Scientific board

MUDr. Pavol Janega PhD., Director of MGA

 

MUDr. Pavol Janega PhD. has been Director of the scientific and research organisation MEDIREX GROUP ACADEMY n. o. (“non-profit organisation”) since September 2016. He started his career at MGA as a researcher in 2014, gaining a lot of experience he draws on in his current position, too.

In the course of his general medicine studies at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, he opted for a study programme focused on pathological anatomy and forensic medicine. Following his graduation, he took a position at the Institute of Pathological Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University. Later, he also worked at the Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, actively participating in a number of scientific and research projects.

He has worked on many significant projects focusing on new trends in the diagnostics of thyroid disorders and lifestyle diseases, studying experimental neurodegeneration among other fields. As part of the Research and Development Operational Programme, he contributed to the development of the Centre for Excellent Research into Sudden Cerebrovascular Accidents operating as part of the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava.

He has authored or co-authored a large number of studies and scientific papers, also giving lectures at a state-owned university as Senior Assistant at the Institute of Pathological Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University.

 

RNDr. Gabriel Minárik PhD., a molecular biologist

 

He decided to become a scientist right after his graduation from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava. Today, he works as a scientific specialist for the Department of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University.

He built his scientific expertise also thanks to his involvement in research projects at the Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, as well as at the 2nd Children’s Clinic, Children’s Teaching Hospital with a Polyclinic in Bratislava. Today, his scientific activities are focused on research into DNA/RNA sample analysis with application in the molecular and genetic diagnostics of hereditary and tumorous diseases, non-invasive prenatal diagnostics, forensic sample analysis, and human microbiome analysis. At the same time, he has also been committed to introducing new generation sequencing into clinical practice.

He is a member of the Slovak Society of Medical Genetics and the European Society of Human Genetics. The results of his scientific activity and research have been published in a large number of scientific studies and papers.

 

Mgr. Peter Baráth PhD., Researcher at MGA

 

Mgr. Peter Baráth PhD. works at MGA as a researcher in the fields of biomedicine and proteomics. He also works for the Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Science, carrying out research in the sphere of glycoproteomics.

Having graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, he went on to enhance his knowledge and scientific expertise by taking part in Swedish and French university projects. Later, he devoted his time to science and research at the Institute of Experimental Oncology, Slovak Academy of Science, where he received an award of commendation for his project focusing on the promoter of the human ANT2 gene. His expertise was later further enhanced at the Institute of Neuroimmunology, Slovak Academy of Science, where he studied Alzheimer’s disease using various proteomic approaches.

In addition to his scientific projects, he also provides consultancy to undergraduate and postgraduate students who are writing their final theses. He is also an active author of scientific papers and studies, which are frequently cited in other publications.

 

Prof MUDr. Pavel Babál CSc., Pathologist

 

Prof MUDr. Pavel Babál CSc. has been working in the sphere of pathology for several decades now. Having received a degree in medicine, he went on to specialise in pathological anatomy, enhancing his practical experience both in Slovakia and abroad. For a certain period of time, he also worked as a researcher in France. Later, he went on to work as a lecturer and researcher at a university in Alabama, USA.

As a Deputy Senior Consultant of the Institute of Pathological Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava, he is a leading specialist in pathology. His lectures in Pathological Anatomy for medical students demonstrate the significance of bioptic diagnostics – a dominant part of pathologists’ daily work and the alpha and omega in identifying diseases, their prognosis, and suitable treatment.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bálint Nagy D.Sc., Department of Human Genetics at the University of Debrecen. 

(h-index 30, 161/2636 publications/citations SCOPUS)
International expert in the field of human genetics and genetic diagnostics. He was as Head of Genetics at the Semmelweis University in Budapest; at the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Helsinki Central Hospital and as a Visiting Fogarthy Fellow at the National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. He is a member of many professional societies, including the Hungarian Gynecology Society, the American Society for Clinical Chemistry, the New York Academy of Sciences, the Hungarian Society of Human Genetics, the European Society for Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He was the founder and president and of the Central-Eastern European Congress on Free Nucleic Acids in Prenatal Diagnosis, which was formerly also held in Slovak Republic, while he is a permanent vice-president of the congress. He was reviewer in renowned journals like The Lancet; Human Genetics, BioTechniques, Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, or BMJ. In 1995 he received the Young Stringjord Young Investigators Award from the Association of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (USA) and in 2006 a prestigious award from the Hungarian Medical Society. In the project he will be responsible for the coordination of experimental research, consultating on the evaluation of results and the dissemination of the results.

 

prof. MUDr. Tomáš Zima, DrSc., MBA, Czech chemist, and a teaching professor in the fields of biochemistry, clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.

(h-index 32, 372/4484 publikácií/citácií Scopus)
Current Chancellor of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republi, head of the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine of the First Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital, Prague. His main research interests include oxidative stress, advanced glycation end-products (AGEs), experimental nephrology, tumor markers, and laboratory management and accreditation, co-author of 71 chapters in books. He is a member of several scientific societies, including the Czech Medical Academy and Czech Learned Society and serves on Boards including the Executive Board of EFLM, and the Conferences and Congresses Committee of the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. He is a member of the European Commission’s Scientific Panel for Health (SPH).