ, Petr PETRÁŠ and Jiří DOŠKAŘ. Staphylococcus edaphicus sp nov., isolated in Antarctica, harbors the mecC gene and genomic islands with a suspected role in adaptation to extreme environments. APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY. Washington, D.C.: American Society for Microbiology, 2018, vol. 84, No. 2, p. 1-13. ISSN 0099-2240. doi:10.1128/AEM.01746-17.