Marek Renčo, Ing., PhD.


  • Institute of Parasitology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Hlinkova 3 / Puškinova 6, 04001 Košice, Slovakia


  • renco( at )


  • +421-55-622 27 87

ORCID: 0000-0001-9771-4189

Web of Science Researcher ID: AAC-2551-2019

Scopus Author ID: 6603649627

Scientific interests

  • soil free-living and plant parasitic nematodes, soil nematode taxonomy, systematic and identification
  • plant nematology, plant protection, natural and biological control methods against plant parasitic nematodes
  • ecology of soil nematodes, ecosystem ecology, soil nematode community analysis, soil nematodes as ecosystem bioindicators
  • nematode species diversity, natural and anthropogenic ecosystem disturbances, statistical analysis
Work experience
2008-present   senior researcher; Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Košice, Slovakia
2002-2008   researcher; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
1998-2002   PhD student; Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia
Education and training
2008   Qualification IIa (senior research worker)
1998-2002   PhD study at the Institute of Parasitology, SAS, Košice, Slovakia;
awarded by the Presidium of the Slovak Academy of Sciences;
Specialization – Plant Nematology
1993-1998   university study at the Faculty of Agronomy, Univerzity of Agriculture, Nitra, Slovakia;
Degree Ing, awarded by the University of Agriculture in Nitra;
Specialization – Agronomy, Zoology
1983-1987   secondary school; Agricultural school , Levice, Slovakia
Working Stays Abroad
April 2000   Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre CAS, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
November 2005
October 2007
September 2009
September 2010
September 2011
July 2012
  Instituto per la Protezione delle Piante, sezione di Bari – CNR, Bari, ITALY
May 2012
May 2013
  Crop Research Institute, Praha-Ruzyně, Czech Republic
    Member of the Slovak Society of Parasitology