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Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs

Dr.György Bagdy, Pharm.D., Ph.D, D.Sc.33387_bagdy_gyorgy

Citizenship:
Hungarian

Date and place of birth:
July 31, 1955, Budapest, Hungary

Emailbagdy.gyorgy@pharma.semmelweis-univ.hu

 

 

 

Current positions

2008 – ongoing Head and Professor of   Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacodynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Semelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2013 – ongoing  Head of MTA-SE    Neuropsychopharmacology  and  Neurochemistry Research Group  Hungarian Academy of
Science and
Semmelweis
University, Budapest,
Hungary


Education and Career

1974-79   Semmelweis University of Medicine,  Faculty of Pharmacy, Budapest, Hungary
1979 Diploma in Pharmacy Semmelweis University of Medicine,  Faculty of Pharmacy, Budapest, Hungary
1981 Doctor in Pharmacology and Toxicology Semmelweis University of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, Budapest, Hungary
1981 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Psychopharmacology, National Institute of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Budapest, Hungary
1983 Specialty Exam in Pharmacology and Toxicology OTKI and Semmelweis University, Budapest of Medicine, Hungary
1986 – 89 Fogarty Visiting Fellow Section on Clinical Neuropharmacology, Laboratory of Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
1989 – 90 Research Consultant Clinical Neuroendocrinology Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
1992 PhD in Medicine Candidate of Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1994 Chief Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Experimental Medicine, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary
1998 Habilitation Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary
1999 Doctor of Sciences, thesis “Serotonergic regulation of the nervous and hormonal systems” Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
2002 Scientific Director National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary
2007 Research Professor Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Head Department of Pharmacodynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2010 Full Professor Department of Pharmacodynamics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary


Career-Related Activities

1988 – Organization of international conferences, invited lectures, consultations, reviewer/referee work for international journals
1995 – Council member, Ph.D. Program of Semmelweis University of Medicine, “The neurobiological basis of neuropsychiatric disorders” Budapest, Hungary
1994 – 1998 Secretary of the Scientific and Educational Board, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary
1999 – 2002 Head of the Scientific and Educational Commettee, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary
2000 Core and council member, supervisor, Doctoral School of Mental Health Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest
2000 Supervisor, Szentágothai János Doctoral School of Neurosciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest
2012 Member, Expert Commette on Medical Sciences, Hungarian Accreditation Commette
2013 Head, MTA-SE Neuropsychopharmacology and Neurochemistry Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Science and Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Supervisor, Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Semmelweis University, Budapest
2014 Member, Commette on Medicine and Health Sciences, Hungarian Rector’s Conference


Research specialty and field of outstanding interest

Pharmacology of the central nervous system
Endocrine side-effects in psycho- and neuropharmacology
Serotonergic mechanisms in neuroendocrine regulation
Physiology and pharmacology of serotonin
Neuronal and functional damage caused by ecstasy
Depression and anxiety: genomic and systems approach
Regulation of sleep

 

Most important international research grants

EU 5. FWP, RTD, Quality of Life, Neurosciences, MDMA-induced neuronal damage and behavioural consequences, QLRT-CT-2002-00809
EU 6. FWP, Life Sciences and Health: „New molecules in mood disorders: a genomic, neurobiological and systems approach in animal models and human disorder”. NEWMOOD, LSHM-CT-2004-503474

Publications

~200 Journal Articles
Over 3750 independent citations on these works
Cumulative impact factor:                                                                                                      458
Hirsch-index:                                                                                                                            40

 

Major achievements, functions

1999 Member, Editorial Board Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
2006 Member, Editorial Board International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
2009 Member, Scientific Council Semmelweis University
2010 Member Jury on Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Research Fund (OTKA)
2011 Secretary 3rd Doctoral Committee of Section of Medical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Science
2012 Member, Editorial Board European Neuropsychopharmacology
2012 – 2014 President Committee on Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2013 – ongoing Member Academia Europea
2013 – ongoing Representative of Doctors Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2 of the supervised 16 Ph.D. students with degree earned “Junior Prima Award” in the category of science


Honours and Awards

1988                         Honour of the Secretary of Health
2009                         Excellent PhD Supervisor Award, Semmelweis University
2010                         Tivadar Huzella Award and Medal, Semmelweis  University
2012                          Academy Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2014                         Issekutz Award and Medal, the Hungarian Society of
                        Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology


Foreign languages

English speaking and writing fluently, experienced lecturer
German low intermediate