I am a results-oriented manager, scientist, and team leader with 12+ years of industry experience backed by strong scientific expertise and a publication record in the field of in vitro toxicology. Actively working in academia since 2019. 

My main scientific interest is in tissue engineering of reconstructed in vitro 3D organotypic models that are used for in vitro toxicity testing.  I have unique expertise in the development of in vitro assays with 3D tissue models, their validation and implementation into the regulatory toxicology and OECD Test Guidelines. 

I've been a part of many exciting scientific as well as business projects and gained invaluable managerial and business skills. 

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I possess extensive experience in planning, conducting, and managing in vitro studies used for risk and safety assessment of chemicals, cosmetics, medical devices, and household products.

President of ESTIV, Vice-president of SETOX, Chair of the Slovak National Platform for 3Rs (SNP3Rs), Chair of the Communication Subcommittee at EUROTOX, EPAA Mirror Group Member, Nominated national expert in the OECD expert groups, National representative at EURL ECVAM PARERE activities, representative of Slovak NETVAL laboratory.  Senior scientist at CEM, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and Lecturer at the IBM, Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia 

EVENTS - 2021 

MPS World Summit
Virtual meeting 
December 9, 2021
SVLZ 2021
Keynote lecture 
Olomouc, Czech republic
29 -30 September

Invited lecture 
L’era delle 3R: modelli in silico, in vitro e in vivo per promuovere la ricerca traslazionale
30 September - 1 October 2021
3R Advances
Keynote lecture 
November 19, 2021
Virtual meeting, India 

ASCCT Annual Meeting
October 12-14, 2021
Virtual meeting, USA

ESTIV Best Poster Award Committee/ BCM 
Virtual meeting   
27 September to 1 October 1, 2021
TOXCON  2021
Keynote Lecture 
September 15-17,  2021
Stara Lesna, High Tatras 
ESTIV Best Poster Award Committee 
Virtual meeting
Maastricht, the Netherlands 

23 August - 2 September, 2021 |
Keynote lecture
Ankara, Turkey  
June 22-25,  2021
Science with impact in an era of information overload
Ispra, Italy 
June 7-9,  2021
Lake Commo Summer School
Invited lecture
Lake Commo, Italy 
June 7-8,  2021
Invited lecture
Bratislava, Slovakia 
May 24-25,  2021
JRC Summer School
ESTIV Best Poster Award Committee 
Ispra, Italy 
May 17-20,  2020
Virtual Class on Alternatives 
Invited lecture
Milan, Italy 
April  13,  2021
Le Studium
Invited lecture
Tours, France 
December 3,  2020
EUROFINS  Medical Device Seminar 2020
Invited lecture
Munich, Germany 
20 - 22 October 2020

PAST EVENTS - 2020  

Invited lecture 
Pune, India 
November 7, 2020
ESTIV Applied Toxicology Course 
Brussels, Belgium 
25-30 October 2020
Keynote lecture
Bratislava, Slovakia 
October 8-9, 2020
ACTC 2020
Keynote talk  
Cardiff, UK
30th September - October 1, 
Alternatives to Animal Experiments in Biology, Medicine and Toxicology
Keynote talk  
Minsk, Belarus 
24-25 September 2020
Virtual class on  Alternative methods
Invited lecture for students 
Uni Milan - remotely, Italy 
7 April, 2020
Prague, Czech republic
3-5 September, 2020 
Science with Impact in an Era of Information Overload Meeting
EC, JRC Ispra, Italy  
3-4 March 2020
Virtual Summer school on alternatives 
Lake Como, Italy
3-4 June 2020
R2N Science Winter Camp
Keynote talk 
Braunlage, Germany 
20-22 January 2020