Vladimír Zajac

Slovak Academy of Sciences Slovakia

Assoc. Professor Zajac Vladimír, PhD. graduated from Comenius University (Bratislava, Slovakia) in 1973 and ever since has been working at the Cancer Research Institute, SAS (Bratislava), where he obtained his PhD degree in 1981, since then. He joined the Medical Faculty of the Comenius University as Associate Professor in Genetics in 2007. Dr. Zajac began working with bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in 1976., and has been engaged in the study of the role of bacteria in bovine leukosis and AIDS since 1990. The fundamental study was done in Prof. F. Wong-Staal’s laboratory (UCSD, San Diego). Since 1994, Dr. Zajac’s research is focused on hereditary forms of colon, breast and ovarian cancer. His cancer genetics study culminated in Prof. A. P. Monaco’s laboratory (University of Oxford). His particular interest and life-long scientific work concerns the study of horizontal transfer of genetic information between eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems, with focus on retroviruses and the consequences of transmission in induction of cancer and AIDS.

Vladimír Zajac

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The main goal in compiling this book was to highlight the situation in Africa in terms of AIDS and opportunistic diseases. Several chapters reveal great poverty, an apocalyptic situation in many parts of Africa. Global migration of people resulted in their exposure to pathogens from all over the world. This fact has to be acknowledged and accepted as African reality. New, unconventional hypotheses, not determined by established dogmas, have been incorporated into the book, although they have not yet been sufficiently validated experimentally. It still applies that any dogma in any area of science, and medicine in particular, has and always will hinder progress. According to some biologists, in the future, AIDS is very likely to occur in a number of variations, as a direct result of the ongoing processes in the global human society. Thus, we urgently need a comprehensive solution for AIDS, in order to be ready to fight other, much more dangerous intruders.

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