Department of Animal Systematics

The Department of Animal Systematics focuses on systematics and taxonomy of various insect orders, and at applied research utilizing results of basic science for agricultural, medical and environmental practice.

Systematics and taxonomy
– mainly Blattaria, Diptera, Coleoptera and Neuroptera

The sterile insect technique – eradication and control of tse-tse flies
– improvement of bred colonies in mass rearing tse-tse flies (Glossina sp.)
– optimization of sterile insect technique in the tse-tse males
– training of scholars to improve breeding of tsetse colonies in Africa
– production of sterile male tsetse Glossina pallidipes competitive to wild males
– analysis of effects of various antibiotics and yeast extracts on intestinal bacterial symbionts and their impact on the overall fertility of tsetse flies

Pesticide-free control of the house fly and stable fly populations
– development of ecological methods for eradication of stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans) and house fly (Musca domestica) in livestock farms in Slovakia

Head of the Department:
doc. RNDr. Ľubomír Vidlička, CSc.

Name / Position E-mail Phone
Majzlan, Oto Prof. RNDr., CSc.

leading researcher
Procházka, Emanuel Mgr., PhD.

researcher 02/5930 2647
Samay, Ján Mgr.

PhD student
Semelbauer, Marek Mgr., PhD.

senior researcher
Sendi, Hemen Mgr., PhD.

Šmídová, Lucia Mgr., PhD.
Takáč, Peter RNDr., CSc.

senior researcher 02/5930 2642
Vidlička, Ľubomír doc. RNDr., CSc.

deputy director, head of department, senior researcher 02/5930 2640
Vršanský, Peter Mgr., PhD.

senior researcher