A creative person who does not have the opportunity to put his ideas into reality is depressed, he loses courage and the reason for working. It is comparable to physical coercion
Michal Giboda was born on November 16, 1938 in Štefanovce in eastern Slovakia. After his graduation from high school in Vranov nad Topľou, he went to study biology and physical education in Bratislava. He graduated from the university in 1960. He was an active athlete and also worked as a coach and sports journalist. After his military service in Dukla Tábor he continued with his studies, focusing now on zoology at the School of Science at Jan Amos Komenský University in Bratislava. In 1971 he received a doctoral degree in parasitology. At that time, Michal Giboda was also successful as a documentary author and scriptwriter for the Czechoslovak Television. From 1981 he worked as a research worker in the Parasitology Institute of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in České Budějovice. In 1983 he went for a one-year work program to the Czechoslovak hospital in Cambodia. In the following years he was involved in a number of scientific programs and he spent many years abroad (Cambodia for the second time, Laos, Yemen, Cuba) studying tropical parasites. He received many awards abroad for his scientific work. In the 1990s he worked as the head of the department of microbiology at the San Juan Bautista School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He is the author of nearly ninety scientific publications. Currently he leads the civic organization Dialogue of Science and Art and he is a member of the Journalists Syndicate of the Czech Republic.