Organisation structure

Department of microbiology and immunology

Diploma theses

Safety of Food and Feed – bachelor thesis:
  • Alimentary intoxications and methods for detection of enterotoxins in food
  • Virulence factors and their role in the pathogenesis of diseases of gastrointestinal tract caused by enterobacteria
General veterinary medicine - diploma thesis:
  • Bacterial infections of urinary tract in dogs and cats
  • Diagnostics of atopy in dogs
  • Effect of exopolysaccharides isolated from L. reuteri on the ability of salmonella to adhere and invade IPEC-1 cells
  • Effect of humic acid application on the cellular immune response of poultry
  • Effect of probiotic bacteria on the activity of phagocytes in dogs
  • Effect of the Lactobacillus reuteri probiotic strain on the cellular immune response of mice infected with enterotoxigenic E. coli
  • Feline urinary tract infections and their treatment
  • Incidence of pyoderma in dogs according to the breed and age of the animal
  • Molecular-biology diagnostics methods for detection and characterization of Campylobacter spp.
  • Differences in composition of oral microbiota in cats of various age
  • Occurrence of resistant strains in bacteria isolated from the oral cavity of dogs
  • Oral microbiota and stomatitis occurence in reptiles
  • PCR detection of selected viral pathogens in wild boar (Sus scrofa) from Slovakia
  • Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus as important causal agent of mastitis in milk of dairy cows
  • Replication of Tribeč virus in cell cultures of human and animal origin
  • Selection of probiotic bacteria for bees
  • Study of the biofilm formation process of selected Lactobacilli in the gastrointestinal tract of conventional mice
  • The influence of supplementation of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and probiotic lactobacilli on metabolic parameters and intestinal metabolism in gnotobiotic piglets after infection by E.coli K 88
  • The study of bioactive substances in selected dental biofilm bacteria
  • The study of Gram positive cariogenic bacteria isolated from dental biofilm
  • The use of gnotobiotic laboratory animals in the study of inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Therapeutic potential of transplantation of faecal microbiota (FMT)
  • Tick-borne arboviruses in free living rodents
  • Tribeč virus (genus Orbivirus, Great Island virus serogroup) in birds and livestock animals in Slovakia
  • Usutu virus (genus Flavivirus) in the avifuana of wetland ecosystem of Drienov
  • Antibiofilm potential of biosurfactants isolated from marine bacteria
  • In vitro study of the effect of natural substances on the biofilm production by pathogens
  • In vitro study of the properties of beneficial bacteria intended for harmonization of the natural microbiocenosis of the skin
  • Influence of application of bioproducts on the cellular immune response of poultry
  • Selected in vitro methods for determination of antibacterial activity of essential oils
  • The influence of probiotic bacteria stabilised on alginite and its humic extracts on intestinal and overall metabolism of model laboratory animals
  • Transplantation of faecal microbiota - alternative method of therapy of ulcerous colitis
  • Use of germ-free animal models in biomedical research
Rigorous thesis:
  • Nutritional supplements containing plant extracts and their antimicrobial effects
Doctoral thesis:
  • Antimicrobial and antibiofilm potential of bioactive products of beneficial microorganisms against multi-drug-resistant pathogens
  • Assessment of adverse effects in modulating the immune response in patients with Crohn's disease
  • Gastrointestinal infections of bacterial origin, the possibilities of their therapy and protective effects of probiotics
  • Immunological aspects of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Microbiological analysis of oral microflora from the perspective of dentistry in the veterinary and human medicine
  • Postantibiotic colitis in hospital environment
  • Study of the effect of the combination of 5-fluorouracil and Immodine on the immune response of mice with colorectal carcinoma
  • Surviving of production probiotic strains in selected application form
PhD thesis:
  • Analysis of ligand-receptor interactions between Borrelia and the cells of neurovascular unit as basis for development of antiborrelia therapeutics
  • Characteristics of immunopharmacological effect of chemicals with potentiated effect on probiotics
  • Characterization of biological properties of arboviruses with occurence in Slovakia
  • Development and production of peptides against neurovascular pathogens
  • Development of protein arrays for identification of the various infections
  • Development of single domain antibody fragments (nanobodies) against neuroinvasive Neisseria
  • Health aspects of the use of probiotics in veterinary medicine
  • Immunomodulators of natural origin in fish and bee farms
  • In vitro study of immunomodulatory effect of exopolysaccharides Lactobacillus reuteri
  • Species diversity and characterisation of arboviruses and their vectors
  • Study of protein interactions between cells of neurovascular unit and neuroinvasive pathogens and its role in the neuropathogenesis
  • Study of the effect of substances of natural origin with immunomodulatory effect on the model organism
  • Syndrome of neuroinvasive zoonoses in relationship to antigenic diversity and differential diagnostic
  • The use of germ-free (gnotobiotic) laboratory animals in research of digestion tract physiology and mutual interactions between natural microflora and digestion tract pathogens
  • The use of gnotobiotic animals in research of targeted modulation of intestinal ecosystem in prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
  • Bacterial microbiota of concentration sites of alpine tourism with a focus on the occurrence and pathogenicity of Yersinia enterocolitica in the alpine avifauna
  • Use of substances of natural origin with antibacterial effects against fish pathogens