Ďalšie informácie



  • Department of Imaging Methods
    Institute of Measurement Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
    Dúbravská cesta 9,
    841 04, Bratislava, Slovakia

Email:  ladislav.valkovic@savba.sk

  • Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research (OCMR)
    RDM Cardiovascular Medicine
    University of Oxford
    John Radcliffe Hospital
    OX3 9DU, Oxford, UK

Email: ladislav.valkovic@cardiov.ox.ac.uk



  • 2009 – 2012         Slovak Academy of Sciences / Slovak Technical University (Doctoral Degree)
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Measurement Technology
  • 2004 – 2009        University of Žilina (Masters Degree)
    Ing. (Equal to MSc) in Biomedical Engineering (with highest honours)



Slovak Academy of Sciences (Institute of Measurement Science)

  • Dec 2015 – present         Post-Doctoral Researcher (Category IIa)
  • Dec 2012 – Dec 2015       Post-Doctoral Researcher (Category IIb)
  • Sep 2009 – Dec 2012       Doctoral Researcher

University of Oxford (OCMR, RDM Cardiovascular Medicine)

  • May 2021 – present        University Research Lecturer and Sir Henry Dale Fellow
  • Jul 2020 – May 2021        University Research Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
  • Oct 2015 – Jul 2020          Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

Medical University of Vienna (MR Centre of Excellence)

  • Sep 2012 – Sep 2015       Post-Doctoral Research Assistant
  • Apr 2011 – Sep 2012        Doctoral Research Assistant

ETH & University of Zürich (Institute of Biomedical Technology)

  • Sep 2010 – Dec 2010       Guest Doctoral Researcher

Medical University of Vienna (MR Centre of Excellence)

  • Jan 2009 – Mar 2009        Guest Undergraduate Researcher



  • ESET Science Award, Exceptional Young Scientist in Slovakia under the age of 35 (2021)
  • Young Scientist of the SAS Competition (2021 – finalist expecting results, 2017 – 1st place, 2015 – 3rd place)
  • University Research Lecturer Title – University of Oxford (2020)
  • NMR in Biomedicine Distinguished Reviewer Award (2018-20)
  • Most Significant Result of Scientific Work of the SAS (Top 3 in Basic Science Research – 2014, 2019)
  • British Chapter of the ISMRM Mansfield Research Innovation Award (2018)
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) “Summa Cum Laude” Merit Award (2016, 2017)
  • ISMRM “Magna Cum Laude” Merit Award (2012, 2016)
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences Award for an excellent young scientific team (2015)
  • Medical University of Vienna Award for an excellent scientific performance in previous year (2015)
  • Young Investigator Award for best oral presentation at the international conference Measurement (2013)
  • University of Žilina Chancellor Merit Award for extraordinary study results (2009)



  • Wellcome Trust/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellowship (01/05/2021 – 30/04/2026): “Novel multi-nuclear MRS for the assessment of cardiac energetics”. L.Valkovič. £993k. (#221805/Z/20/Z)
  • Oxford BRC3 Cluster: Technology and Big Data Pump Priming (12/2019 – 03/2020): “Cardiac Acetyl-Carnitine as a Potential Therapeutic Marker in Diabetes”. L.Valkovič. £15k.
  • Oxford BHF Centre for Research Excellence Equipment Fund (11/2019): “MR Compatible Ergometer to Facilitate Dynamic Physiological Imaging”. A.Lewandowski, L.Valkovič, D.Holdsworth, J.Rayner, B.Raman, O.Rider. £35k.
  • Annual Fund of the Austrian National Bank (01/10/2013 – 31/07/2017): “Muscle-specific oxidative metabolism of patients with peripheral arterial disease. Dynamic 31P MRS at 7 Tesla”. L.Valkovič. €197k. (#15455)
  • Bilateral Cooperation [AT – SVK] Research Grant (01/2014 – 06/2015): “Effect of exercise on pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes: Focus on MRI and MRS in skeletal muscle”. J.Ukropec, L.Valkovič. €3k. (#2013-10-15-0004)
  • Bilateral Cooperation [AT – CZE] Research Grant (02/2013 – 12/2013): “Dynamic 31P MR spectroscopy using MR ergometers”. P.Kršek, L.Valkovič. €5k. (#66p3)



ISMRM Educational Courses (part of Annual Meetings or Workshops):

  • Lecturer on Cardiac MRS (2018 – present)

University of Oxford Wellcome Centre for Clinical Neurosciences MRI Graduate Program:

  • Lecturer on X-nuclei MRS outside of brain (2017 – present)

Medical University of Vienna Clinical Neurosciences PhD Program:

  • Lecturer on Advanced MR Neuroimaging – MR Spectroscopy (2015)



Doctoral (DPhil) Projects at the University of Oxford:

  • James Kent, “Rapid B1 mapping for cardiac applications at 7T pTx systems”, (co-supervisor, 2021-present, funded by the MRC iCASE studentship with Siemens Ltd)
  • Andrew Tyler, “New acquisition and reconstruction techniques for studies of cardiac metabolism”, (co-supervisor, 2019-present, funded by the EPSRC via the ONBI CDT)
  • Moritz Hundertmark, “Modifying cardiac metabolism in Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction”, (co-supervisor, 2018-present, funded by the EMPA trial of Boeringer Ingelheim)
  • Jane Ellis, “Cardiac 31P MRS at ultra-high fields”, (co-supervisor, 2016-2020, funded by the MRC iCASE studentship with Rapid Biomedical)
  • Lucian Purvis, “Human In Vivo 31P Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy”, (co-supervisor, 2015-2018, funded by the EPSRC)


Other Projects:

  • Alison Farrar, “Measuring Changes in Human Carnosine Physiology Non-Invasively”, (short DPhil rotation project, primary supervisor, 01/2021 – 04/2021, University of Oxford)
  • Stanislav Fryštik, “Absolute Quantification of Concentration of Heart Energetic Metabolites using 31P MRS”, (Masters [Ing] project, supervisor, 09/2019 – 06/2020, University of Žilina)
  • Ina Hanninger, “Finding New Ways to Analyse the Heart using Machine Learning“, (Masters [MSc] project, co-supervisor, 09/2019 – 06/2020, University of Oxford)
  • Joe Pollacco, “New Ways of Non-invasively Probing Cardiac Metabolism”, (2nd year physics project, co-supervisor, 06/2019 – 09/2019, University of Oxford)
  • Ján Ivančík, “Measurement of muscle specific oxidative metabolism in human calf by 31P MRS”, (Masters [Mgr] project, supervisor, 09/2017 – 06/2018, Commenius University Bratislava)
  • Ján Ivančík, “Analysis software for the assessment of muscle oxidative metabolism in vivo”, (Undergraduate [BSc] project, supervisor, 09/2014 – 06/2016, Commenius University Bratislava)
  • Monika Kipfelsberger, “Measurement of oxidative muscle metabolism at ultra-high fields”, (Masters [MSc] project, primary supervisor, 09/2013 – 06/2014, Technical University of Vienna