Michal Novak#


Michal Novak
Email:michal.novak 'at' savba.sk
Membership Number:4780
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SLOVAKIA
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:mnovak
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://www.niu.sav.sk


Present and Previous Positions
  • From 1996 Director (founder) of the Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 845 10 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1995 - 1999 International School for Advanced Studies, Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Trieste, Italy (external scientific and lecturing cooperation on international scientific projects)
  • 1980 - 1995 Senior Scientist, Institute of Virology, Dúbravská cesta 9, 842 45 Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1990 - 1994 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England (Neurobiology/Immunology-related scientific and lecture stay, cooperation with Nobel Prize winners Sir. A. Klug, Cesar Milstein and John Walker)
  • 1989 Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England; 6 months (scientific and lecture stay Sir. Martin Roth)
  • 1988 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England; 6 months (scientific and lecture stay), cooperation with Nobel Prize winner Cesar Milstein
  • 1985 - 1987 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England (Scientific stay - cooperation with Nobel Prize winners Prof. C. Milstein and Sir A. Klug) (visiting fellow of the Royal Society of London)
  • 1978 - 1980 Scientist, Helminthological Institute (Institute of Parasitology) SAS, Hlinkova 3, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
  • 1971 - 1978 Assistant Professor, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Animal Hygiene (University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice), Slovakia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuroscience
  • Immunology and microbiology
  • Medical science
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Tau protein and tauopathies
  • Animal models
  • Development of drugs and vaccines
  • Brain and molecular biology of CNS disorders

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Hall of Fame of Neurosciences – The Slovak Neuroscience Society established the Hall of Fame of Neurosciences for distinguished scientists for their life-long contribution to the development of the Slovak neurosciences. In 2017 entered the Hall of Fame Prof. Michal Novak, who introduced the issue of the Alzheimer´s disease in Slovakia. Prof. Michal Novak established a number of institutions and scientific societies, which conduct research, introduce modern diagnostic methods into practice and inform the public about the gravity of the disease.
  • 2017 Gold Medal of the Slovak Medical Association – credit for the development and progress of the Slovak Medical Association
  • 2017 Gold Medal of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice
  • 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) Prize - Prize for Research in Health Care for the Elderly and in Health Promotion, Geneva
  • 2016 Award of Slovak Academy of Sciences – for the establishment of neuroimmunology as a new scientific discipline in Slovakia, for solving scientific and research tasks of fundamental scientific interest and for creating conditions for scientific work in life sciences.
  • 2014 Garnet Immunoglobulin - Czech Immunological Society Garnet immunoglobulin is the highest award given by the Czech Immunological Society to Czech and foreign immunologists as an expression of thanks for their contribution to immunology. This prestigious award was awarded to professor MVD Michal Novák, DSc. for the establishment and development of Neuroimmunology in "Czecho-Slovakia".
  • 2010 SK Top Scientist, according to ARRA agency
  • 2009 Aurel Stodola´s Medal from the Slovak University of Technology – STU Alumni club
  • 2009 Honorary Award „Heart without borders“ – Bratislava municipality
  • 2009 Gold Biatec 2008 – informal economic forum Economic club
  • 2008 Gold Medal of the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice
  • 2007 Gold medal of Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 Doctor Honoris Causa - The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice
  • 2001 Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) outstanding reward for science and research work, awarded by the Slovak Academy of Sciences to a team of employees from the Institute of Neuroimmunology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice; prof. DVM. Michal Novak, DSc., Prof. DVM. Jaroslav Vrtiak Otto, DSc., Prof. DVM. Ivan Mikula DSc. and DVM. Ludmila Tkáčiková, PhD., for solving problems in research on neurodegenerative diseases in human and animals and lethal diseases - transmitted from animals to humans.
  • 2000 Award for scientific and specialized literature, as a co-author monograph “Biochemistry: Ferenčík M., Škárka B., Novák M., Turecký L.,” awarded by the Section for scientific and specialized literature and computer programs of the Literary Fund.
  • 1996-2000 International member of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA Maryland
  • 1998 Ľudovít Holuby award for life sciences
  • 1994 Slovak Academy of Sciences award for the best results of the year “Discovery of a new pathological form of tau protein in Alzheimer's disease”
  • 1985 Laureate of National Prize of Slovak Republic for Medicine: Development of method of hybridization for making monoclonal antibodies against viral and cellular antigens
  • 1982 Honourable award of the Presidium of Slovak Academy of Sciences for: Preparation and characterization of the hybridoma cell line producing monoclonal antibodies against tick-borne encephalitis

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