Zuzana Hurníková, 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  

  • Epidemiology, molecular biology end ecology of parasitic diseases (Trichinellosis, Angiostrongylosis, Dirofilariosis)
  • Diagnostics of parasitic diseases in wildlife and domestic animals
  • Zoonoses
  • Food-borne diseases
  • Vector-borne diseases
  • Laboratory animal science
Work experience
05/2008-present   Senior researcher; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
01/2016-present   Lecturer; University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice; subjects: Basics of Parasitology, Protection of animals used for scientific purposes pursuant to the applicable EU legislation, Laboratory animal diseases and management of clinical trials
02/2011-01/2016   Assistant Professor;  Dpt. of Epizootiology and Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice; subjects:  Parasitology, Zoonoses and Epidemiology, Protection of animals used for scientific purposes pursuant to the applicable EU legislation, Laboratory animal diseases and management of clinical trials; supervision of bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses
06/2007-09/2008   Postdoctoral student, European Social Fund, programme Education and Support for Postdocs; Office of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
05/2004-05/2007   Junior researcher; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
05/2001-05/2004   Ph.D. student; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
05/1995-12/1999   Veterinarian; Veterinary Clinic Huba-Lukan, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
03/2016   Advanced training course for supervising assessors, assessor and SNAS experts for testing, calibration and medical laboratories; Slovak National Accreditation Service, Bratislava, Slovakia
01/2016   Training on animal Welfare Risk Assessment; Better Training for Safer Food , European Commission, Lisbon, Portugal
05/2015   Training programme in Protection of animals used for scientific and educational purposes within the frame of EU and Slovak legislation; Institute of Postgraduate Education of Veterinary Surgeons in Košice, Slovakia
03/2012   Certified quality manager in testing laboratories accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005; Certified Course of Ministry of Education Slovak Republic; Slovak Institute of Metrology, Bratislava, Slovakia
11/2011   Internal auditor in accredited testing and calibration laboratories; Certified Course of Ministry of Education Slovak Republic; Slovak Institute of Metrology, Bratislava
05/2008   Qualification IIa (Senior researcher)
09/2006-02/2008   Professional qualification for the pedagogy of biological subjects; The Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia
05/2001-05/2004   Ph.D. study at the Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia; PhD. Degree; Thesis: “Epizootology and Epidemiology of Trichinellosis and Variability of its Agents”
05-12/2002   Training course in parasitology, epidemiology and host-parasite interactions (5. FP EU – QLTR-2000-01156 Trichi Porse); Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology. Copenhagen, Denmark
09/1988-06/1994   MVDr. (DVM – medicinae veterinariae doctor) specialisation in General Veterinary Medicine; University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia
09/1984-06/1988   Upper secondary education; general education, field of study Programming and Information Technology; Gymnasium Šrobárova 46, Košice, Slovakia
Working stays abroad
September 2015   Mammal Research Institute PAN, Białowieża, Poland
September 2014   Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdańsk, Poland
September 2013   Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
September 2012   Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyjev, Ukraine
September 2012   Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
July 2011   University of Wroclaw, Department of Parasitology, Wroclaw, Poland
September 2010   Parasitological Institute W. Stefanskiego PAN, Warszawa, Poland
August 2008   Natural History Museum of Latvia“, Riga, Latvia
May 2008   Parasitological Institute W. Stefanskiego PAN, Warszawa, Poland
October 2006   Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
June 2006   Parasitological Institute W. Stefanskiego PAN, Warszawa, Poland
October 2004   International Trichinella Reference Centre, Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Roma, Italy
May- December 2002   Danish Centre for Experimental Parasitology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Memberships
02/2016-present   Expert-alternator representing Slovakia in the scientific  EFSA network AHAE
05/2015-present   Placed on the Reserve List of the European Food Safety Authority (Ref. EFSA:E/2014/001
2014-present   Member of Scientific Council Annals of Parasitology Journal
12/2013-present   Nominated Representative of Institute of Parasitology as organization cooperating with EFSA under Article 36 of Regulation (EC) no. 178/2002
09/2012-present   Member of the training team of the State Veterinary and Food Administration for the protection of animals used in biomedical research
04/2012-present   Treasurer of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
2009-present   Member of the  EFSA  National Scientific Panels on Biological hazards and Animal health and welfare
10/2007   Elected member of International Commission on Trichinellosis (ICT)
02/2001   Member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
Prizes and awards
2004   First Prize in the area of Research in Applied Parasitology; awarded by Young Scientist Awards, European Federation of Parasitologists