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ABOUT ME

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 - 2023

DGK/IKW Seminar for Safety Assessors 
Invited lecture 
Warsaw, Poland 
September 27, 2023

 Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing in Sri Lanka (SAAT-SL)
Keynote lecture 
Colombo, Sri Lanka
31st January and 1st February 2023.

 US Society of Toxicology
(US SOT) 

Keynote lecture 
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
March 19–23, 2023
 

British Toxicology Society
Invited lecture
Birmingham, UK  
17-19st April 2023

EVENTS - 2022 

ESTIV 2022 Congress
Björn Ekwall Memorial Award lecture 
Barcelona, Spain 
November 21-25,  2022

3rd Asian Congress for Alternatives to Animal Experiments

Plenary lecture

 Jeju - Korea,
14th-16th December 2022
EUSAAT 2022
Invited lecture - Horst Spielmann session
Linz, Austria 
September 26 – 28 , 2022
75. Anniversary of IEFT CEM SAS 
Lecture  
SAS, Bratislava, Slovakia  
September 29, 2022
Noc Výskumníkov 2022
Exhibition  
Stará Trznica, Bratislava  
September 30, 2022
TOXCON 2022
Keynote lecture 
Hradec Králové, Czech republic 
August 29 to September 1, 2022
Women in Alternatives
Invited lecture 
Milano (Virtual), Italy 
September 8, 2022
ICT/EUROTOX
EUROTOX award  lecture
Maastricht, The Netherlands 
September 18-21, 2022
ESTIV Applied Training course
Invited lectures
LIST, Luxembourg 
June 6-11,  2022
OECD Expert Group on topical toxicity and phototoxicity 
Virtual, OECD Paris 
June 15,  2022
Lake Commo Summer School
Invited lecture
Lake Commo, Italy 
June 7-8,  2021
COURSE: Alternative Methods in Toxicology
Invited lecture
Milano, Italy
April 26,  2022
MPS World Summit
Member of the Scientific and Steering commitees 
New Orleans, USA
May 30 – June 3, 2022

PAST EVENTS - 2021  

MPS World Summit
Virtual meeting 
December 9, 2021
3R Advances
Keynote lecture 
November 19, 2021
Virtual meeting, India 

 
SVLZ 2021
Keynote lecture 
Olomouc, Czech republic
29 -30 September

 
EUROTOX
ESTIV Best Poster Award Committee/ BCM 
Virtual meeting   
27 September to 1 October 1, 2021
ISOPS -12
Keynote lecture
Ankara, Turkey  
June 22-25,  2021
RegToxInVitro
Invited lecture
Bratislava, Slovakia 
May 24-25,  2021
Le Studium
Invited lecture
Tours, France 
December 3,  2020
CENTRO 3R
Invited lecture 
L’era delle 3R: modelli in silico, in vitro e in vivo per promuovere la ricerca traslazionale
30 September - 1 October 2021
TOXCON  2021
Keynote Lecture 
September 15-17,  2021
Stara Lesna, High Tatras 
Slovakia,
Science with impact in an era of information overload
Ispra, Italy 
June 7-9,  2021
DETAILS
JRC Summer School
ESTIV Best Poster Award Committee 
Ispra, Italy 
May 17-20,  2020
ASCCT Annual Meeting
October 12-14, 2021
Virtual meeting, USA

 
WC11
ESTIV Best Poster Award Committee 
Virtual meeting
Maastricht, the Netherlands 

23 August - 2 September, 2021 |
Lake Commo Summer School
Invited lecture
Lake Commo, Italy 
June 7-8,  2021
Virtual Class on Alternatives 
Invited lecture
Milan, Italy 
April  13,  2021
DETAILS

PAST EVENTS - 2020  

TOXGURUKUL
Foundation
Invited lecture 
Pune, India 
November 7, 2020
ESTIV Applied Toxicology Course 
Brussels, Belgium 
25-30 October 2020
EUROFINS  Medical Device Seminar 2020
Invited lecture
Munich, Germany 
20 - 22 October 2020
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
Omics4Health
Keynote lecture
Bratislava, Slovakia 
October 8-9, 2020
TOXCON 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
DETAILS
ACTC 2020
Keynote talk  
Cardiff, UK
30th September - October 1, 
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

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