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Head of the Department

 hunyady-laszlo

László Hunyady M.D., Ph.D.,  D.Sc.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY:

1983 M.D., Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary;
1992 Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;
1997 Habilitation, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary.
2000 D.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;
2012 Member of Academia Europaea
2012 Research Professor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Semmelweis University

CURRENT POSITIONS:

2005– Head and Professor of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary.
2006-2012 Vice Dean of Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
2012– Vice-Rector for General Affairs, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

POSITIONS and POSTDOCTORAL TRAININGS:

1983-86 Postgraduate Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Research was carried out at the Semmelweis University of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary. Research adviser: Dr. András Spät;
1987-89 Visiting Fellow, Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, NIH; Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A. Research adviser: Dr. Kevin J. Catt;
1992-95, 2000-01 Visiting Scholar, Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A.;
1987-99 Assistant Professor, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary;
1999-2004 Associate Professor, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary;
2004– Professor of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology, Budapest, Hungary;

AWARDS and HONORS:

1984 Mihály Gerendás Memorial Award for young biochemists by the Hungarian Biochemical Society;
1995 International Research Scholar Award by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute;
1997 Széchenyi Scholarship by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education;
1998 Richter Gedeon Research Prize by the Semmelweis University of Medicine;
2000 Visiting Professor, St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, U.K.
2000 Tivadar Huzella Award and Medal by the Semmelweis University;
2004-2010 Elected Representative of the Doctors of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
2004 Outstanding Mentor of Research Students Award by the Semmelweis University.
2005 Master Professor Gold Medal by the National Council of Scientific Students’ Associations, Hungary.
2007 Academy Award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
2010 Member (Corresponding), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary;

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:

1982 Hungarian Physiological Society,
1998 Executive Committee, Hungarian Physiological Society,
2006-2010 General Secretary, Hungarian Physiological Society;
2010-2014 President, Hungarian Physiological Society;
1990 Hungarian Endocrinology and Metabolism Society;
2010 Executive committee, Hungarian Endocrinology and Metabolism Society;
1991 The Endocrine Society (U.S.A.);
1997 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology;
2007 Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology;
2011 European Society of Endocrinology;
2011 Science Committee, European Society of Endocrinology;

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIPS:

2005– Acta Physiologica Hungarica
2005– Trends in Pharmacological Sciences
2006-2010 Journal of Endocrinology
2006– Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
2009– Endocrinology
2009– Molecular Endocrinology, Associate Editor

INVITED SPEAKER or ORGANIZER at INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS:

1992 Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin, Oxnard, C.A., U.S.A.;
1994 Speaker, International Society of Nephrology Forefronts of Nephrology Symposium on “Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Renin-Angiotensin Synthesis and Release”, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia;
1998 Speaker, Function and Clinical Perspectives of Angiotensin AT1 receptors: Cardiovascular and Renal Function in Health and Disease, Budapest, Hungary;
1998 Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin, Ventura, C.A., U.S.A.;
1999 Speaker and organizer of Workshop B at the 9th Meeting of the European Neuroendocrine Association, Odense, Denmark;
2000 Organizer of the Ion Channels and Molecular Physiology special topic at the Joint meeting of the Physiological Society and the Hungarian Physiological Society, Budapest, Hungary;
2002 Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin, Barga, Italy;
2002 Speaker, 10th Meeting of the European Neuroendocrine Association, Munich, Germany;
2002 Speaker and symposium organizer, 4th Meeting of the International Congress of Pathophysiology, Budapest, Hungary.
2003 Speaker, Symposium on the “Fifty years of aldosterone” Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
2003 Speaker, Symposium on the “Renin-angiotensin system from the molecule to the bedside” Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
2003 Invited speaker: Collége de France (Paris, France)
2005 Speaker, 6th International Congress of the Worldwide Hungarian Medical Academy (WHMA), Budapest, Hungary.
2006 Speaker: National Medical Center, Endocrine Course (Budapest)
2006 Session chair: 8th European Congress of Endocrinology (Glasgow, U.K.)
2006 Speaker: Symposium on Adrenergic Receptors, Visegrád, Hungary
2006 Speaker: Informatio Medicata, Budapest, Hungary
2007 Speaker, Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin, Ventura, USA;
2010 Discussion Leader, Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin, Ventura, USA;
2010 Speaker, Hungarian Society for Endocrinology and Metabolism, Videgrád,
2010 Organizer, Semmelweis Symposium, Budapest
2011 Symposium chair, ENDO 2011, 93rd Annual Meeting of The Endocrine Society, Boston, MA

SEMINARS:

1994 Howard Florey Institute, Melbourne, Australia;
1997 National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A.;
1997 St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, U.K.;
1999 Free University of Brussels, Sint-Genesius Rode, Belgium.
2000 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2000 Department of Pharmacology, University of Vienna, Austria
2001 Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA
2001 Endocrine Grand Rounds, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A
2003 Scientific seminarium: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.)
2004 Collége de France (Paris, France)
2005 University of Szeged, Dept. of Biochemistry, Szeged, Hungary
2007 University of Debrecen, Dept. of Biochemistry, Debrecen, Hungary
2007 Leibnitz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, (Berlin, Germany)
2010 1st Department of Pathology, Semmelweis University, Budapest,

RESEARCH INTERSETS:

Mechanism of activation of G protein-coupled receptors.
Mechanisms of signaling and trafficking of angiotensin and cannabinoid receptors.

List of Publications:  in MTMT scientific data base