Parasitology Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER: Róbert Farkas DSc. professor, Doctor of Hungarian Academy of Sciences


Professor: 1
Associate professor: 1
Assistant professor: 1
Senior research fellow: 2
Bioengineer: 1
Assistant: 2
PhD-student: 1

Conventional, molecular and serological detection of parasitic infections of domestic and wild animals. Ecological and epidemiologial studies on arthropod vectors (e.g. ticks, mosquitoes, fleas, lice) and vector-borne infections. Studies on parasitic nematodes, flatworms, 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
European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites

Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Hungary
National Center for Epidemiology, Hungary
Centre for Agricultural Research, Institute for Veterinary Medical Research of HAS, 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 Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Czech Republic
National Institute of Public Health and Environment, the Netherlands
Kingston University London, School of Life Sciences, UK

conventional, serological and molecular detection of parasitic infections of veterinary importance
identification of endo- and ectoparasites 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
detection of parasite contamination of food
detection of parasites occurring in food, mud and sewage-water
study on antiparasitic efficacy of disinfectants 


Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe EDENext (2011)
KTIA AIK 12 Basic and industrial research in association with production of plant and animal origin food ingredients meeting the food safety requirements (2013)

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