Mgr. Blanka Šebánková

She is Ph.D. student in the program Theoretical and Evolutionary Biology at the Department of Philosophy and History of Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Science, Charles University and she is member of the team of Evolutionary Biology Laboratory. Her main interest is Effect of latent toxoplasmosis on phenotype of intermediate hosts. Now she is researching the morphological features, asymmetry and building of the human body in relation to hormonal imbalances caused by parasitic infections. She also concentrates on body perception, fitness perception, proband performance tests, and the surrender phenomenon. At the Department of Teaching and Didactics of Biology, she works on a complementary pedagogical study of biology.

Her lifelong interest is in topic of skeletal anthropology and bioarcheology, so she started her university studies in field Anthropology of past at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts of the University of West Bohemia, at the Department of Biological Anthropology, where she focused on the issues of mortality and fertility of the past populations and on funeral rituals of traditional societies.  She became a member of lecturers of the Hrdlicka Museum of Man at the Faculty of Science and a teacher of the educational activities of

Her non-scientific interests include travelling to Indonesia for exploring the forest and subsoil ecosystem and the lives of local communities.

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