Emília Dvorožňáková, MVDr., PhD.

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

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  • +421-55-633 14 11 – 13

 Scientific interests  

  • host-parasite interactions, host defence mechanisms and immunopathological impact of parasitic infection
  • detection of the regulatory and effector mechanisms involved in the host immune response, focused on the lymphocyte phenotyping, the functional analysis of macrophages and lymphocytes, phagocytosis and respiratory burst activity, the role of cytokines in regulation of  inflammatory and immune responses
  • study of pathogenesis and changes in immunocompetent cell types and their cytokine production in parasitic zoonoses (alveolar echinococcosis, ascariasis, toxocarosis, trichinellosis) after immunomodulation and treatment
Work experience
2010-present   Head of the Department of Parasitic Diseases; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
2002-present   senior researcher; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
1998-2002   researcher; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1995-1998   Ph.D. student; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2002   Qualification IIa (senior researcher)
1999   Degree Ph.D. awarded by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava; Specialization – Parasitology
1995-1998   Ph.D. study at the Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1989-1995   study at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice, Slovakia;
Degree D.V.M. awarded University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice, Slovakia; specialization – General veterinary medicine
1985-1989   secondary grammar school , Šrobárova 46, Košice, Slovakia
Working stays abroad
May 1996   Microbiological Institute,  Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
May 1998   Microbiological Institute,  Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
August 1999 – October 1999   Department of Medical Zoology, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, JAPAN
October 2003 – December 2003   Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
November 2004   Netherlands Vaccine Institute, Bilthoven, NETHERLANDS
Memberships
2001 - present   a member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1996 - present   a member of the Slovak Immunological Society
1995 - present   a member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
Prizes and awards
2000 - 2004   Štefan Schwarz Supportive Fund for the post-doc positions,  awarded by the Slovak Academy of Sciences
April 2002   Award of the Slovak Society of Parasitology for the Best Publication 2002, granted by the Slovak Society of Parasitology