Rastislav Horos D.V.M., Ph.D.


Dr. Rastislav Horos is the Chief Technology Officer at Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH. He has a proven track record in designing and delivering successful innovative approaches to better understanding fundamental biology and disease pathogenesis. His area of expertise lies in next-generation sequencing, small RNA biochemistry, assay development and biomarker discovery from liquid biopsies. 

Rastislav applies his molecular biology expertise to developing and implementing novel technologies while leading Hummingbird’s laboratory team.

Prior to joining Hummingbird, Rastislav worked as a postdoctoral fellow then staff scientist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, where he specialized in autophagy, metabolism, small RNA biology and RNA-protein complexes biochemistry. His work resulted in a patent covering autophagy modulation by small RNA.

Rastislav earned his D.V.M. degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice, Slovakia and completed his Ph.D. in molecular hematology at the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, Netherlands.