Magdaléna Bruňanská, RNDr., DrSc.


  • Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3 / Puškinova 6, 04001 Košice, Slovakia



  • +421-55-622 27 87

 Scientific interests 

  • morphology, ultrastructure, biology and histochemistry of helminths, causative agents of economically important diseases, with emphasis on the reproductive system of parasites
  • neurobiology of helminths
  • electron microscopy; immunocytochemistry
Work experience
2013-present senior researcher, level I scientific qualifications; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1986-1993 senior researcher, level IIa scientific qualifications; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1994-2013 researcher; Institute of Helminthology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2015 DSc in Parasitology
2013 Level I scientific qualifications
1994 Level IIa scientific qualifications (senior research worker)
1986 Degree CSc. (corresponding to PhD) awarded by the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences; Specialization – Parasitology
1981-1985 PhD training; Institute of Helminthology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia; PhD thesis “Fine structure and histochemistry of the female reproductive system of  Ascaris suum Goeze, 1782” (supervisor: Professor Pavol Dubinský, D.Sc., Helminthological Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice)
1981 graduated (RNDr.) in general biology, Faculty of Science, UPJŠ, Košice, Czechoslovakia
1976-1981 Faculty of Science, University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik (UPJŠ), Košice, Czechoslovakia
Working stays abroad
May 1983
Central Laboratory of Helminthology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, BULGARIA
June 1986
Laboratories of Helminthology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA
June 1995, June 1997, June 1998, June 1999, June 2000, June 2001, January 2002-April 2007 Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, CZECH  REPUBLIC
September 1995, September 1997, October 1998, October 1999, October 2000, October 2001, September 2002, October 2003, September 2004, September 2005, October 2006, March 2007, September 2008 Åbo Akademi University, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Aquatic Pathobiology, Turku, FINLAND
August 2004, September 2005, August 2006, December 2009, November 2010 Institute of of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, POLAND
July-September, November 2008, November 2009, October 2010, October 2011, October 2012, October 2013, October 2014 Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
  Member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology, Member of the Czechoslovak Society of Electron Microscopy, Member of the European Microscopy Society
1990-1993, 1996-1998 member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Prizes and awards
Award of Rector of University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice for excellent study results