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Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

 

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Dr. László Hunyady, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.


Date and Place of Birth
23rd of March, 1959; Szombathely, Hungary

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

Current Positions

2005-presentHead and Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2013-presentDean of the Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University

Positions and Postdoctoral Trainings

1983-1986Postgraduate Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Research was carried out at the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University of Medicine. Research advisor: Dr. András Spät;
1987-1989Visiting Fellow, Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, NIH; Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A. Research adviser: Dr. Kevin J. Catt;
1992-1995; 2000-2001Visiting Scholar, Endocrinology and Reproduction Research Branch, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A.;
1987-1999Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University;
1999-2004Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University;
2004-presentProfessor, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University;
2006-2013Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University
2012-2013Vice-Rector for General and Educational Affairs, Semmelweis University

Awards and Honours

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

Professional Society Membersips
 

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

Editorial Board Memberships

2005-presentActa Physiologica Hungarica
2005-presentTrends in Pharmacological Sciences
2006-2010Journal of Endocrinology
2006-presentMolecular and Cellular Endocrinology
2009-presentEndocrinology
2009-presentMolecular Endocrinology, Associate Editor

Invited Speaker or Organiser at International Meetings

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

Seminars

1994Howard Florey Institute, Melbourne, Australia;
1997National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A.;
1997St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, U.K.;
1999Free University of Brussels, Sint-Genesius Rode, Belgium;
2000Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden;
2000Department of Pharmacology, University of Vienna, Austria;
2001Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA;
2001Endocrine Grand Rounds, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, M.D., U.S.A;
2003Scientific seminarium: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, U.S.A.;
2004Collége de France, Paris, France;
2005University of Szeged, Department of Biochemistry, Szeged, Hungary;
2007University of Debrecen, Department of Biochemistry, Debrecen, Hungary;
2007Leibnitz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie, Berlin, Germany;
20101st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Semmelweis University;

Research Interests

  • Mechanism of activation of G protein-coupled receptors;
  •  Mechanism of signaling trafficking of angiotensin and cannabinoid receptors;

Updated: July 2013