Trush Kristina

Trush Kristina

Dendrobiology RG

RNDr. Kristina Trush, PhD.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Dendrobiology Research Group
Vieska nad Žitavou 178
951 52 Slepčany
Phone: +421 37 6334211, kl. 201

Research focus

  • biological and ecological aspects of plant secondary metabolites accumulation
  • pharmacologically active compounds in plants
  • analysis of natural substances by chromatographic method – HPLC


  • 2013-2018 – MSc. in Biology, Uzhhorod National University, Faculty of Biology, Department of Microbiology, Plant Physiology and Genetics, Uzhhorod, Ukraine
  • 2019-2023 – PhD in Biology, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Faculty of Science, Institute of Biology and Ecology, Košice, Slovak Rebublic

Teaching experiences

  • 2019-2023 – Plant Physiology – Faculty of Science, Institute of Biology and Ecology, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Košice
    Leading of 2 bachelor students

Research stays

  • 2016 – Institut of Plant Protection of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciense of Ukraine, Zakarpattya territorial center of quarantine plants
  • 2017 – University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy, Košice, Slovak Republic

Projects (member of research team)

  • VEGA 1/0291/20 – Regulation of biosynthetic pathways producing biologically important isoflavonoids in the Fabaceae family.
  • VEGA 2/0150/22 – The gene bank of selected Cornus L. taxa containing bio-active substances with important therapeutic effects
  • VEGA 2/0072/23 – The north-american honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos L.) in Slovakia: risk of switch to invasive behaviour as accelerated by climate change