Zdeno Gardian


gardian at prf.jcu.cz

Laboratory of EM
Part time also aInstitute of parasitology BC, ASCR


M.Sc. 2002, The Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Ph.D. 2009, Institute of Physical Biology of the University of South Bohemia, Czech Rep.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2011, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2011-present, Biology Centre of Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep.
2011-present, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Research Interests and keywords:

Transmission electron microscopy
Single particle and image analysis
Structural studies of photosynthetic reaction centers and light harvesting complexes

Key recent publications:

M. Dachev, D. Bína, R. Sobotka, L. Moravcová, Z. Gardian, D. Kaftan, V. Šlouf, M. Fuciman, T. Polívka, & M. Koblížek (2017) Unique double concentric ring organization of light harvesting complexes in Gemmatimonas phototrophica. PLoS Biology 15(12): e2003943.

M. Bečková, Z. Gardian, J. Yu, P. Koník, P. Nixon, J. Komenda (2017) Association of Psb28 and Psb27 proteins with PSII-PSI supercomplexes upon exposure of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 to high light Molecular Plant 10 (1): 62-72.

D. Bína, Z. Gardian, M. Herbstová, R. Litvín (2017) Modular antenna of photosystem I in secondary plastids of red algal origin: a Nannochloropsis oceanica case study Photosynthesis Research 131 (3): 255-266.

P. Khoroshyy, D. Bína, Z. Gardian, R. Litvín, J. Alster, J. Pšenčík (2017) Quenching of chlorophyll triplet states by carotenoids in algal light-harvesting complexes related to fucoxanthin-chlorophyll protein Photosynthesis Researchaccepted: DOI: 10.1007/s11120-017-0416-5

D. Bina, Z. Gardian, F. Vacha, R. Litvin (2016) Native FMO-reaction center supercomplex in green sulfur bacteria: an electron microscopy study. Photosynth Res 128 (1): 1-10.

D. Bína, M. Herbstová, Z. Gardian, F. Vácha, R. Litvín (2016) Novel structural aspect of the diatom thylakoid membrane: lateral segregation of photosystem I under red-enhanced illumination Scientific Reports 6: 25583.

R. Litvín, D. Bína, M. Herbstová, Z. Gardian (2016) Architecture of the light-harvesting apparatus of the eustigmatophyte alga Nannochloropsis oceanica Photosynthesis research 130: 137-150.