Mgr. Barbora Tarabová, Ph.D. [ Scientific Worker, Department of Pulse Plasma Systems ]

Place: Pulse Plasma Systems Bldg., Office: E 101
Tel.: (+420) 266 053114

Research Interests


2013-2019PhD. in Biophysics
Faculty of mathematics, physics and informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava
Investigation of cold air plasma generation of aqueous reactive oxygen and nitrogen species with focus on their detection and related antibacterial effects
2010-2012MSc. in Biomedical physics
Faculty of mathematics, physics and informatics, Comenius University in Bratislava
Mechanisms of the interaction of plasma with microbial cells and related chemical effects in water

Research experience

3/2019-6/2019Research visiting fellowship
Department of Chemical Sciences and Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
2/2015-5/2015Visiting researcher
ZIK plasmatis, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), Greifswald, Germany
2/2014-5/2014Visiting researcher
ZIK plasmatis, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP), Greifswald, Germany

Research projects

2019-2021 Characteristics of chemically reactive liquids produced by non-equilibrium plasma
Provider: Czech Science Foundation; Project ID: GA19-25026S

List of Publications

2023Kwiatkowski M., Terebun P., Kučerová K., Tarabová B., Koval'ová Z., Lavrikova A., Machala Z., Hensel K., Pawłat J.: Evaluation of Selected Properties of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Jet. Materials 16 [3] (2023) č. článku 1167. E.
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2022Jirásek V., Tarabová B., Lukeš P.: Treatment of phenylalanine and tyrosine in phosphate-buffered saline by plasma-supplied oxygen atoms: Chemical characterization and bactericidal effects. Plasma Processes and Polymers 19 [11] (2022) č. článku 2200079.
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2021Jirásek V., Koval'ová Z., Tarabová B., Lukeš P.: Leucine modifications by He/O2 plasma treatment in phosphate-buffered saline: Bactericidal effects and chemical characterization. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics 54 [50] (2021) č. článku 505206.
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 Tarabová B., Tampieri F., Maran E., Marotta E., Ostrihoňová A., Krewing M., Machala Z.: Chemical and antimicrobial effects of air non-thermal plasma processing of fresh apple juice with focus on safety aspects. Foods 10 [9] 2055 (2021) [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
2019Tarabová B., Lukeš P., Hammer M. U., Jablonowski H., von Woedtke T., Reuter S., Machala Z.: Fluorescence measurements of peroxynitrite/peroxynitrous acid in cold air plasma treated aqueous solutions. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 21 [17] (2019) 8883-8896. E.
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 Pawlat J., Terebun P., Kwiatkowski M., Tarabová B., Kovaľová Z., Kučerová K., Machala Z., Janda M., Hensel K.: Evaluation of oxidative species in gaseous and liquid phase generated by mini-gliding arc discharge. Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing 39 [3] (2019) 627-643  [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
 Machala Z., Tarabová B., Sersenová D., Janda M., Hensel K.: Chemical and antibacterial effects of plasma activated water: correlation with gaseous and aqueous reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, plasma sources and air flow conditions. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 52 [3] 034002 (2019) [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
2018Tarabová B., Lukeš P., Janda M., Hensel K., Šikurová L., Machala Z.: Specificity of detection methods of nitrites and ozone in aqueous solutions activated by air plasma. Plasma Processes and Polymers 15 e1800030 (2018) [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
2016Bruggeman P.J., Kushner M.J., Locke B.R., Gardeniers J.G.E., Graham w.G., Graves D.B., Hofman-Caris R.C.H.M., Maric D., Reid J.P., Ceriani E., Fernandez Rivas D., Foster J.E., Garrick S.C., Gorbanev Y., Hamaguchi S., Iza F., Jablonowski H., Klimova E., Kolb J., Krcma F., Lukes P., Machala Z., Marinov I., Mariotti D., Mededovic Thagard S., Minakata D., Neyts E.C., Pawlat J., Petrovic Z.Lj., Pflieger R., Reuter S., Schram D.C., Schröter S., Shiraiwa M., Tarabová B., Tsai P.A., Verlet J.R.R., von Woedtke T., Wilson K.R., Yasui K., Zvereva G.: Plasma-liquid interactions: a review and roadmap. Plasma Sources Science and Technology 25 053002 (2016) 59pp [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
2015Hensel K., Kučerová K., Tarabová B., Janda M., Machala Z., Sano K., Mihai C. T., Gorgan L. D., Jijie R., Pohoata V., Topala I.: Effects of air transient spark discharge and helium plasma jet on water, bacteria, cells and biomolecules. Biointerphases 10 [2] 029515 (2015) [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
2013Machala Z., Tarabová B., Hensel K., Špetlíková E., Šikurová L., Lukeš P.: Formation of ROS and RNS in Water Sprayed through Transient Spark Discharge in Air and Their Bactericidal Effects. Plasma Processes and Polymers 10 [7](2013) 649-659  [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]
2012Machala Z., Tarabova B., Pelach M., Šipoldová Z., Hensel K., Janda M., Šikurová L. : Bio-Decontamination of Water and Surfaces by DC Discharges in Atmospheric Air. Chapter 3 in: Plasma for Bio-decontamination, Medicine and Food Security, Dordrecht: Springer, ISBN 978-94-007-28561-6 [ Abstract ] [ Link ] [ DOI ]