Managing Board

Managing Board

prof. RNDr. Silvia Pastoreková, DrSc.

Director of the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Science

Areas of scientific interest:

Principal investigator of 8 national and 9 international projects (4 projects of the EU Framework Programs)

Co-discoverer of the MN / CA9 gene and protein, currently the best biomarker of tumor hypoxia and a promising target for therapy, co-inventor of the US patent “MN Gene and Protein” No. 5,384,676 and related international patents.

The Study:

2011 – Prof., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Molecular Biology

2006 – Doc., University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice, specialization: Microbiology

2003 – DrSc., Institute of Experimental Oncology SAS, field: Oncology

1992 – Csc., Institute of Virology SAS, supervisor: Virology, supervisor RNDr. Jan Zavada, DrSc.

1985 – RNDr., Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: General Biology

Awards:

2010 – Academy of Education Award for the popularization of science

2009 – Slovak of the Year in the Science and Education category

2006 – Crystal Wing in the category Medicine and Science

2003 – SAS Award for scientific research

MUDr. Miroslav Vlček, Ph.D.

Deputy Director and Scientific Director of the Institute of Clinical and Translational Research BMC SAS

Areas of scientific interest:

Neuro-endocrino-immune interactions, sympathetic nervous system, rheumatic diseases, glucose metabolism and insulin resistance

2016 – present, Institute of Clinical and Translational Research, Biomedical Center of SAS, scientific director of ÚKTV BMC, independent researcher

2013 – present, Institute of Pathological Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Slovak University of Health

2009 – 2015, Molecular and Medical Center of SAS, researcher, director of MMC

2004 – 2015, Laboratory of Human Endocrinology, Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, SAS, internal postgraduate student, researcher

RNDr. Daniela Gašperíková, DrSc.

Scientific Director of the Institute of Experimental Endocrinology BMC SAS

Areas of scientific interest:

1. Study of monogenic determinants of insulin secretion and action

2. Study of monogenic obesity

3. Study of genetics of primary mitochondriopathies

4. Study of hereditary hearing disorders

The Study:

2015 – DrSc., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Genetics

2014 – RNDr., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Molecular Biology

1992 – Mgr., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, major: Biochemistry

Awards:

2018 – Science and Technology Award for Best Science and Technology Team of the Year

2012 – 2018 – Awards of the Committee of the Slovak Diabetes Society for best publications

2010 – Member of the above-average scientific team according to ARRA methodology

2009 – Rázus lecture awarded by the Slovak Diabetes Society

2007 – European Endocrinological Society Award for Best Poster

2003 – Guoth Prize of SLS Society for scientific and publishing activities

Mgr. Miroslav Chovanec, Ph.D.

scientific director of the Institute of Experimental Oncology BMC SAS

Areas of scientific interest:

DNA repair mechanisms, Prognostic markers in urogenital malignancies, Tumor cell response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy, Inhibition of DNA repair mechanisms in cancer therapy, Mechanisms of action of various selenium compounds

2016 – up to now, BMC SAS, independent researcher, head of grant projects and head of the working group, head of the Department of Genetics, scientific director of IEO BMC SAS

2011 – 2015, KRD molecular technologies, p. r. o., independent researcher, researcher of grant projects

2002 – 2015, Institute of Experimental Oncology SAS, Head of Grant Projects and Head of Working Group, Head of the Department of Genetics, Deputy Director

2000 – 2002, Genome Damage & Stability Center, Science Park Road, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RQ, UK, a postdoctoral fellow

1995 – 1999, Institute of Experimental Oncology SAS, researcher

The Study:

1998 – PhD., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Genetics

1992 – Mgr., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genetic Manipulation

Pedagogical Activities:

Participation in teaching the subject Selected Chapters in Genetics at the Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava
Participation in the teaching of the subject Mutagenesis at the Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava

Awards:

2013 – Award of the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic for science and technology in the category “Personality of science and technology”

2009 – Premium for three-year scientific response in the category of natural and medical sciences

2007 – Exceptional young personality of Slovakia

2002 – Young Researcher of the Year

MVDr. Juraj Kopáček, DrSc.

Scientific Director of the Institute of Virology BMC SAS

Areas of scientific interest:

Molecular biology of viruses and prions, regulatory mechanisms of gene transcription, physiological factors of viral infections and tumor progression

The Study:

2010 – DrSc., Institute of Virology SAS, branch: Virology branch of virology

1996 – CSc., the University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice, specialization: Virology, supervisor prof. Mgr. Jaromir Pastorek, DrSc.

1987 – MVDr., the University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice, specialization: Veterinary Medicine / Food Hygiene

Long-term stays abroad:

Institute of Animal Health, Compton, United Kingdom (6 months)

Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Japan (3 years)

University of Agronomy, Gembloux, Belgium (6 months)

Coordinator of 7 national projects (4 VEGA, 3 APVV), coordinator of several SF projects

Pedagogical activities:

2002 – present, teaching the subject of biochemical methods at KMV PRIF UK

2014 – 2015, supervisor of 4 Ph.D. students, Institute of Enzymology, Tokushima University, Japan

Awards:

2011 – Member of the team awarded by the Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport as the Science and Technology Team of the Year 2011

RNDr. Ján Gálik, CSc.

Scientific Director of the Institute of Neurobiology BMC SAS

Areas of scientific interest:

Use of electrophysiological methods in the examination of damaged nerve tissue.

Solver and co-solver of 7 national and 1 international projects

The Study:

1997 – Csc., Faculty of Science, University of Applied Sciences in Košice, specialization: General Biology, supervisor prof. MD. Jozef Marsala, DrSc.

1984 – RNDr., Faculty of Natural Sciences, UPJŠ in Košice, specialization: Biophysics and Chemical Physics

Awards:

2014 SAS Award for Popularization of Science (collective)
2012 SAS Award for Popularization of Science (individual)

Mgr. Jozef Ukropec, DrSc.

Scientific Secretary, Head of Department of Metabolic Disorders Research – Obesity, Institute of Experimental Endocrinology BMC SAS

Areas of scientific interest:

Responsible investigator of 4 national and 3 international projects.

Co-discoverer of thermogenesis mechanisms in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle, which have the potential to affect the human energy metabolism and to alleviate the pathophysiological manifestations of obesity, especially when combined with regular exercise.

The study:

2016 – DrSc., Institute of Experimental Endocrinology SAS, specialization: Normal and Pathological Physiology

2001 – PhD., Institute of Experimental Endocrinology SAS, specialization: Animal Physiology, supervisor Ing. Elena Sebekova, DrSc.,

1997 – Mgr., Faculty of Pharmacy, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Pharmacy

Awards:

2011 – Prize of prof. Rázus, for an important contribution to the knowledge in the field of obesity and metabolic disease research (awarded by the Slovak Diabetes Society)

2006 – Prize of prof. Šonka, awarded to scientists under the age of 35, for a significant contribution to research into obesity and cardiovascular disease (awarded by the Czech Obesitological Society)

Mgr. Marián Grman, Ph.D.

Scientific Secretary

Areas of scientific interest:

Chemical interaction and cellular signaling of reactive forms of sulfur, nitrogen, and oxygen, absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, electrophysiology of mitochondrial chloride channels

Responsible investigator of 1 national project VEGA and 3 grants of Comenius University

2017 – IIa Senior Researcher, Slovak Academy of Sciences

The study:

2014 – PhD., Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, specialization: Biophysics, supervisor: RNDr. Karol Ondriaš

2010 – Mgr., Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: Biomedical Physics

Foreign stays:

2016 – 2019 Holder of the support fund Štefan Schwarz for the creation of postdoctoral positions in the SAS

04-05 / 2013 research stay at COST STSM Peter Nagy, Ph.D. at the Department of Molecular Toxicology and Immunology of the National Cancer Institute in Budapest, Hungary

RNDr. Boris Klempa, DrSc.

Chair of the Scientific Board

 

JUDr. Iveta Šárniková

Head of the Legal Department

Work Experience:

1990 – present, Institute of Virology SAS – BMC SAS

Head of the Secretariat
Head of the Legal-Organizational Section

1982 – 1990, MÚ Ružomberok, SHMI, WRI

performed jobs:

  • Lawyer
  • Head of the Director ‘s Secretariat
  • Head of Internal Control

Schools attended:

1983 – JUDr., State rigorous exam, specialization: Law

1982 – graduation, Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava

Mgr. Hana Krasoňová

Head of the Economic Administration

Work Experience:
2011 – present, Institute of Virology BMC SAS and BMC SAS

Head of Economic Administration

performed jobs:

  • conducting economic and financial activities
  • economic analysis
  • budget planning and monitoring
  • creation of balance sheets for wages, assets, accounting, cashless payments
  • drawing projects, cash register, material, and technical supplies, warehouse
  • Procurement

2003 – 2011, Institute of Virology SAS

Officer

performed jobs:

  • asset management
  • payroll
  • SF projects
  • Procurement

1992-2003, IF spol. s r.o., Bratislava

Officer

performed job:

  • Foreign Trade

Schools attended:
2011 – Mgr., University of Economics and Management of Public Administration in Bratislava, specialization: Public Administration, Area: Management, Marketing, Finance and Currency

Ing. Jana Blahová, Ph.D.

Head of the Projects Administration

Work Experience:

06/2017 – present, BMC SAS

Head of the Projects Administration

12/2001 – 06/2017 Agency for Research and Development (APVV) in Bratislava

Positions:

  • Management of the Project Financial Management and Control Department
  • Head of the Program Department
  • Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities project manager

09/1991 – 12/2001, Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine (ÚPKM) in Bratislava

independent researcher in the field of microbiology

Schools attended:

12/1997 – Study stay, Fogarty Scholar – University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA, Department: Environmental and Occupational Health Studies

Clinical Microbiology Laboratory
1995 – PhD., Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava, specialization: microbiology

1991 – Ing., Faculty of Chemical Technology, the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, specialization: food chemistry

Kornel Dobročka

Head of the Technical Support and Operations Department

Work Experience:

2004 – present, Institute of Virology SAS – BMC SAS

Head of Technical Department

1992 – 2004, Faculty of Science, Comenius University in Bratislava

IT specialist

1984 – 1992, DPMB Bratislava

Schools attended:

1986 – 1988 – postgraduate education – Secondary School of Electrical Engineering, Bratislava