Date and place of birth: May 29, 1952; Budapest
Languages: Hungarian, English, German
Address: Dept. Org. Chem., Semmelweis Univ., Hőgyes u. 7, Budapest, 1092
- M.S. (Synthetic Organic Chemistry) Technical University Budapest, 1970-1975;
- M. Litt. (Doctor title) Technical University Budapest 1980;
- Degree in Medicinal Chemistry Technical University Budapest 1979-1981;
- Habilitation, A. Szent-Györgyi Univ., Szeged 1997;
- C.Sc., D.Sc. Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
- Fellowship of the A.v. Humboldt-Foundation (Germany): Inst. für Organische Chemie und Biochemie der Univ. Bonn (H. Wamhoff) 1982-1984 (18 months), 1989, 1990 (6 months);
- Fellowship of the Ciba-Geigy Foundation for Promotion of Sciences Japan: Inst. for Chem. Res. of Univ. Kyoto (K. Tanaka) 1992-93 (12 months);
- Fellowship of the Australian Natl. University: John Curtin School of Medical Research (G. Barlin) Canberra 1993 (1 month), 1994 (3 months).
- Visiting Professor at University Cagliari 2010-2011 (4 months); Visiting Professor at National University Singapore (January, 2013) for delivering courses in Medicinal Chemistry, invited by host universities
Institute for Drug Research
1975-97, last position: Head of Division (100-Staff)
Semmelweis University, Department of Organic Chemistry,
Semmelweis University, Drug Discovery and Safety Centre,
Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology,
- 1999-2007 Chair of the Division of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry of the Hungarian Chemical Society (re-elected twice). 2007-2011 President of the Hungarian Chemical Society. 2002-2006 Member of the Council of Scientists, INTAS (EU, Brussels; re-elected).
- International Advisory Board of ChemMedChem. Associate Editor of Future Med. Chem.
- 2004-2010 Member of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of Education and Training Committee of European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (re-elected).
- Member of Medicinal Chemistry Subcommittee of IUPAC.
- Member of ACS.
- Co-Founder and Board member of Paul Ehrlich MedChem Euro-PhD Network.
More than 20 years experiences in delivering main lectures (Organic chemistry and Medicinal chemistry) in teaching courses for pharmaceutical and chemistry students, more recently for students in Infobionics, Medical Biotechnology at graduate and postgraduate leveles. Seminars in special topics with the same subjects. Supervision of PhD students. All teaching activities (in Hungarian, English) include domestic and foreign Universities. Invited lecturer for many courses/seminars.
Medicinal chemistry of cardiovascular, central nervous systems and amine oxidases; molecular modeling and synthesis of biologically active compounds. Synthetic and mechanistic chemistry of pyridazines and nitrogen containing heterocyclic systems.
Publications, conferences and editorial activities:
160 original papers, 1 book (Organic Chemistry, in Hungarian), 9 chapters (2 in Hungarian, 7 in English) in various books, and 24 patented inventions (in most of them as main inventor).
>300 presentations (including many invited lectures) at National and International Scientific Meetings. Seminars and courses at various universities worldwide.
Chairman: 5th International Symposium on the Chemistry and Pharmacology of Pyridazines; Hungarian-German-Italian-Polish Joint Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry (2001). Metabolic Disorders: From Bench to Bedside (2008); Biennial Natl. Meeting of Hungarian Chemists (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007). Hungarian Natl Chem. Meeting (2011). Co-chairman: XXIth European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry (2004); Workshop on alpha2-Adrenoceptors (2006); Joint Meeting on Medicinal Chemistry (10 European countries, 2009); ICOS-20 (2014).
Guest Editor: THEOCHEM (2000/1-2); Acta Pharm. Hung. (2001/1); Curr. Med. Chem. (2004/1), Curr. Org. Chem. (2006/2); Future Med. Chem. (2010).
Zemplén-Prize, Hungarian Academy of Sciences 1989. ‘Nívó’-Prize, Hungarian Chemical Society, 1996. Genius Prize, Committee of the Hungarian Inventors, (twice) 1996, 1998. Jedlik Ányos Prize, Hungarian Patent Office, 2002. Kazay Prize, Hungarian Pharmaceutical Society, 2004. Than Károly Prize, Hungarian Chemical Society, 2005. Náray-Szabó Gábor Prize, Hungarian Chemical Society, 2006. Bruckner Prize, Hungarian Academy of Sciences 2009. PhD-Educational Prize, Semmelweis University, 2011.