Branislav Peťko, doc. MVDr., DrSc.

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

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Phone

  • +421-55-633 14 11 – 13

Scientific interests

  • ecology, epidemiology and epizootiology of ticks and tick-borne diseases, mainly tick-borne encephalitis, Lyme borreliosis, granulocytic anaplasmosis, babesiosis and others;
  • impact of global climatic, economic and social changes on ticks distribution in Slovakia and Europe;
  • biochemical and biophysical approaches in ecology of ticks research;
  • research of new methods of control and tick prevention of human
Work experience
April 1989-present   Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia; 1989-1998 research worker; 1998-2007 senior research worker (IIa); 2007-present leading research worker (I.); Nov. 2007-Jan. 2015 Director of Institute;
September 1978-March 1989   Research worker; Military Veterinary Institute, Košice, Slovakia; 1978-1981 Dept. of Microbiology and Pathology; 1981-1985 Dept. of Environment; 1986-1989 Dept. of Airport Biological Protection;
September 1997-August 1978   Compulsory military service, military veterinary surgeon;
March 1977-August 1977   Study staying; Helminthological Institute (now Institute of Parasitology) SAS, Košice, Slovakia;
Education and training
2012   Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) awarded by The State Commission for Scientific Degrees, SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia,
Specialization - Parasitology
2007   Leading research worker I., awarded by The State Commission for Scientific Degrees, SAS, Slovakia;
2006   Associate Professor (Doc.), awarded by the University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice, Slovakia;
1998   Qualification IIa (senior research worker);
1991   Attestation 1st Degree, awarded by The Institute of Postgraduate Education of Veterinary Surgeons in Košice, Slovakia;
1981-1988   Ph.D. external study at Helminthological Institute SAS, Košice, Slovakia; Degree C.Sc. (equivalent of Ph.D.) awarded by the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences; Specialization – Invasive Diseases;
1971-1977   University stay at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice, Slovakia; 1977 Degree D. V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine);
1968-1971   Secondary school: The Grammar School , Kežmarok, Slovakia;
Working stays abroad
October 1992   Tropen Medicine and Parasitology Institute of the University of Munich, Germany, serological diagnostic   methods of Lyme diseases;
September 1994   Pettenkofer Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the University of Munich, Germany;
1994 - 2012   Five short stays ( 5 – 7 days) in the Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
1998 - 2010   Three short stays (5-7 days) in the W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Warszaw, Poland;
Memberships
2016-present   Slovak Academy of Sciences
Member of the Scientific Council of the Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovak Republic;
2014-2015   Chief-editor of the international journal “Helminthologia”, Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovak Republic;
2002-2007   Member of the Scientific Council of the Slovak Academy of Sciences;
    Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice;
2001-present   Member of the Committee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Popularisation of Sciences and Public Relations, 2006-2008 head, 2015-present deputy;
1998-2007   Member of the Committee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Dislocations;
    Member of the Committee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Ethics;
    Head of the Committee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Environment;
    Presidium of   the Slovak Academy of Sciences, member;
1998-2000   Head of the Sub-Committee of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Accreditation of Institutes of Medical Sciences, head;
1989-present   Member of the Board of the Slovak Society of Parasitology, 2008-2012 head;
1982-1988   Member of the Scientific Board of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences for Basic Research of Biological Sciences;
2014-present   Others scientific boards and committees of Slovak Republic
Member of the Evaulating Commettee of the Association for youth, sciences and technology - AMAVET for Scientific project of the secondary schools students;
2012-present   Member of the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Nitra;
2006-present   Member of the Scientific Council for Biological and Ecological Sciences;
    Member of the Ph.D. Study Committee, study section 6.3.11 Welfare of Animals and Environment at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice;
    Member of the Ph.D. Study Committee, study section 6.3.7 Infectious and Invasive Diseases of Animals at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice;
2002-2007   Committee of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic for Biodiversity Protection, member;
2001-2005   Member of the Scientific Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and Slovak Academy of Sciences for Agricultural;
2000-2004   Member of the Ph.D. Study Committee, study section 4.2.14 Parasitology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia;
1990-1998   Member of the Ph.D. Study Committee, study section 43-07-9 Invasive Diseases at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Košice;
1996-1998   Member of the Commettee for Building and Environment of the Košice Municipality;
1995-present   Member of the Society for Microbiology and Epidemiology of the Slovak Medical Society;
1989-present   Member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology, 2008-2012 head;
2006-2008   International scientific boards and committees
Alpha Galileo Foundation Advisory Council, contact person of SAS;
2004-2010   Slovak Bioethics Commettee of the UNESCO, member;
2003-2008   European Science Foundation – Standing committee EuroSCOPE, Senior Research Manager;
2003-2004   European Science Foundation – Standing committee EuroDIVERSITY, Senior Research manager;
2000-2001   Advisory Panel on Security-Related Civil Science and Technology of the NATO Scientific Programme, member;
2000-2002   Expert Advisory Group for Key Action 5 “Sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry” of the Fifth Framework Programme of the European Commission, member;
2000-present   International Editorial Board of the journal Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, Poland, member;
Prizes and awards
2015   Gold Sickle, Award of the Minister of Agricultural of the Slovak Republic on International Fair AGROCOMPLEX Nitra, Slovak Republic for an exhibit “Parasites in towns: research, new knowledges, control”;
2015, 2013, 2012, 2008   Gold INCHEBA, Award of the Expo Incheba Bratislava on an Exhibition SLOVMEDICA;
2014   Commemorative medal “MILSET Expo-Sciences International Abu Dabi 2013” awarded by the Foreign Commettee of AMAVET on the Festival of Sciences 2014, Bratislava, Slovak Republic;
    Diploma for leading of the winning student´s scientific work on the XXI National Festival of the Academic V. I. Vernadski awarded by the Russian Academy of Sciences;
2013   Medal of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Development of Biological Sciences;
2011, 2008   Price of the Slovak Academy of Sciences for Popularisation of Science;
2008   Certificate of the Outstanding Poster awarded by the VI International Conference on Ticks and Tick-borne Pathogens, Buenos Aires, Argentina;
    Price of the Major of Košice City for Development of Sciences and Education;
2006   Medal of Doctor Stanislav Prowazek, awarded by the Slovak Society of Clinic Microbiology of the Slovak Medical Society;
2003   Medal of Professor Ján Hovorka, awarded by the Slovak Parasitological Society;