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Dr Alojz Bomba graduated both DVM and PhD in Veterinary Physiology and DSc in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Košice, Slovakia. He worked at Central Veterinary Hospital, Institute of Experimental Veterinary Medicine, Institute of Animal Physiology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice, Slovakia. Since 2006, he works at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice as a senior researcher and the head of the Institute. Research studies of this institute focus on the role of gut microbiota in pathogenesis of chronic diseases and the possibilities of their prevention and therapy using probiotic microorganisms and bioactive natural compounds. He was principal investigator and co-investigator of the 19 national research projects (12 of them focused on applied research). He was principal investigator of the partner in an international consortium of the project of the 6th EU Framework Programme “Plants and their extracts and other natural alternatives to antimicrobials in feeds” (coordinated by Dr R. J. Wallace from the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, UK). Currently, he is principal investigator of the project titled: “The role of intestinal microflora in pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and colorectal cancer and possibilities of its modulation in prevention of both diseases” which comprises whole personnel of the institute.
Dr Bomba is the President of the International Scientific Conferences on Probiotics and Prebiotics. He is author of the concept of potentiated probiotics. Dr Bomba established a gnotobiotic laboratory which is the only one of its kind in Slovak Republic. Dr Bomba is the author of 60 referred scientific papers registered in CC and 5 book chapters. In 2003, Dr Alojz Bomba was awarded for the development of science in veterinary medicine area by the Slovak Academy of Agricultural Sciences. In 2012, the I. I. Mechnikov Institute of Microbiology and Immunology of Ukrainian Academy of Medical Sciences granted him the honorary title "Honored Professeur". In the same year, he was awarded by the Price of Mayor of Košice city for contribution in establishment of the center integrating the potential of institutes in research and the use of probiotics and natural bioactive compounds in human and veterinary medicine.
Mode of action of probiotics and the possibilities of potentiating the effectiveness of probiotics, gnotobiotic animal models
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