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Zenke Petra

Name

Dr. Zenke Petra

Degree
Ph.D., Habilitation
Department
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Position: Senior Research Fellow
Phone
+3614784100/8612
Extension
8612
Location
Building J/III. 313.

Biography:

Education: Bethlen Gábor High School in Hódmezővásárhely (biology-chemistry major), ELTE TTK Biology Department (molecular biology major), four years of forensic expert training (National Expert and Research Center, Genetic Expertise Department).

Since 2008, I have been working as a university employee (researcher) at the Institute of Animal Breeding, Nutrition, and Laboratory Animal Science. In undergraduate training, I take part in the teaching of Veterinary Genetics and Animal Breeding (in Hungarian, English, and German), and I am the subject supervisor of Forensic Animal Genetics, which is an elective subject.

Career development:

2002 Certified biologist
2008 Forensic genetics expert
2011 Ph.D.
2020 Habilitation

 

Main research areas:

  • genetic detection of certain characteristics of domestic animals: e.g., color genetics, inbreeding, heat stress, disease susceptibility
  • forensic animal genetics: species-, individual- and sex identification, population genetics
  • wildlife genetics: biodiversity, food safety, genetic differentiation of hybrid individuals
  • sex determination in zoo animals; fetal sex detected by non-invasive methods from maternal blood plasma
  • developments for detecting degraded and minimal amounts of DNA from biological remains of different types and ages

Affiliations:

Member of the Hungarian Chamber of Judicial Experts since 2008

European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI):

Member of the Animal, Plant, and Soil Traces international expert working group since 2010

 

Number of students (theses and Students’ Scientific Association a.k.a. TDK:

  • Theses: 24
  • TDK theses: 16

Number of PhD students: 2

Publication list (TOP12) and MTMT link

1. Zorkóczy, Orsolya Krisztina ; Turi, Orsolya ; Wagenhoffer, Zsombor; Ózsvári, László; Lehotzky, Pál; Pádár, Zsolt; Zenke, Petra: A Selection of 14 Tetrameric Microsatellite Markers for Genetic Investigations in Fallow Deer (Dama dama). ANIMALS 13: 13 p. 2083 (2023)
2. Zenke, Petra; Zorkóczy, Orsolya Krisztina; Lehotzky, Pál; Ózsvári, László; Pádár, Zsolt: Molecular Sexing and Species Detection of Antlered European Hunting Game for Forensic Purposes. ANIMALS 12:3 Paper: 246, 14 p. (2022)
3. Pádár, Zsolt; Nogel, Mónika; Kovács, Gábor; Gárdonyi, Gergely; Zenke, Petra: A vadvilági bűnözés sajátos kriminalisztikai kihívásai Magyarországon. BELÜGYI SZEMLE: A BELÜGYMINISZTÉRIUM SZAKMAI TUDOMÁNYOS FOLYÓIRATA (2010-) 70: 9 pp. 1727-1748., 22 p. (2022)
4. Varga, László; Lénárt, Xénia; Zenke, Petra; Orbán, László; Hudák, Péter; Ninausz, Nóra; Pelles, Zsófia; Szőke, Antal. Being Merle: The Molecular Genetic Background of the Canine Merle Mutation. GENES 11:6 Paper: 660, 15 p. (2020)
5. Zenke, Petra; Egyed, Balázs; Kovács, Gábor; Pádár, Zsolt: Implementation of genetic based individualization of White stork (Ciconia ciconia) in forensic casework. FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL-GENETICS 40 pp. e245-e247., 3 p. (2019)
6. Vincze, Boglárka; Gáspárdy, Andrá; Biácsi, Alexandra; Papp, Endre Ákos; Garamvölgyi, László; Sós, Endre; Cseh, Sándor; Kovács, Gábor; Pádár, Zsolt; Zenke, Petra: Sex determination using circulating cell-free fetal DNA in small volume of maternal plasma in elephants. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 9:1 Paper: 15254, 7 p. (2019)
7. Pelles, Zsófia; Gáspárdy, András; Zöldág, László; Lénárt, Xénia; Ninausz, Nóra; Varga, László; Zenke, Petra: Merle allele variations in the Mudi dog breed and their effects on phenotypes. ACTA VETERINARIA HUNGARICA 67:2 pp. 159-173., 15 p. (2019)
8. Zenke, Petra; Egyed, Balázs; Pádár, Zsolt: A vadászható fajok védelme: az orvvadászat bizonyíthatósága az igazságügyi genetika segítségével: Eseti alkalmazások: Wildlife protection: demonstrability of wildlife crime with forensic DNA analysis Casework applications. MAGYAR ÁLLATORVOSOK LAPJA 139:10 pp. 631-639., 9 p. (2017)
9. Pelles, Zsófia; Maróti-Agóts, Ákos; Gáspárdy, András; Zöldág, László; Zenke, Petra: A rejtett cifra szín molekuláris genetikai módszerekkel való kimutatása mudi fajtában. MAGYAR ÁLLATORVOSOK LAPJA 140:2 pp. 121-127., 7 p. (2018)
10.        Zenke, Petra; Egyed, Balázs; Pádár, Zsolt; Kovács, Gábor: Increasing relevance of non-human genetics in Hungarian forensic practice. FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL GENETICS SUPPLEMENT SERIES 5 pp. e250-e252., 3 p. (2015)
11.        Szabolcsi, Zoltan; Egyed, Balazs; Zenke, Petra; Padar, Zsolt; Borsy, Adrienn; Steger, Viktor; Pasztor, Erzsebet; Csanyi, Sandor; Buzas, Zsuzsanna; Orosz, Laszlo: Constructing STR Multiplexes for Individual Identification of Hungarian Red Deer. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC SCIENCES 59 pp. 1090-1099., 10 p. (2014)
12.        Zenke, Petra; Egyed, Balazs; Zoldag, Laszlo; Padar, Zsolt: Population genetic study in Hungarian canine populations using forensically informative STR loci. FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL-GENETICS 5: 1 pp. E31-E36. (2011)