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MSc Degree in Nuclear Chemistry - 1987
Commenius University - Bratislava

PhD Degree in Molecular Biology - 1995
Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice

Postdoctoral - 1996-1997
INRA Theix, Saint-Genes-Champanelle, France


Institute of Molecular Biology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava (1985-93)
Institute of Animal Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice (1993 to present)

Current Research Activities

Research interest of our group is focused mainly on molecular biology and genetics of rumen bacteria. We are interested in study of several phenomena. Most of our work was done on biology of restriction and modification systems in rumen bacteria. In last few years is our effort concentrated on study of mobile gene elements and natural gene transfer in rumen microbial ecosystem.

You can find some of our latest results under following links:

1. Molecular phylogeny of rumen lactate utilizing bacteria

2. Selenomonas ruminantium plasmid biology

3. Restriction and modification systems of rumen bacteria

4. Occurrence and role of bacteriocins in regulation of rumen bacterial population

Recent Publications

Morovsky, M., Pristas, P., Czikkova, S. and Javorsky, P.: A bacteriocin mediated antagonism by Enterococcus faecium BC25 against ruminal Streptococcus bovis. Microbiol. Res. 153, 1998, p. 277-281.
Medline citation

Molnarova, V., Javorsky, P. and Pristas, P.: Prevalence of CTGCAG recognizing restriction and modification systems in ruminal selenomonades. Anaerobe 5, 1999, p. 37-41. Abstract

Fliegerova, K., Pazoutova, S., Pristas, P., Flint, H.J.: Highly Conserved DNA Sequence Present in Small Plasmids from Selenomonas ruminantium. Plasmid 44, 2000, p. 94-99. Medline citation

Zatkovic, B., Molnarova, V., Kmet, V., Javorsky, P., Pristas, P.: Diversity of DNA sequences among restriction endonucleases producing Selenomonas ruminantium isolates detected by enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus based polymerase chain reaction (ERIC-PCR). Anaerobe 6, 2000, p. 299-304. Abstract

Teaching Activities

Assistant Reader at Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Pavol Josef Safarik University, Kosice.

Courses supervised:

Bioinformatics: course syllabus and related links (in slovak)
Recombinant DNA technology (BNK2):
course syllabus (in slovak)

Personal Interest

Wild growing orchids



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Last Revised: 10/02/01
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