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Gáspárdy András


Dr. Gáspárdy András

Ph.D., teacher with habilitation
Animal Breeding, Nutrition and Laboratory Animal Science Department
Position: head of department, associate professor
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Position: head of department, associate professor
+361 478 4120
+361 478 4100 / 8615
+361 478 4124
Building J III. Floor 301.




Colleague of the institute: from 1994

Head of Division for Laboratory Animal Science: 2000-2004

Head of Division for Genetics and Animal Breeding: from 2013

Head of Department: from 2015

EDUCATION: agricultural engineer, Gödöllő Agricultural University, Gödöllő (1988; The advantage of modified sex-ratio in cattle breeding)


SCIENTIFIC DEGREE: Doctor universitatis (dr. agr. univ.), Gödöllő Agricultural University, Gödöllő (1991/1992; Comparative study of SMR and Hungarofries cattle), Doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.), Gödöllő Agricultural University, Gödöllő (1995/1997; Influence of several factors on lifetime performance in dairy cows), Habilitatea doctoris (Dr. habil.), Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Budapest (2004)


DISCIPLINES (lectures and labs in Hungarian, English and German languages): veterinary genetics (population genetics), animal breeding (horse, cattle, pig, sheep), laboratory animal science (genetic standardization), cattle breeding, elective course (in Hungarian), extreme animals, elective course (in Hungarian and German), incubation of poultry eggs, elective course (in Hungarian, English and German


RESEARCH FIELDS: evaluation of the lifetime performance of cattle, of animal types, of reproductive features, and of endangered rare livestock breeds



Editor-in-Chief: Danubian Animal Genetic Resources (HU ISSN: 2498-5910, from foundation 2016)


OTHER ACTIVITIES: Discipline (lecturer in post-gradual training and doctoral (Ph.D.) course, in Hungarian language): laboratory animal science


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: Hungarian Academy of Science (Magyar Tudományos Akadémia): public board member (from 1997), Dr. Terdik József Foundation: member of the prize awarding committee (1996-2009), Hungarian Association of Sheep and Goat Breeders (MJKSZ): breeder member (from 1995), delegated member (2004-2008), committee member for native breeds (from 2007), leader of Tsigai breed group (from 2013), Society for Laboratory Animal Science: member (from 2003), Committee for History of Animal Husbandry: member (from 2004) and president (from 2016), Doctoral Scool in Multidiscipline Agricultural Science, Veszprém University: external member (from 2002), Doctoral Scool in Veterinary Science, University of Veterinary Medicine: internal member (from 2006), Jury for Scientific Student Conference, University of Veterinary Medicine: member (from 2007), Committee for Genetic Resources of Indigenous Animals, Ministry of Rural Development: member (from 2008), Dr. Ballásch Alajos Foundation, member of the prize awarding committee: (2011-2013), DAGENE – Danubian Countries Alliance for Conservation in Animal Species, member (from 1998), secretary (from 2010), president (from 2018), SAVE – Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe: member of Board of Directors (from 2009)


FOREIGN STUDY TOURS: Austria (1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017); Bulgaria (1988); Czech Republic (1995, 2009); Denmark (1993); Finland (2004); Croatia (1994, 2009, 2014, 2017, 2018); Israel (1997); Germany (1989, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2010, 2016); Northern Ireland (2016); Norway (1996); Poland (2015); Romania (1997, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019); Scotland (1994); Switzerland (1999, 2012); Slovakia (1998, 2019); Slovenia (1995, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2015, 2016), Serbia (2011, 2016)