Daniela Antolová, MVDr., PhD.


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


  • antolova( at )saske.sk


  • +421-55-633 14 11 – 13

ORCID: 0000-0002-9358-2163

Web of Science Researcher ID: AAF-6411-2020

Scopus Author ID: 6507630711

Scientific interests

  • geographical distribution, diagnostics, epidemiology and immunology of parasitozoonoses in men and domestic and free-living animals with peculiar emphasis on echinococcosis, toxocarosis, trichinellosis, dirofilariosis and neosporosis
  • experiences with immunological methods (ELISA, Western Blot) and molecular diagnostic methods (PCR)
  • experimental studies of influence of parasitic infections on immunity and reproduction of hosts
  • in vitro cultivation of parasites (Toxocara canis, Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum), preparation of antigens
  • statistical analysis of results.
Work experience    
2010-present   Senior researcher; Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2006-2010   Researcher; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2002-2005   Ph.D. student; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2001-2002   Veterinarian at small animal clinic
Education and training
2010   Qualification IIa (senior researcher)
2002-2005   Ph.D. study at the Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia;
Degree: Ph.D. awarded by the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences;
1995-2001   University study at the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice, Slovak Republic
Degree: D.V.M. - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1991-1995   Secondary Medical School;Košice, Slovakia
Working stays abroad
April 2015   WHO-Collaborating Centre for Prevention and Treatment of Human Echinococcosis University Hospital Besançon – Franche-Comte University, Besançon, France
September 2014   Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerpen, Belgium (Cystinet training School – Epidemiology)
April 2006   Department of Parasitology, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
November 2005   Department of Parasitology, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
April 2005   Department of Parasitology, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
November 2005   Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
June 2004   The Institute of Vertebrate Biology, The Czech Academy of Sciences, CzechRepublic
2016 - present   Member of International Commission for Trichinellosis
2015 - present   Member of EurEchino Database (European database on human AE)
2013 - present   Expert of European database EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)
April 2012-present   Member of the Board of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
2012 - present   Member of National expert scientific panel on biological hazards and food hygiene EFSA and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Prizes and awards

The Third place on the competition Young Researchers Award, granted by the SAS in 2011

The price for the best scientific work in 2009 in the competition of young scientists from the Resort of Agriculturen 2010

Štefan Schwarz foundation award intended for postdoctoral scientists for years 2007 – 2011