Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice - Faculty of Science

Original name(s)
    Institution Address

    Šrobárova 2
    041 80 Košice

    Topics of interests

    • Evolutionary studies and taxonomy of the Carpathian and Pannonia flora
    • Improvement of living collections in Botanical Garden
    • Digitalisation of herbarium collections (herbarium KO)

    Main areas of taxonomic expertise

    • Vascular plants: Lamiaceae, Boraginaceae, Hypericaceae

    Type of organisation

    Institution Address

    Šrobárova 2
    041 80 Košice

    Director Representative

    Karol Marhold


    Structure Chart

    Governing & Executive bodies





    Staff fields

    staff total36.0
    scientific staff (permanent)8.0
    scientific staff post doc (non permanent)11.0
    scientific staff collections (permanent)7.0
    staff collection managers technicians (permanent)7.0
    staff exhibitions (permanent)9.0

    General Description

    • Evolutionary studies on selected taxa

    specially the genus Onosma

    • Diversity and taxonomy

    genus Thymus, Hypericum, ...

    • Reproduction biology

    especially asexual and sexual reproduction in Taraxacum

    • Plant secondary metabolites with pharmaceutical utilization
    • Endopolyploidy
    • Mechanisms of toleration on heavy metals in Lichen and medicinal plants
    • Abiotic stress of plants
    • Synanthropic plant communities
    • Living and herbarium collections (KO)


    Link of the Research page : Research page

    Link of the Annual report : Annual Reports

    Research Fields

    • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

    Research Initiative

    Activities and outreach with Universities

    Department of Botany and Botanical Garden is a parts of University

    On the Bachelor’s study programmes of Biology and Ecology, teachers of the Department participate on teaching of compulsory subjects:General Botany, Botany I (Systematic of ower plants), Botany II (Systematic of higher plants), Plant Physiology and management of theses.

    The Department guarantees Master study program of Botany and Plant Physiology, in which teachers of the Department teach compulsory subjects: Plant Taxonomy, Plant Metabolism, Physiology of Plant Growth and Development, Evolutionary Biology and Plant Ecology. Compulsory elective courses and elective courses in this and other study programs are Phytogeography, Mineral Nutrition and Pedology, Plant Embryology, Plant Stress Physiology, Biology of Plant Symbioses, Healing Plants, Seminar from Plant Physiology and Seminar from Botany.

    In the doctoral study program of Plant Physiology, there are disciplines: Selected Topics of Plant Physiology, Plant Ecophysiology, Reproductive Plant Biology and Plant Secondary Metabolism.


    Activities and outreach with other public



    Martin Bačkor
    +421 55 2342310,

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