Lucia Blaňarová, RNDr., PhD.

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  • Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3, 04001 Košice, Slovakia

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  • +421-55-63 314 11 – 13

Scientific interests 

  • ecology and epidemiology of ticks and tick borne pathogens
  • molecular differential diagnostics of vector-borne pathogens of medical and veterinary importance
  • the role of small mammals and their ectoparasites in circulation of zoonotic pathogens
  • tick-host-pathogen interactions
Work experience
2014-present research worker; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2010-2014 Ph.D. student; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2012 RNDr. degree (Doctor of Natural Sciences) awarded by the Faculty of Science, University of P. J. Šafárik (UPJŠ), Košice, Slovakia
2010-2014 Ph.D. study at the Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia;
Degree Ph.D. University of veterinary medicine and pharmacy, Slovakia
Thesis topic:  Genetic variability tick-borne pathognes associated with rodents as reservoir hosts
2008-2010 university study at the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ, Košice, Slovakia;
Degree Mgr. (equivalent of MSc.) University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biological and Ecological Sciences; specialization – Biology/Zoology
2004-2007 Bachelor of Science (Bc., B.Sc. equivalent) University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice, Slovakia, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Biological and Ecological Sciences; specialization – Biology
2000-2004 high school; Gymnázium L. Stockela, Jiráskova 12, Bardejov, Slovakia
Working stays abroad
November 2014
June 2012
Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
September 2011- June 2014
(4 times per year)
Institute of Zoology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Memberships
October 2010 - present Member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
Prizes and awards
2015 Conference “Pre Veda“, awarded for presentation: Ticks as vectors of pathogens in two recreation areas in Bulgaria (first author)
2014 Slovak Society of Parasitology, Košice, 1-st place awarded for CC publication: Distinct Anaplasma phagoytophilum genotypes associated with Ixodes trianguliceps ticks and rodents in Central Europe (first author)
June 2013 Slovak academy of Agricultural sciences, Nitra, 2-nd place awarded for CC publication: Ixodes ricinus abundance and its infection with the tick-borne pathogens in urban and suburban areas of Eastern Slovakia (first author)
June 2012 International Student Medical conference, Košice, Section: Microbiology and Infectiology, 3-rd place awarded for poster: Rodents as reservoir hosts of tick-borne pathogens (Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Neoehrlichia mikurensis) (first author)