Mgr. Andreja Kust

Job Position: PhD Student - Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology (AME)

Contact details

Phone: 420387775884
Room: 34


Morphological, molecular and ecophysiological analysis of cyanobacteria. Broad research experience in toxic potential, evolution of toxin synthesis, and factors driving toxins production in cyanobacteria. Techniques of isolation and cultivation of cyanobacteria and algae, quantification of secondary metabolites production by RT-qPCR; detection of secondary metabolites by PCR and HPLC/MS, genome analyses.


Curriculum vitae

Current education

3rd year PhD student of Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia

Biology Centre of AS CR, Institute of Hydrobiology,

Department of Aquatic Microbial Ecology

České Budějovice

PhD topic: Toxic potential and factors driving toxin production by nostocacean cyanobacteria


2010 - 2013

Master of Science, Graduate Programme in Biology and Chemistry Education

Biology and chemistry

- knowledge in the field of biology and chemistry as well as knowledge and skills necessary to educate primary and secondary school students and stimulate their interest in biology and chemistry

University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia

Department of Biology

Title of MSc thesis: Polyphasic characterization of Anabaena spp. (Cyanobacteria) from Sokolov area, Czech Republic

Thesis performed at: Biology Centre of AS CR, Institute of Hydrobiology, Czech Republic.

Supervisors: RNDr. Eliška Zapomělová, Ph.D adn Doc. dr. sc. Melita Mihaljević

2007 - 2010

Bachelor (Baccalaurea) of Biology


- knowledge and skills which qualify them to work in a laboratory as an associate (laboratory technician, technician), in a natural history museum, botanical gardens, nature parks or similar institutions

University J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia

Department of Biology


Biology Centre of CAS, v.v.i., Institute of Hydrobiology, Na Sádkách 7, 370 05 České Budějovice, Czech Republic (since 2013)

Centre Algatech, Institute of Microbiology, The Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Opatovický mlýn, 379 81, Třeboň, Czech Republic (since 2016)

Other experience

Stay abroad: Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Buenos Aires and Instituto Nacional de Limnologia , Santa Fe 3.2.-1.3.2014 - morphologiacla characterization of Nostocales cyanobacteria, sampling different localities, writing manuscript


Second EMBO Conference on Aquatic Microbial Ecology: SAME-14, 23-28 Aug 2015 Uppsala, Sweden

FBFW Fresh Blood for Fresh Water, 15 -17 May 2015, Mondsee, Austria


Total found: 8 records
Kust A., Méjean A., Ploux O. (2020) Biosynthesis of Anatoxins in Cyanobacteria: Identification of the Carboxy-anatoxins as the Penultimate Biosynthetic Intermediates Journal of Natural Products 83 : 142-151.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.9b01121
Mareš J., Hájek J., Urajová P., Kust A., Jokela J., Saurav K., Galica T., Čapková K., Mattila A., Haapaniemi E., Permi P. , Mysterud I. , Skulberg O. M, Karlsen J., Fewer D. P. , Sivonen K., Tonnesen H. H. , Hrouzek P. (2019) Alternative Biosynthetic Starter Units Enhance the Structural Diversity of Cyanobacterial Lipopeptides Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85 : e02675-18.
DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02675-18
Saurav K., Macho M. , Kust A., Delawská K., Hájek J., Hrouzek P. (2019) Antimicrobial activity and bioactive profiling of heterocytous cyanobacterial strains using MS/MS-based molecular networking Folia Microbiologica 64 : 645–654 .
DOI: 10.1007/s12223-019-00737-9
Kust A., Mareš J., Jokela J., Urajová P., Hájek J., Saurav K., Voráčová K., Fewer D., Haapaniemi E., Permi P., Řeháková K., Sivonen K., Hrouzek P. (2018) Discovery of a pederin family compound in a non-symbiotic bloom-forming cyanobacterium ACS Chemical Biology 13 : 1123-1129.
DOI: 10.1021/acschembio.7b01048
Kust A., Urajová P., Hrouzek P., Vu D. L., Čapková K., Štenclová L., Řeháková K., Kozlíková E., Lepšová-Skácelová O., Lukešová A., Mareš J. (2018) A new microcystin producing Nostoc strain discovered in broad toxicological screening of non-planktic Nostocaceae (cyanobacteria) Toxicon 150 : 66-73.
DOI: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2018.05.007
de Tezanos P., Kust A., Devercelli M., Kozlíková E. (2016) Morphological traits in nitrogen fixing heterocytous cyanobacteria: possible links between morphology and eco–physiology. Hydrobiologia 764 : 271–281.
DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2516-6
Urajová P., Hájek J., Wahlsten M., Jokela J., Galica T., Fewer D., Kust A., Kozlíková E., Delawská K., Sivonen K., Kopecký J., Hrouzek P. (2016) A liquid chromatography-mass spectrometric method for the detection of cyclic beta-amino fatty acid lipopeptides. Journal of Chromatography 1438 : 76–83.
DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.02.013
Kust A., Kozlíková E., Mareš J., Řeháková K. (2015) A detailed morphological, phylogenetic and ecophysiological analysis of four benthic Anabaena (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria) strains confirms deep heterogeneity within the genus. Fottea 15 : 191–202.
DOI: 10.5507/fot.2015.019


Biology Centre CAS
Institute of Hydrobiology
Na Sádkách 702/7
370 05 České Budějovice

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