Staff

Prof., RNDr. Pavol Miškovský, PhD., DrSc.

Head of the Center for Interdisciplinary Biosciences, P.J. Safarik University, Kosice
CEO SAFTRA Photonics LtD
Specialist in biophotonics. PhD degree in Biophysics (1986), Charles University, Prague, D.Sc. degree in Biophysics (2000), Comenius University Bratislava, full professor in Physics (2000). Director of Master and Doctoral study in Biophysics, UPJS, Kosice, Slovakia. President of the committee for D.Sc. in Biophysics in Slovak Republic.

Mgr. Gregor Bánó, PhD.

Gregor Bánó received an M.S. degree in 1997 at Charles Univ. in Prague, Czech Rep. (physical electronics and plasma physics) and a PhD in 2003 at Univ. of Szeged, Hungary (optics and opto-electronics). He held research position at the Research Institute for Solid State Physics and Optics in Budapest (Hungary) from 2001–2006, and joined the Department of Biophysics at P.J.Šafárik Univ. in Košice in 2007. His present research interest is focused on the experimental investigation of drug transport phenomena by means of different laser spectroscopic techniques.

RNDr. Zuzana Naďová, PhD.

Specialist in molecular biology, protein chemistry and metabolic pathways, senior researcher at the Dpt. of Biophysics, UPJS. PhD degree in general biology/microbiology (2001) UPJS, Slovakia. Research training: Inst. of Molecular Genetics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic (3 years – postdoctoral stay), several short term fellowships at ANBioPhy, Univ. Paris VI, France. Research expertise: mol. biology, cell metabolic pathways, cell biophysics, fluorescent imaging

RNDr. Branislav Brutovský, CSc.

Branislav Brutovský received PhD degree in Condensed Matter Physics in 1998 at Institute of Experimental Physics, Slovak Academy of Science in Kosice. Presently, his research focuses on the applications of evolutionary optimization, simulation and prediction techniques to solve broad range of problems at the interface of physics, biology and medicine.

RNDr. Gabriela Fabriciová, PhD.

Assistant professor at the Department of Biophysics. Specialist in Raman spectroscopy. M.S. degree in Biophysics in 1994 at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (Slovakia). Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1998 at Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). Postdoctoral studies at Institute for the Structure of Matter, CSIC in Madrid (Spain).

Assoc. Prof. Daniel Jancura, PhD.

Associate professor at Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Safarik University in Kosice (UPJS), PhD. degree in Biophysics (1999), Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia), associate professor in Biophysics at UPJS from 2009. Specialist in molecular biophysics and molecular bioenergetics, recent research interests: structure and stability of biomacromolecules and their complexes with low molecular ligands, construction and characterization of lipoprotein based drug delivery systems, catalytical mechanism of cytochrome c oxidase.

RNDr. Zuzana Jurašeková, PhD.

Senior researcher at the Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Science, Safarik University in Kosice.
M.S. degree in Biophysics and Chemical Physics in 2002 at Safarik University in Košice, Slovakia.
PhD degree in Physical Chemistry in 2009 at National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain.
Her present research interest is focused on the application of Raman scattering methods in the field of Cultural Heritage and Raman imaging.

RNDr. Katarína Stroffekova, Ph.D.

Senior researcher at the Department of Biophysics since 2009. M.S. and RNDr. degree in Biophysics in 1986 at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1997 at Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia. Postdoctoral studies abroad (1997–2004) in USA. Research interests are: cell physiology; protein-protein interactions in vivo; ion channels and cell signaling pathways. Research expertise in electrophysiology (whole cell patch clamp), molecular biology (site-directed mutagenesis), fluorescent confocal microscopy (FRET), immunocytochemistry .

Assoc. prof. Jozef Uličný, PhD.

Graduated in 1985, in Biophysics and chemical physics, Safarik University Kosice. PhD in the Physics of condensed matter and acoustics 1996. Habilitation in 2003 (Assoc. Prof.). Using computers to solve biomedicinal problems:
• molecular modeling and simulations
• molecular quantum mechanics
• quantitative modeling of reaction networks (systems biology)
• less traditional optimization techniques

Doctoral students

Ľudmila Blaščáková

M.S. degree in Teaching academic subjects – biology and physics at Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences in Prešov University in Prešov (2012). PhD student at the Department of Biophysics since september 2012 whith thesis: Development of selective nanoparticle transport systems drugs, under supervisor assoc. prof. Daniel Jancura

Eva Dusekova

Marek Franko

Samuel Havadej

Mgr. Júlia Horilová

2012 – Master`s degree in biomedical physics, Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, Bratislava. Diploma thesis: Study of metabolic oxidative state of the cells using their endogenous fluorescence; under supervising of doc. Alzbeta Chorvatova, PhD.
Since september 2012, PhD. student at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Department of biophysics. Disertation thesis: Study of metabolic oxidative state of the cells using endogenous fluorescence of NAD(P)H and flavins; supervisor: doc. Alzbeta Chorvatova, PhD from International Laser Centre in Bratislava.

Matej Hoťka

Masters degree in Electrical Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (2010).
Diploma thesis: Electrical properties of cardiac muscle cells.

Since 2010, PhD. student at the Department of Biophysics at the University of Pavol Jozef Safarik, Kosice.
Doctoral thesis: Fluctuation of electrical properties of sarcolemma (Supervisor: dr. Ivan Zahradník, co-supervisor: prof. Pavol Miškovský

Katarína Kopčová

Master degree in Teaching academic subjects – Physics and Biology at University
of P. J. Safarik in Košice in 2011. PhD student at the Department of Biophysics since
september 2014 with thesis: Molecular mechanisms of linking electron with proton transport
in respiratory oxidases. Supervisor: RNDr. Marián Fabián, CSc

Lenka Koptašiková

Lenka received MSc degree in Genetics and Molecular Cytology at Pavol
Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (2013). She has started her PhD
study in September 2014 under supervision of Dr.Štroffeková at the
Dept. of Biophysics. The Diploma thesis focus on Study of
morpho-dynamics, metabolism, and mitochondrial dysfunction in intact
cells under various types of stress conditions.

Matúš Mišuth

RNDr. Matúš Rebič

Matúš received MSc degree in Theoretical Physics at Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (2013). At present, PhD. student under the supervision of doc. RNDr. Jozef Uličný, CSc. at the Department of Biophysics. The doctoral thesis is focused on design, construction and application of Coarse Grain models (computer simulations in the context of multi-scale modeling of microscopic biological structures). Within a collaboration involving Slovakia, Sweden and Italy, he is working on developing of human telomeric G-quadruplex CG model, using Inverse Monte Carlo and Iterative Boltzmann Inversion techniques.

Dominik Belej

Dominik Belej received Master of Sciences degree in 2011 at Pavol Jozef Šafarik University with diploma thesis: Influence of the Emodin on the Human Serum Albumin stability. In September 2011 he started his PhD study at the Department of Biophysics under supervision of Dr. Daniel Jancura.

Jaroslav Varchola

Jaroslav Varchola received a Master of Sciences degree in 2012 at Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice. Diploma thesis: Singlet Oxygen detection during photodynamic action. In september 2012 he started his PhD study under supervision of Dr. Gregor Bano. His main scientific interest is singlet oxygen production.