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Balka Gyula

Name

Dr. Balka Gyula

Degree
Ph.D.
Department
Department of Pathology
Position: associate professor
Department
Hungarian Veterinary Journal
Position: editor-in-chief
Phone
+361 478 4178
Extension
+361 478 4100 / 8383
Location
Building E/2., 1st floor right

Introduction

I received my veterinary degree in 2003 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the then Szent István University. After that, under the supervision of Prof. Miklós Rusvai, I worked as a PhD student from September 2004, then as a clinical veterinarian from 2007, then as an assistant professor, and currently as an associate professor at the Department of Pathology of the University of Veterinary Medicine, where from the beginning I actively participated in diagnostic work, teaching, and in research. Currently, I give pathology, plenary and histopathology exercises as well as lectures in Hungarian and English for third- and fourth-year students.

Main research areas:

  • Diagnosis of PRRS, examination and modeling of lung changes that develop during infection, or the role of the maternal/fetal placenta in the transplacental spread of the virus and the characterization of the changes that develop there
  • Investigation of the prevalence of atypical swine plague virus, swine parainfluenza virus 1, swine circovirus type 3 and individual parvoviruses in Hungary, the dynamics of infections within the herd and the characterization of the lesions developed in the affected animals
  • So-called application of third-generation (Nanopore) sequencing methods in the molecular diagnostics of viral diseases in pigs
  • Development of a rapid diagnostic system based on the principle of surface plasmon resonance for the detection of certain viral diseases in pigs
  • Antituberculosis drugs targeted with new methods, or the development of vaccines, the histopathological background of their testing in animal models
  • Examination of the changes that develop during COVID-19 in a hamster model, as well as drug development against COVID-19

Progress:

Graduation: Czuczor Gergely Bencés High School, Győr, 1998

Higher education:

SZIE ÁOTK – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 2003, 30/2003

SZIE ÁOTK – Advanced Wildlife Management Training, 2003

Scientific progress:

SZIE ÁOTK – PhD, 2009, 5/2009

SZIE ÁOTK – Habilitation, 1/2016

Továbbképzések:  

ÁTE Sertés-egészségügyi szakállatorvos (2017) 

Professional organization membership

Committee name Time  Rank
Hungarian Swine Health Society 2018–  member of the conference organizing committee
European Society for Pig Health (EAPHM) 2016–  member
American Association of Swine Health Veterinarians (AASV) 2016–  member

 

Number of thesis/TDK students to date: 8

PhD-student name Year of graduation
Szilasi Anna  Year of successful protection: 2021
Dénes Lilla  protection expected: 2022
Igriczi Barbara  protection expected: 2024
Horváth Dávid Géza  protection expected: 2024

Publication list (Top10) in chronological order

MTMT:   

1.

Denes, L ; Horvath, DG* ; Duran, O ; Ratkhjen, PH ; Kraft, C ; Acs, B ; Szasz, AM ; Rumenapf, T ; Papp, M ; Ladinig, A ; Balka, G

In Situ Hybridization of PRRSV-1 Combined with Digital Image Analysis in Lung Tissues of Pigs Challenged with PRRSV-1 

VETERINARY SCIENCES 8 : 10 Paper: 235 , 11 p. (2021) 

2.

Denes, L ; Ruedas-Torres, I ; Szilasi, A ; Balka, G

Detection and localization of atypical porcine pestivirus in the testicles of naturally infected, congenital tremor affected piglets 

TRANSBOUNDARY AND EMERGING DISEASES Paper: DOI10.1111/tbed.14355 (2021) 

3.

Horváti, Kata ; Fodor, Kinga ; Pályi, Bernadett ; Henczkó, Judit ; Balka, Gyula ; Gyulai, Gergő ; Kiss, Éva ; Biri-Kovács, Beáta ; Senoner, Zsuzsanna ; Bősze, Szilvia

Novel Assay Platform to Evaluate Intracellular Killing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: In Vitro and In Vivo Validation 

FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY 12 (2021) 

4.

Kreutzmann, H ; Duerlinger, S ; Knecht, C ; Koch, M ; Cabana, M ; Torrent, G ; Balasch, M ; Taylor, LP ; Balka, G ; Gerner, W et al.

Efficacy of a Modified Live Virus Vaccine against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus 1 (PRRSV-1) Administered to 1-Day-Old Piglets in Front of Heterologous PRRSV-1 Challenge 

PATHOGENS 10 : 10 p. 1342 (2021) 

5.

Dénes, Lilla ; Cságola, Attila ; Schönhardt, Kitti ; Halas, Máté ; Solymosi, Norbert ; Balka, Gyula

First report of porcine parainfluenza virus 1 (species Porcine respirovirus 1) in Europe 

TRANSBOUNDARY AND EMERGING DISEASES 00 Paper: tbed.13869 (2020) 

6.

Szilasi, Anna ; Denes, Lilla ; Jakab, Csaba ; Erdelyi, Ildiko ; Resende, Talita ; Vannucci, Fabio ; Csomor, Judit ; Mandoki, Mira ; Balka, Gyula

In situ hybridization of feline leukemia virus in a primary neural B-cell lymphoma 

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION 32 : 3 pp. 454-457. , 4 p. (2020) 

7.

Horváti, Kata ; Pályi, Bernadett ; Henczkó, Judit ; Balka, Gyula ; Szabó, Eleonóra ; Farkas, Viktor ; Biri-Kovács, Beáta ; Szeder, Bálint ; Fodor, Kinga

A Convenient Synthetic Method to Improve Immunogenicity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Related T-Cell Epitope Peptides 

VACCINES (BASEL) 7 : 3 p. 101 (2019) 

8.

Novosel, Dinko ; Tuboly, Tamas ; Balka, Gyula ; Szeredi, Levente ; Lojkic, Ivana ; Jungic, Andreja ; Acinger-Rogic, Zaklin ; Ait-Ali, Tahar ; Csagola, Attila

Evidence of CPV2c introgression into Croatia and novel insights into phylogeny and cell tropism 

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 9 : 1 Paper: 16909 (2019) 

9.

Balka, G ; Podgorska, K ; Brar, MS ; Balint, A ; Cadar, D ; Celer, V ; Denes, L ; Dirbakova, Z ; Jedryczko, A ; Marton, L et al.

Genetic diversity of PRRSV 1 in Central Eastern Europe in 1994-2014: origin and evolution of the virus in the region 

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 8 Paper: 7811 (2018) 

10.

Dénes, Lilla ; Biksi, Imre ; Albert, Mihály ; Szeredi, Levente ; G Knapp, Dániel ; Szilasi, Anna ; Bálint, Ádám ; Balka, Gyula

Detection and phylogenetic characterization of atypical porcine pestivirus strains in Hungary 

TRANSBOUNDARY AND EMERGING DISEASES 65 : 6 pp. 2039-2042. , 4 p. (2018)