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Organisation structure

Department of Pathological Anatomy and Pathological Physiology

Scientific research activity

Institute of Pathological Anatomy

Scientific research activity of Institute of Pathological Anatomy deals with:

  • the role of selected galectins in experimentally induce skin wound healing in rats
  • the immune response of intestinal mucous in chickens modulated with organic zinc and challenged with Eimeria spp.
  • the modulation of immune system of mucous intestine of chickens infected with Campyloacter spp
  • the study of immune mechanisms in decreasing occurrence of Campylobacter jejuni infection in poultry by application of probiotics
Projects:
  • VEGA 1/0404/15: Role of galectin-1 and -3 in skin wound healing, implementation 2015 – 2017.
  • VEGA 1/0575/16: Immune response of intestinal mucous in chickens modulated with organic zinc and challenged with Eimeria spp., implementation 2016 – 2018.
  • VEGA 1/0562/16: Modulation of immune system of mucous intestine of chickens infected with Campyloacter spp, implementation 2016 – 2018.
  • APVV-15-0165: Study of immune mechanisms in decreasing occurrence of Campylobacter jejuni infection in poultry by probiotics application, implementation 2016 – 2019.

Institute of Pathological Physiology

Scientific research activity of the Institute of Pathological Physiology focuses on:

  • Study of the effects of biologically active compounds in essential oils on physiological functions in the organism - intermediary metabolism, enzymatic systems involved in degradation and detoxification of substances and on hematopoiesis.
  • Study of intestinal mucus layer, its quantitative and qualitative evaluation in relation to the effect of essential oils, intestinal infection, and probiotic effects, mineral and vegetable feed additives.
  • Study of mechanisms of oxidative damage and antioxidant protection of the organism.
Projects:
  • VEGA 1/0658/17: Comprehensive overview of effects of additives on animals, implementation 2017 – 2020.
  • VEGA 1/0374/14: Effect of essential oils and minerals on physiological processes in the intestine and antioxidant status on animals, implementation 2014 – 2016.
  • VEGA 1/0859/11: Study of effect of essential oils and their bioactive compounds on metabolism and protective mucus barrier in the intestine of animals, implementation 2011 – 2013.
  • KEGA 0044/2011: Realization of the textbook "Physiology and pathological physiology for pharmacists" in the newly accredited study program of Pharmacy, implementation 2011 – 2013.
  • VEGA 1/0420/08: • Investigation of effect of essential oils on selected metabolic parameters in animals, implementation 2008 – 2011.