Participation at the Vascular Biology Summer School 2022

The Vascular Biology Summer School 2022, a joint event of the European Vascular Biology Organisation and the European Microcirculation Society was organized online between June 13-15, 2022. Anna Törteli attended the event as a PhD student, and Dr. Eszter Farkas contributed to the summer school as a member of the organizing committee and as a speaker. The summer school provided postgraduate students and junior postdoctoral scientists an opportunity to gain insight into the key questions and cutting-edge methodologies in vascular biology.

MTA kiváló kutatóhely
The Institute of Biology was awarded the title of ‘MTA Centre of Excellence’

Based on the proposal of the Academy’s Research Institute Evaluation Council, the Institute of Biology (Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged) was awarded the title ‘MTA Centre of Excellence’. The Institute of Biology is entitled to use the qualification for the coming five years.
The award certificate was received by Dr. Attila Gácser, the Head of the Institute of Biology, from Dr. Tamás Freund, the President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. László Hunyadi, the Chairman of the Research Institute Evaluation Council, in the Ceremonial Hall of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Scholarship for Young Talents of the Nation

An application titled „Interaction of NMDA receptor signaling and cerebral edema formation after ischemic stroke” submitted by our colleague Dr. Rita Frank to the 2022 Scholarship for Young Talents of the Nation by the Human Resource Support Management Office has been awarded. With the financial support, Rita will participate in the ’5th International Conference on Spreading Depolarizations (iCSD)’ conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.
Congratulations for the achievement!

Barzcánfalvi TDK
TDK presentation award

Gábor Barczánfalvi, a second year MSc biology student working on a student science project at our Department has won second prize for his presentation at the 36rd Student Science Study Group Conference, Faculty of Science and Informatics Local Conference, 2022 Spring, Section: Biology II – Neurophysiology. The project supervisor has been Prof. Dr. Károly Gulya. Congratulations for the achievement!

Rita Kuffler
Stephen W. Kuffler Publication Scholarship

A publication titled „Malignant astrocyte swelling and impaired glutamate clearance drive the expansion of injurious spreading depolarization foci” submitted by our colleague Dr. Rita Frank to the 2022 call for the Stephen W. Kuffler Publication Prize has been awarded. The awards ceremony will take place in the main building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences this fall.
Congratulations for the achievement!

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Our courses in the BSc and MSc biology program are given at the Biology Institute of the Faculty of Science and Informatics. We also contribute to the medical education with elective courses, and teach biology in the pre-medical program at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School. Our required and elective courses are given in Hungarian and English. The study material focuses on topics in cell biology and molecular biology. We teach a foundation course in the postgraduate program and provide project supervision to several PhD students.

Three productive research groups pursue experimental projects in the field of stem cell research, neuroinflammatory processes, and the cellular pathomechanisms of acute cerebrovascular diseases. We conduct basic and translational research. Our research is integrated into dynamic national and international collaborative networks.

Our experienced staff members are dedicated to education and research. Our goal is to provide up-to-date teaching material and to build a firm basis in cell biology - a dynamically evolving field of science. We would like to promote an experimental, scientific approach to learning, and make research and academic careers attractive to students.

Eszter Farkas

Dr. Eszter Farkas
associate professor
head of department