determination course

photosynthetic euglenoids │ taxonomy │ colourless euglenoids │ ecology │ lectures

Three-days on-line course focused on determination of freshwater representatives of photosynthetic and colourless euglenoids especially from the European region together with common ubiquitous species. The course will consist of theoretical lectures focused on modern taxonomy based on molecular-morphological data (polyphasic approach) together with ecological and biomonitoring connotations, theory will be complemented by practical microscopic sessions. It is possible for the participants to send their own microphotographs of the species for identification and discussion.

Information for registered participants

  • The course will take place from 2nd August to 4th August 2021


  • Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Branišovská 1760, 370 05 České Budějovice.

  • Lectures will be realized through the MS Teams platform, lectures will not be recorded.

  • Course language is English.

Pricing & payment

  • The participation fee is the same for all participants - 100 EUR.

  • You can make a payment via bank transfer or by credit card (please use this link for more information).

  • In both cases, please indicate the number of the issued invoice as a variable symbol.

  • Cancellation - If you decide to cancel your participation in the course, we will return 90 % of the amount paid. We cannot return any money to you if you cancel after 10th July 2021.

Course schedule

  • The entire webinar will be implemented through the MS Teams platform, where your e-mails that you used during registration will be inserted. Please try if you can join the team in advance, or please contact us so we can solve the problem.

  • Lectures will be given from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. (CEST, UTC+02:00).

    • On Monday after completing course this day, we would like to prepare a "virtual pub", where we all could introduce the topics we deal with in our studies or jobs.

  • Theoretical lectures will be supplemented by microscopy of living samples and discussion of microphotographs.


  • Małgorzata Poniewozik

  • Josef Juráň

  • Jaroslav Kubín


  • We would like to use your microphotographs in theoretical lectures and discussions on species determination. You can upload your microphotographs to your personal folder, where only you and the lecturers will have access to them. Please upload photos to the folder no later than 20th July 2021.

  • Please try to follow the following rules for uploading photos:

    • As high resolution as possible!

    • Target species should be at maximum magnification, do not use "panorama" from low magnification, where the species is surrounded by many other species, etc.

    • It is ideal to have multiple photos of the species focused in different planes.

    • Try to avoid photos from samples fixed with Lugol's solution, fixation reduces the chance of effective determination.

Organization Committee

  • In case of any questions or problems, please do not hesite to contact us (, as well as feel free to contact us at with your questions.