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Parasitology Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER:            Dr. Róbert Farkas DSc, professor    

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Professor: Dr. Róbert Farkas            

Associate professors: Dr. Sándor Hornok, Dr. Gábor Földvári

Senior research fellow: Dr. Gábor Majoros

Veterinarian: Nóra Takács, Dr. Barbara Flaisz

Bio-engineer: Dr. Alexandra Juhász               

PhD-students: Krisztina Szőke

Assistants: Mónika Gyurkovszky


Conventional, molecular and serological detections of para­sitic infections of domestic and wild animals; Ecological and epidemiologial studies of vector-borne infections (e.g. ticks, mosquitoes, fleas); Studies on parasitic nematodes, flat worms, molluscan intermediate hosts



Hungarian Society for Microbiology

Hungarian Society of Parasitologists

Hungarian Society of Zoonoses

Society for Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology

International Society for Infectious Diseases

European Veterinary Parasitology College

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

European Society of Dirofilariosis and Angiostrongylosis

World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology



Eotvos Lorand University, Faculty of Science, Hungary

Centre for Agricultural Research, Veterinary Medical Research of HAS, Hungary

Centre for Agricultural Research, Plant Protection Institute, Hungary

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria

Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the Netherlands

Natural History Museum, UK

Parasitological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovakia

USDA Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USA

IREC, National Wildlife Research Institute, Spain

University of Zurich Vetsuisse Faculty, Switzerland

University of Milan, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Italy

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic

National Institute of Public Health and Environment, the Netherlands

Kingston University London, School of Life Sciences, UK

University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

School of Medicine, Shihezi University, Shihezi, China



conventional, serological and/or molecular detection of parasitic infections of veterinary importance

identification of parasites of veterinary and medical importance

in vitro and in vivo studies on the efficacy of antiparasitic drugs (insecticides, acaricides, anthelmintics)

detection of vectors-borne pathogens

laboratory rearing of arthropods of veterinary importance


Funding source

Project title and topic

OTKA 115854 National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary (NRDIO)

The role of airborne and ground-bound dispersal in the epidemiology of tick-borne pathogens.



Companies of microbiology, biochemistry and gene technology, foreign and Hungarian pharma­ceutical manufacturers and distributors, animal farms and enterprises