Peter Celec (SK)

Vedec, Ústav Molekulárnej Biomedicíny Lekárska fakulta Univerzity Komenského

Peter Celec is the head of the Institute of Molecular Biomedicine at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. He studied medicine, molecular biology and national economy, has PhD in normal and pathological physiology, as well as DSc in molecular biology.

His research focuses on extracellular DNA as a biomarker but also on its role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. Research stays in Germany (Göttingen, Aachen) and USA (Boston) enabled several important and fruitful international collaborations for his interdisciplinary research team.

With an h-index of 28 Dr. Celec is one of the most successful researchers in biomedical sciences in Slovakia. His professional motto is: Science must be fun! So, he is proud of the Ig Nobel prize for the research on salivary DNA exchange during kissing.