RNDr. Michal Vinkler, Ph.D.



Contact Information

Division of Animal Evolutionary Biology, Department of Zoology
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague
Viničná 7, 128 44 Praha, Czech Republic
Room No.: 213
Phone: 00420–22195 1845
E-mail: michal.vinkler[a]natur.cuni.cz

Research Group

Laboratory for Ecological and Evolutionary Imunology

Research Interests

Ecological and evolutionary immunology; behavioural ecology; evolutionary biology; mating systems


2015-2017 Albrecht T. (co-applicants: Vinkler M., Syslová K., Cepák J.): Biology of ageing: mechanisms and patterns of senescence in free-living birds, The Czech Science Foundation, grant No. P506/15-11782S.
2015-2016 Bryja J. (partner-applicant: Vinkler M.): BIOM: Biodiversity education centre Mohelský Mill, EEA grant No. EHP-CZ02-OV-1-025-2015.


Barbora Bílková (PhD student)
Zuzana Bainová (PhD student)
Adéla Šmídová (PhD student)
Martin Ťešický (PhD student)
Hana Velová (PhD student)
Tereza Krajzingrová (Master student)


Evolutionary and ecological immunology (MB170P84)
General parasitology for teachers (MB160P65)
Molecular Applications in Zoology (MB170P62)

Selected Publications

Vinkler M, Svobodová J, Gabrielová B, Bainová H and Bryjová A (2014). Cytokine expression in phytohaemagglutinin-induced skin inflammation in a galliform bird. Journal of Avian Biology 45(1): 43-50.
Bainová H, Králová T, Bryjová A, Albrecht T, Bryja J and Vinkler M (2014). First evidence of independent pseudogenization of Toll-like receptor 5 in passerine birds. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 45(1): 151-155.
Vinkler M, Schnitzer J, Munclinger P and Albrecht T (2012). Phytohaemagglutinin skin-swelling test in scarlet rosefinch males: low-quality birds respond more strongly. Animal Behaviour 83: 17-23.
Vinkler M, Bainová H and Albrecht T (2010). Functional analysis of the skin-swelling response to phytohaemagglutinin. Functional Ecology 24(5):1081-1086.
Vinkler M and Albrecht T (2010). Carotenoid maintenance handicap and the physiology of carotenoid-based signalisation of health. Naturwissenschaften 97:19-28
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