Ingrid Papajová, doc. RNDr., PhD.


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



  • +421-55-633 14 11 – 13

ORCID: 0000-0002-2701-6905 4

Web of Science Researcher ID: AAN-5918-2020

Scopus Author ID: 7801462849

Scientific interests

  • parasitological examination of the environment within selected ecosystems for the presence of sanitary important endoparasitic germs;
  • monitoring the occurrence of endoparasitic infections, particularly on parasitic zoonoses in domestic animals as a possible source of environmental contamination
  • monitoring the prevalence of endoparasitic infections in inhabitants in selected ecosystems
  • sanitary aspects of parasitic soil contamination;
  • sanitation methods of environment contaminated by endoparasitic developmental stages;
  • physical and chemical analysis of wastes, biodegradation products and soil chemistry;
  • recycling of agricultural and municipal wastes;
  • waste treatments
Work experience
2011-2016   Deputy Director, Institute of the Parasitology of the SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2006 - present   Senior Researcher at the Institute of the Parasitology of the SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2002 - present   Head of the Department of Environmental and Plant Parasitology at the Institute of the Parasitology of the SAS, Košice, Slovakia
2000 - 2006   Researcher at the Institute of the Parasitology of the SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2014   Awarded degree of Associate Professor (Assoc. Prof.), University of Prešov, Prešov, Slovakia
2006   Qualification IIa (senior research worker)
2001   Awarded degree of Philosophiae doctor (PhD.), Comenius university in Bratislava, Slovakia
1999   Awarded degree of Doctorate of Natural Sciences (RNDr.), Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Slovakia
1997 - 2000   PhD. study at Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Department of Ecological Parasitology, Košice, Slovakia
1992-1997   University study at the Faculty of Science, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice, Košice, Slovakia; Degree Mgr. (equivalent of MSc.) awarded by the Faculty of Science, UPJŠ; specialization – Biology and Chemistry
Working stays abroad
March 2013   Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
May 1999   Working stay at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
    Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Parasitology SAS, Košice, Slovakia
    Member of the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Science, Department of Veterinary Medicine
    Member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology
    Member of the Slovak Academy of Sciences Committee on Environment
Prizes and awards
2013   Golden INCHEBA for the novel technologies for environmentally friendly disposal method of hazardous biological parasitic waste in wastewater treatment plants
2012   Prize for the Popularisation of Science, granted by the SAS
2011   The main Prize of the Ministry of Education, Sciences, Research and Sport SR Scientia Pro Futuro for supervising the best student project entitled: “Sandpits and soil in the Prešov region as a source of human larval toxocarosis” (Tibor Porubän, Gymnázium Sv. Mikuláša in Prešov)
2001   Štefan Schwarz fellowship holder (at the post-doc position)