Katarína Reiterová, Ing., DrSc.

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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  

  • immunology, serological and molecular diagnostics of medical and veterinary important parasites, their epidemiology and control
  • determination of the occurrence and spreading of intracellular protozoan parasites in Slovakia, above all Toxoplasma gondii (Protist, Apicomlexa) – parasite of all warm-blood animals with zoonotic potential and Neospora caninum (Protist, Apicomlexa) – serious parasite of dogs and canine carnivores as definitive hosts; as well as domestic and wildlife ruminants, omnivores, small rodents and birds as intermediate host
  • in vitro cultivation of alive isolates from seropositive animals as source for own antigen’s preparation
  • preparation and standardization of commercially unavailable specific antigens for diagnostic of helminthozoonoses (Echinococcus spp., Trichinella spp., Toxocara canis)
Work experience
2011 - present   Research professor; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
1997-2011   Senior researcher; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
1990-1997   Researcher; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1984-1990   Research assistant; Helminthological Institute (later Institute of Parasitology), SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1981-1984   Ph.D. student; Helminthological Institute, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1975-1980   Assistant  1st grade and research fellowship; Helminthological Institute, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2011   Degree D.Sc. (Doctor of Biological Sciences; equivalent research professor) awarded by the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava
1997   Qualification IIa (senior researcher)
1981-1984   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/immunology
1975-1981   Assistant and research student at the Helminthological Institute (later Institute of Parasitology), SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1969-1974   University study at the Chemical Faculty of Slovak Technical University in Bratislava; Degree Ing. (Dipl. Engineer of chemistry); specialization – Microbiology and Biochemistry /food chemistry
1967-1969   Secondary school; Grammar School , Fiľakovo, Slovakia
Working stays abroad
2004-present annually
short visits
  W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
June 2005   Ege University, Medical Faculty, Department of Parasitology, Izmir, Turkey
April 2005   Institute of Parasitology; Univerzity Hohenheim, Stuttgard, Germany
October 2004   Department of Parasitology, Instituto Superiore di Sanita, Roma, ITALY
September 1998, May 1999 and
short visits during 2003, 2004, 2005
  Clinical Institute of Hygiene-Medical University of Vienna, Department of Medical Parasitology, Austria
July 1992   Institute of Parasitology, University of Zürich, Switzerland
July 1990   Department of Zoology, University of Veterinary Sciences Budapest, Hungary
1987, 1989   Skrijabin’s Institute of Helminthology of Russian Agricultural Academy, Moscow, RUSSIA
  Memberships
2008-present   Member of the Open Veterinary Science Journal (Bentham Science Publishers, Ltd.
1990-present   Member of the Slovak Society for Parasitology
Prizes and awards
2011   Medal of prof. Hovorka