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Farkas Róbert


Dr. Farkas Róbert

PhD, Dipl. EVPC, DSc
Aujeszky Aladár Doctoral Programe of Theoretical Veterinary Sciences
Position: AA-DS Head of the School
Department of Parasitology and Zoology
Position: program manager of Aladár Aujeszky Theo. Doctoral School of Veterinary Science
Doctoral Habilitation Council
Position: member
Scientific and Innovation Committee
Position: member
Position: senator
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Dr. Róbert Farkas has been working at the Department of Parasitology and Zoology of ÁTE since 1982, of which he was the head of the department between 2001 and 2018. He teaches parasitology and bee health, as well as two optional subjects, in Hungarian and English. Continually contributes to veterinary and other professional training. From 2012 to 2016, dean of education and was vice chancellor. He established professional relationships with several domestic and international research centers and participated in domestic and international research. The number of his scientific publications is 225. He contributed to the writing of 17 book chapters in English and 2 in Hungarian. Between 2003 and 2006, he received a Széchenyi scholarship. The veterinarian is a diplomat of the European College of Parasitologists. His professional work was recognized with the commemorative medal of the Society of Hungarian Parasitologists in 2007, the Sándor Tolnai Award in 2012, and the Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit in 2017.

Main research area:

Occurrence of pathogens transmitted by external parasites of veterinary importance, parasitic diseases of farm and companion animals.


1976 – doctor of veterinary medicine

1992 – candidate

1998 – habilitation

2013 – MTA PhD

Professional organization membership

Committee name Time Rank
Accreditation and Quality Committee President
Scientific Decision Committee  Member
Doctoral School Council  Member
The Veterinary Science Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences  Member
Animal Health Judicial Expert Panel  Member
Hungarian Society of Parasitologists President


Number of thesis/TDK students to date: 82


Földvári Gábor

Tánczos Balázs

Bozó Csaba

Tóth Mariann

Dr. Becker Zsolt

Krikó Eszter


Publication list (Top10)


1. Far, Dima ; Takács, NóraGyurkovszky, MónikaSolymosi, Norbert ; Farkas, Róbert,   Ticks and Tick-Borne Infections of Dogs in Two Jordanian Shelters.    VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES 21 : 8 pp. 573-578. 6 p. (2021)
2. Fuehrer, Hans-Peter ; Morelli, Simone ; Unterköfler, Maria Sophia ; Bajer, Anna ; Bakran-Lebl, Karin ; Dwużnik-Szarek, Dorota ; Farkas, Róbert; Grandi, Giulio ; Heddergott, Mike ; Jokelainen, Pikka et al.: Dirofilaria spp. and Angiostrongylus vasorum: Current Risk of Spreading in Central and Northern Europe. PATHOGENS 10: 10 p. 1268 (2021)
3. Tuska-Szalay, BarbaraVizi, Zsuzsanna; Hofmann-Lehmann, Regina ; Vajdovich, Péter ; Takács, Nóra ; Meli, Marina L. ; Farkas, Róbert ; Stummer-Knyihár, Viktória ; Jerzsele, Ákos ; Kontschán, Jenő et al. Babesia gibsoni emerging with high prevalence and co-infections in “fighting dogs” in Hungary. TRENT RESEARCH IN PARASITOLOGY & VECTOR-BORNE DISEASES p.100048 (2021)
4. Becskei, Csilla ; Fias, Daphne ; Mahabir, Sean P. ; Farkas, Robert. Efficacy of a novel oral chewable tablet containing sarolaner, moxidectin and pyrantel (Simparica Trio™) against natural flea and tick infestations on dogs presented as veterinary patients in EuropePARASITES AND VECTORS 13: 1 p. 72 (2020)
5. Becskei, Csilla ; Kryda, Kristina ; Fias, Daphne ; Follis, Stacey L. ; Wozniakiewicz, Magda ; Mahabir, Sean P. ; Farkas, Robert. Field efficacy and safety of a novel oral chewable tablet containing sarolaner, moxidectin and pyrantel (Simparica Trio™) against naturally acquired gastrointestinal nematode infections in dogs presented as veterinary patients in Europe and the USA     PARASITES AND VECTORS 13: 1 p. 70 (2020)
6. Farkas, Róbert; Mag, Viktória ; Gyurkovszky, MónikaTakács, Nóra ; Vörös, Károly ; Solymosi, Norbert. The current situation of canine dirofilariosis in Hungary.  PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH 119 pp. 129-135, 7 p. (2020)
7. Hornok, Sándor; Kováts, Dávid ; Horváth, Gábor ; Kontschán, JenőFarkas, Róbert:  Checklist of the hard tick (Acari: Ixodidae) fauna of Hungary with emphasis on host-associations and the emergence of Rhipicephalus sanguineus   EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY 80: 3 pp. 311-328, 18 p. (2020)
8. Mifsud, Marta ; Takacs, NoraGyurkovszky, MonikaSolymosi, Norbert ; Farkas, Robert :   Detection of Flea-Borne Pathogens from Cats and Fleas in a Maltese Shelter  VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES 20: 7 pp. 529-534, 6 p. (2020)
9. Farkas, Róbert; Ambrusics, Petra ; Gyurkovszky, Mónika. Juhok haemonchosisa: Irodalmi összefoglaló  MAGYAR ÁLLATORVOSOK LAPJA 141 : 4 pp. 219-226, 8 p. (2019)
10. Kiszely, Sára ; Gyurkovszky, MónikaSolymosi, NorbertFarkas, Róbert. Survey of lungworm infection of domestic cats in Hungary   ACTA VETERINARIA HUNGARICA 67 : 3 pp. 407-417, 11 p. (2019)