Ivica Hromadová, RNDr., CSc.

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

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  • +421-55-633 44 55

 Scientific interests  

  • molecular taxonomy, phylogeny and population genetics of veterinary important parasites, mainly fish tapeworms and liver flukes of ruminants
  • biogeography, determination of origin and tracing of migratory routes of invasive parasites, above all Fascioloides magna (Trematoda, Fasciolidae) – liver parasite of free-living and domestic ruminants and Atractolytocestus huronensis (Cestoda, Caryophyllidea) – intestinal parasite of carp
  • design of species-specific DNA markers (e.g. spacers and subunits of ribosomal DNA, and genes of mitochondrial DNA) applicable in molecular taxonomy and diagnostics
  • design of microsatellites and their application in population genetics of model parasites
Work experience
2000-present   senior researcher; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
1997-2000   researcher; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1992-1997   Ph.D. student; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2000   Degree RNDr. (Doctor of Natural Sciences) awarded by the Faculty of Science, University of P. J. Šafárik (UPJŠ), Košice, Slovakia
2000   Qualification IIa (senior researcher)
1992-1997   Ph.D. study at the Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia;
Degree C.Sc. (equivalent of Ph.D.) awarded by the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences;
Specialization – Parasitology/Molecular Taxonomy
1987-1992   university study at the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ, Košice, Slovakia;
Degree Mgr. (equivalent of MSc.) awarded by the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ; specialization – Biology/Molecular and Cell Biology
1983-1987   secondary school; The Šrobárova Grammar School, Košice, Slovakia
Working stays abroad
August 1990   Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, FINLAND
August 1992   Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, FINLAND
May 1994 - September 1994   Department of Developmental Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Ludwig Maximilian, Munich, GERMANY
November 1994   Department of Parasitology, Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, ITALY
April 1995 - March 1996   Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
June 1997 - May 1999   Christian de Duve Institute of Cellular Pathology, Research Unit for Tropical Diseases, Brussels, BELGIUM
May 2001   Fisheries Research Services, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
June 2001   Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, UK
November 2006   Department of Parasitology, Veterinary Faculty, Zagreb, CROATIA
November 2007   University of Teramo, School of Veterinary Medicine, Teramo, ITALY
March 2009   School of Biological Science, Medical Biology Centre, Queens University, Belfast, UK
April 2011   The Natural History Museum, London, UK
November 2012   Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, SWEDEN
February, April, December 2014
May 2015
  Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
September 2015   Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
Memberships
April 2012-present   President of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
May 2012- present   Member of the Committee of the Slovak Scientific Grant Agency for Biological Sciences
2008-present   member of the Ph.D. Study Committee, study section 4.2.5 Zoology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia
February 2013- January 2016   Chairperson of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovakia
February 2009-February 2013   member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovakia
October 2008 - April 2012   Member of the Board of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
Prizes and awards
2000   Young Researchers Award 2000, granted by the SAS