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Szekeres Sándor

biologist, PhD
Department of Parasitology and Zoology
Position: senior lecturer
06 (1) 478-4163
Building A I. Floor


Dr. Sándor Szekeres obtained his PhD degree in 2018 at the Doctoral School of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Veterinary Medicine. After his graduation, he started working at the Department of Parasitology and Zoology of the University of Veterinary Medicine in September 2018, and in addition to teaching, he also plays a major role in the department’s research activities. In the last year, he started his own research, focusing on parasitic mites and flies in addition to ticks. In the last four years, he has participated extensively in various researches. Starting from the epidemiological situation of urban hedgehogs and their parasites (including viruses), through the epidemiological and phylogenetic situation of foreign ticks, he also researched the topic of parasitic protozoans spread by other vectors (fleas and blood-sucking bayonet barn flies) and birds. During the research, he gained a lot of experience in collecting tissue samples (dissection), processing the samples (DNA extraction, adapting new protocols, phylogenetic studies) and evaluating them. He is also a member of several domestic and international research collaborations. In recognition of his excellent scientific work in his field, he was awarded the Jermy Tibor Award in 2021.

Main research areas:

  • Urban ecology, epidemiology of parasites and their pathogens, arthropod ectoparasites (ticks, files)


2019- scientific associate

2020-university assistant professor

Professional organization membership

Number of thesis/TDK students to date:


PhD students

Publication list (Top10)


1. Jahfari, S; Coipan, EC ; Fonville, M ; Docters, van Leeuwen A ; Hengeveld, PD ; Heylen, D ; Heyman, P ; van Maanen, C ; Butler, CM ; Földvári, G et al. Circulation of four Anaplasma phagocytophilum ecotypes in Europe PARASITES AND VECTORS 7 : 1 Paper: 365 , 11 p. (2014)
2. Földvári, G ; Siroky, P ; Majoros, G ; Sekeres, S ; Sprong, H Dermacentor reticulatus: a vector on the rise PARASITES AND VECTORS 9 Paper: 314 , 29 p. (2016)
3. Földvári, G ; Jahfari, S ; Thrush, K ; Sekeres, S ; Jablonszky, M ; Majoros, G ; Tóth, M ; Molnár, V ; Coipan, E C ; Sprong, H Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in urban hedgehogs EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES 20 : 3 pp. 496-498. , 3 p. (2014)
4. Szekeres, S; Coipan, EC ; Thrush, K ; Majoros, G ; Jahfari, S ; Sprong, H ; Földvári, G: Eco-epidemiology of Borrelia miyamotoi and Lyme borreliosis spirochetes in a popular hunting and recreational forest area in Hungary PARASITES AND VECTORS 8 p. 1 Paper: 309, 8 p. (2015)
5. Szekeres, S; Coipan, EC ; Thrush, K ; Majoros, G ; Jahfari, S ; Sprong, H ; Földvári, G: Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in natural rodent and tick communities in Southern Hungary TICKS AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES 6 : 2 pp. 111-116. , 6 p.m. (2015)
6. Szekeres, S; Docters, van Leeuwen A ; Thrush, K ; Jablonszky, M ; Majoros, G ; Sprong, H ; Földvári, G: Prevalence and diversity of human pathogenic rickettsiae in urban versus rural habitats, Hungary EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED ACAROLOGY 68 : 2 pp. 223-226. , 4 p. (2016)
7. Szekeres, S; Lügner, J ; Fingerle, V ; Margos, G ; Földvári, G: Prevalence of Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in questing ticks from a recreational coniferous forest of East Saxony, Germany TICKS AND TICK-BORNE DISEASES 8 : 6 pp. 922-927. , 6 p.m. (2017)
8. Sándor, AD ; Földvári, M ; Krawczyk, AI ; Sprong, H ; Corduneanu, A ; Barti, L ; Görföl, T ; Estók, P ; Kováts, D ; Szekeres, S et al. Eco-epidemiology of Novel Bartonella Genotypes from Parasitic Flies of Insectivorous Bats. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY 76 : 4 pp. 1076-1088. , 13 p. (2018)
9. Vilisics, Ferenc ; Szekeres, Sándor ; Hornung, Erzsébet: Size dependent differences in litter consumption of isopods: preliminary results ZOOKEYS 176 pp. 247-259. Paper: PMCID: PMC3335418, 13 p. (2012)
10. Reuter, G; Boros, Á ; Földvári, G ; Sekeres, S ; Mátics, R ; Kapusinszky, B ; Delwart, E ; Pankovics, P: Dicipivirus (family Picornaviridae) in wild Northern white-breasted hedgehog (Erinaceus roumanicus) ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY 163 : 1 pp. 175-181. , 7 p.m. (2018)