Marian Valko-Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

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Prof. Marian Valko
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

Tel: +421-2-593 25 750 (direct line)
Fax: +421-2-524 93 198

Contact address:
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Radlinskeho 9
SK-812 37 Bratislava

Editorial Board Membership:
  • Editor of Chemical Papers, 2008-
  • Editorial Board Member of International Scholarly Research Notices published by Hindawi publishing corp., 2011-
  • Editorial Board Member of Letters in Drug Design & Discovery, published by Bentham Science Publisher (Holland) , 2013-

  • Highly Cited Researcher 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021 by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters)
  • PUBLONS (Clarivate) by Clarivate Analytics

  • Degrees obtained:
  • M.Sc. - 1988 in Physical chemistry from Slovak Polytechnic Institute, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
  • Ph.D. - 1991 in Physical chemistry from Slovak Technical University, Bratislava
  • D.Sc. - 2004 in Physical chemistry from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Prof. - 2010 in Physical chemistry from Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Research stays abroad:
    Long term stays:
  • PECESS postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Natural Sciences, Liverpool Polytechnic, Liverpool, UK (1991/1992 - 12 months)
  • The Royal Society Visiting Scientist, School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (1994/1995 - 12 months)
  • DAAD Visiting Scientist, NMR Laboratory, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany (2004 - 3 months)

  • Research collaboration:
  • Prof. Mark T.D. Cronin and Dr. Judith C. Madden, School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, LJMU, Liverpool, UK
  • Prof. Kamil Kuca, University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Prof. Jong-Ha Choi, Department of Chemistry, Andong National University, South Korea

  • Science Citation Index (SCI) by Thomson Reuters:
  • To date more than 25000 SCI citations (April 2022)

  • Selected publications:
    Book chapters:
    K. Jomova, M. Lawson, M. Valko:
    Mechanisms of antioxidant activity.
    in Food Oxidants and Antioxidants: Chemical, Biological, and Functional Properties,
    ed. G. Bartosz, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis group, Boca Raton, FL, 2013, p. 325-342.

    K. Jomova, M. Valko:
    Thermodynamics of free radical reactions and the redox environment of a cell.
    in Oxidative Stress: Diagnostics and Therapy, Editors: S. Andreescu, M. Hepel,
    American Chemical Society, Washington DC, 2012, p. 71-82.

    K. Jomova, M. Valko:
    Free radicals, signal transduction, and human disease.
    in Oxidative Stress in Vertebrates and Invertebrates: Molecular Aspects of Cell Signaling,
    Editors: T. Farooqui, A. A. Farooqui, Wiley-Blackwell, New York, 2011, p. 17-32.

    K. Jomova, L. Zelenicky, H. Morris, M. Mazur, M. Valko:
    Chemo-mechanical coupling in molecular motors interpreted through the uncertainty relations.
    Chem. Phys. 372, 13-16 (2010).

    K. Jomova, O. Kysel, J.C. Madden, H. Morris, S.J. Enoch, S. Budzak, A.J. Young, M.T.D. Cronin, M. Mazur, M. Valko:
    Electron transfer from all-trans beta-carotene to the t-butyl peroxyl radical at low oxygen pressure.
    (an EPR spectroscopy and computational study).
    Chem. Phys. Letters 478, 266-270 (2009).

    M. Valko, D. Leibfritz, J. Moncol, M.T.D. Cronin, M. Mazur, J. Telser:
    Free radicals and antioxidants in normal physiological functions and human disease.
    Int. J. Biochem. Cell Biol. 39, 44-84 (2007).

    V. Brezova, M. Valko, M. Breza, H. Morris, J. Telser, D. Dvoranova, K. Kaiserova, L. Varecka, M. Mazur, D. Leibfritz:
    Role of Radicals and Singlet Oxygen in Photoactivated DNA Cleavage by the Anticancer Drug Camptothecin: An Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Study.
    J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2415-2425 (2003).

    A.V. Malkov, I. R. Baxendale, M. Bella, V. Langer, J. Fawcett, D.R. Russell, D. J. Mansfield, M. Valko, P. Kocovsky:
    Synthesis of New Chiral 2,2-Bipyridyl-Type Ligands Their Coordination to Molybdenum(0), Copper(II),
    and Palladium(II), and Application in Asymmetric Allylic Substitution, Allylic Oxidation, and Cyclopropanation.
    Organometallics 20, 673-690 (2001).

    P. Banacky, P. Pelikan, M. Valko, S. Buchta, F. Hanic, A. Cigan:
    Electron Paramagnetic Resonance of High-Tc Superconducting Composites YBa2Cu3-xScxO6+-d.
    J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 1943-1946 (2001).

    M. Valko, H. Morris, M. Mazur, J. Telser, E. McInnes, F. Mabbs:
    High affinity binding site for copper(II) in human and dog serum albumins. (An EPR study).
    J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 5591-5597 (1999).

    R. Boca, M. Hvastijová, J. Kozíšek, M. Valko:
    The crystal, molecular and electronic structure of bis{bis(methoxycarbimido) aminato} copper(II) complex.
    Inorg. Chem. 35, 4794-4797 (1996).

    M. Valko, R. Klement, P. Pelikán, R. Boca, L. Dlhan, A. Böttcher, H. Elias, L. Müller:
    Copper(II) and Cobalt(II) complexes with derivatives of salen and tetrahydrosalen: An Electron Spin Resonance, Magnetic Susceptibility, and Quantum chemical study.
    J. Phys. Chem. 99, 137-143 (1995).

    A. Bottcher, H. Elias, E.-G. Jager, H. Langfelderová, M. Mazúr, L. Müller, H. Paulus, P. Pelikán, M. Rudolph, M. Valko:
    Comparative study on the coordination chemistry of cobalt(II), nickel(II) and copper(II) with derivatives of "salen"
    and "tetrahydrosalen": Metal-catalyzed oxidative dehydrogenation of the C-N bond in coordinated "tetrahydrosalen".
    Inorg. Chem. 32, 4131-4138 (1993).

    Hobbies (piano playig; please listen to my recordings on youtube channel):
  • Chopin Fantasie-Impromptu for piano
  • Bach Air on G string (piano)
  • Chopin Waltz in A minor (piano)
  • Chopin Nocturne No. 19 E minor op. 72, No.1 (piano)
  • more pieces soon...


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