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Baska Ferenc


Dr. Baska Ferenc

Ph.D., candidate of sciences , Dipl. ECAAH
Department of Exotic Animal and Wildlife Medicine
Position: associate professor
+361 478 4140
+361 478 4100 / 8233
Rottenbiller street 80, Dept of Exotic Animal and Wildlife Med


I was born on October 18, 1960 in Pilisvörösvár. I started my studies at the University of Veterinary Medicine in 1978, where I graduated in 1983 with a “summa cum laude” qualification. After obtaining my doctorate in veterinary medicine, I also obtained a diploma in “applied zoology” at ELTE as part of the postgraduate training. I started my work as a veterinarian in 1983 at the Veterinary Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, then from 1999 I continued at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine of the SZIE Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where, in addition to my teaching, research and diagnostic work, I also taught “Fish Pathology” and several optional subjects. I provided it in Hungarian and English. In 1994, I obtained a candidate’s (CSc – later PhD) degree, and in 2000 I obtained my habilitation. In 2017, I joined the Department of Exotic Animals and Wildlife Health, which leads the fish diagnostics department, and I continue to teach my subjects in Hungarian, English and German.

From 2020, based on my internationally outstanding research results in the field of fish pathology, I was recognized as a de facto Diplomate member of the “European College of Aquatic Animal Health” (ECAAH).

In the graduate training, I deal with the continuous development of the teaching of subjects related to fish health protection (graduate and optional). From 1989, I also taught as an invited specialist at foreign universities, such as Dresden, Munich (LMU), Hanover (Ti-HO) in Germany, Vienna in Austria, Ben-Gurion in Israel, but I also taught in Iran and Uzbekistan. In addition to my mother tongue, I actively use English, German and Russian in my teaching and research work.

In the course of my work so far, I have published about 140 professional publications, several professional books or book chapters published at the domestic and international level. I received awards and honors in recognition of my publishing and educational activities.

Main research areas:

Fish pathology and fish parasitology studies


Treatment and prevention options in fish farming


1983 Veterinary doctor

1994 PhD degree (veterinary sciences)

1995 Diploma in applied zoology (ELTE)

2000 Habilitation

2020 Diplomate of the European Collage of Aquatic Animal Health

Professional organization membership

Committee Name Time Position

Diplomate European Collage of Aquatic Animal Health 2020- member

Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Veterinary Medicine 2004

Member of the Hungarian Society of Parasitologists 1983

Publication list (Top10):

1. Adamek Mikolaj , Baska Ferenc , Vincze Boglarka , Steinhagen Dieter Carp edema virus from three genogroups is present in common carp in Hungary JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES 41:(3) Paper 10.1111/jfd.12744. (2017)

2. Hornok S , Fedák A , Baska F , Basso W , Dencső L , Tóth G , Szeredi L , Abonyi T , Dénes B Vector-borne transmission of Besnoitia besnoiti by blood-sucking and secretophagous flies: epidemiological and clinicopathological implications PARASITES AND VECTORS 8: Paper 450. 6 p. (2015)

3. Baska F , Voronin V N , Eszterbauer E , Müller L , Marton Sz , Molnár K

Occurrence of two myxosporean species, Myxobolus hakyi sp. n. and Hoferellus pulvinatus sp. n., in Pangasianodon hypophthalmus fry imported from Thailand to Europe as ornamental fish PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH 105: pp. 1391-1398. (2009)

4. Molnár K , Ostoros GY , Baska F Cross-infection experiments confirm the host specificity of Goussia spp. (Eimeriidae: Apicomplexa) parasitizing cyprinid fish ACTA PROTOZOOLOGICA 44: pp. 43-49. (2005)

5. Sallo F , Eberhard ML , Fok E , Baska F , Hatvani I Zoonotic intravitreal Onchocerca in Hungary OPHTHALMOLOGY 112:(3) pp. 502-504. (2005)

6. Sures B , Thielen F , Baska F , Messerschmidt J , von Bohlen A The intestinal parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis as a sensitive accumulation indicator for the platinum group metals Pt, Pd, and Rh ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH 98:(1) pp. 83-88. (2005)

7. Thielen F , Zimmermann S , Baska F , Taraschewski H , Sures B The intestinal parasite Pomphorhynchus laevis (Acanthocephala) from barbel as a bioindicator for metal pollution in the Danube River near Budapest, Hungary ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 129:(3) pp. 421-429. (2004)

8. Egyed L, Baska F Histological lesions in vascular tissues of bovine herpesvirus type 4 infected rabbits VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY 91:(1) pp. 1-10. (2003)

9. Eszterbauer E , Székely Cs , Molnár K , Baska F Development of Myxobolus bramae (Myxosporea: Myxobolidae) in an oligochaete alternate host, Tubifex tubifex JOURNAL OF FISH DISEASES 23: pp. 19-25. (2000)

10. Baska F , Masoumian M Myxobolus molnari sp n and M-mokhayeri sp n (Myxosporea, Myxozoa) infecting a Mesopotamian fish, Capoeta trutta Heckel, 1843 ACTA PROTOZOOLOGICA 35:(2) pp. 151-156. (1998)