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Rajčáni Július, ass. prof., MD, PhD, ScD retired virologist, borne in Bratislava, 9.2.1937 (Slovakia), graduated at Medical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava (1960), PhD at the Institute of Virology, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Bratislava (1970), ScD at SAS (1985). From 1960 to 1966 fellow at Department of Pathology, Med. Faculty, Bratislava, specialization in pathology grade I (1963). From 1966 to 1970 research fellow at the Inst. of Virology, SAS, since 1970 scientist, from 1985 senior scientist and Head of the Dept. of  Pathogenesis. Ass. Prof. at the Dept. of Microbiology, Jessenius Medical Faculty of Comenius University, Martin (2001-2013, Head of the Dept. of Microbiology), emeritus scientist from at SAS from 2008. Member of the Presidium of SAS in 1995-1998, executive editor of Acta virologica (1981-1991). Visiting fellow at Dept. of Virology, Hosp. for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada (1970-1971), visiting scientist at Dept. of Pathology, University of Cambridge, UK (1978) and at the Cancer Res. Ctr. Heidelberg, Germany (in 1988, in 1989 and in 1991, 3 times 3 months). Visiting professor at the National Inst. of Neural Dis. and Stroke, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA (1992-1993, 13 months). Author of books: Herpesviruses in Human Pathology (Publishing House SAS, 1978, Slovak Med. Soc. Award, 1979); Pathogenesis of Virus Infections (Publishing House 1983, Slovak Med. Soc. Award 1984); Advances in Immunofluorescence (Avicennum, Prague, 1985), Medical Virology (Publishing House SAS, 2006, Slovak Med. Soc. Award, 2007); Antinuclear antibodies and their detection (Osveta, Martin, 2012); author of 20 chapters in different monographs and handbooks; author of over 150 original papers in international registered journals (about 1700 citations) and of 71 papers in domestic (Czech and/or Slovak scientific journals) Recipient of the Jessenius Gold Medal (by SAS, 1997), of the Achievements in Science Medal (by SAS, 2007), of the Gold Medal of Slovak Medical Society (in 2008), of the Manninger Medal from the Hungarian Microbiological Society (2008). Achievements include results in the distribution of tick borne encephalitis virus experimental animals (mouse, rabbits, monkeys), the pathogenesis of pseudorabies virus infection (in piglets), pathogenesis and/or molecular pathogenesis of herpes simplex virus infections (HSV 1), papers on HSV latency, pilot studies with the murine herpesvirus 4 (MuHV 4), contributions to development of experimental vaccines: subunit vaccine against herpes simplex virus and a novel peptide vaccine against Epstein-Barr virus. Recent engagement: senior adviser at Virology laboratory (since 2009 until now), Research Triangle Europe, Mosonmagyaróvár (Hungary) and research adviser (from 2008 to 2018) at the Pathology Division of Alphamedical Ltd company, Pathology Diagnostic Center in Martin (Slovakia).