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 

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


International Toxicological School
Invited lecture
Kyiv, Ukraine 
6-7 December 2019
Week of Science and Technology @ CEM
Bratislava, Slovakia 
9 November, 2019
 TK 102 Meeting  
Bratislava, Slovakia 
8 October 2019
Skin Models in Science
Invited lecture 
Tours, France 
2-4 December 2019
Week of Science and Technology  
Dobra Voda, Slovakia 
19 November 2019
PARERE meeting
Ispra, Italy 
21-22 October 2019
Linz Congress
Round table
Linz, Austira 
10-13 Oct 2019
Helsinki, Finland
8-10 September 2019
 Workshop on 3D cell culture models  
Invited lecture
Fribourg , Switzerland
8-9 July 2019
Vyhne, Slovakia
26-28 June 2019
Life Science Innovation Day 2019
Bratislava, Slovakia 
22 May 2019
ACTC Conference
Keynote talk  
Cardiff, UK
4-5 June 2019
Invited lecture
Dublin, Ireland
6-9 May 2019
 European Workshop on Med/Pharm Biotechnology 2019​  
Bratislava, SK
2-4 June 2019
VZET Syposium 
Keynote talk
Hannover, Germany
28-29 March 2019
ECHA Accredited Stakeholder Workshop
Brussels, Belgium
21 March 2019
Brussels, Belgium
4-9 February 2019
Meeting of the NOVS Committee 
Bratislava, Slovak Republic 
31 January 2019