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Susanna Fürst

Susanna Fürst

Susanna Fürst

Phone: +36 1 210 29 30/56122, 56270, 56273

E-mail:furst

University education:
1957-1963 Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine (MD), Budapest, Hungary

Workplace:
1963- Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine,
Semmelweis University

Previous positions:
1963-1966 Scientific researcher, Chinoin Pharmaceutical Factory, Budapest, Hungary
1966-1973 Assistant professor in Pharmacology, teacher in Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy
1973-1991 Associated professor in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University of Medicine
1991-1994 Full professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University of Medicine,
1994-1997 Professor of contract, Univ. of Bologna, Department of Pharmacology (Italy)
l994-2004 Head of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University
2004-2009 Full professor of Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University of Medicine
2009- professor emeritus

Scientific degree:
1973 Ph.D. thesis (“On the mode of action of various classes of pain killing agents”)
1993 Doctor of Medical Sciences (D.Sc) of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Thesis: “The functional importance of heterogeneity of opioid receptors.”) 1994
1994 Med. Habil.
1994 Specialist in Clinical Pharmacology

Educational activities
Graduate education
1963-1994    Extensive teaching experience (seminar, lecture, examination)
1994-Lecturer in Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University in Hungarian and English languages

Textbooks
Textbook of Pharmacology (Editor: Fürst, S.: 1998; 2001, Medicina, Budapest, Hungary)
Textbook of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy, (Co-editor: K. Gyires and S. Fürst, 2007, Medicina, Budapest, Hungary)
Textbook of Basic Pharmacology, (Co-editor: K. Gyires and S. Fürst 2011, Medicina, Budapest, Hungary

New subject
Introduction and organization of Clinical Pharmacology, a new compulsory subject, with a new study program, for one extra semester, for 3th year students of Faculty of Medicine (1998).

Postgraduate education
Examiner for D.Sc, Ph.D., candidates. Opponent of Ph.D., D.Sc. thesises.
University School of Ph.D. studies
Specialist examination:
1986-1996 Member of Examination Board for Specialist in Clinical pharmacology
1994- Chairperson of Examination Board for Specialist in Clinical pharmacology
1999- Ph.D. program “24th Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology”. 1. Drug and mechanism-oriented pharmacodynamic studies (Head)

Membership /presidency of University councils/committees
1981-1992 Chairman of Board of Entrance Examinations for Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University of Medicine
1985-1991 Elected member of University Council (Senate) of Semmelweis University
1991-1997 Member of Board of Education and Curriculum of Medical Faculty
1991-1994 Elected member of Council of Medical Faculty, Semmelweis University
1994-1997 Elected Chairperson of Board of Teaching Affairs of Medical Faculty
1997-2004 Chairperson of Committee on Education and Curriculum of Medical Faculty
2004-2006 Member of Board of Education and Curriculum of Medical Faculty

Memberships and Chairmanships in professional societies
1992-2007 Board member of Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
2007- Chairman of Ethics Committee for Clinical Pharmacology (National Medical Research Council)
2007-2008 Member of Ethics Committee for Scientific Research (National Medical Research Council)
2007-2009 President elect of Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
2009- President of Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Member
Pharmacological Committee of Hungarian Academy of Sciences Medical Scientific Council
Substances of Drug Abuse and Drug Dependence Committee
Hungarian Neuroscience Association
Hungarian Society for Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy
Hungarian Psychopharmacological Association
Hungarian Physiological Society
European Neuroscience Association
Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum
International Narcotic Research Club

Editorial experience
1984-  Neuropsychopharmacologica Hungarica
1985- Current Medicinal Chemistry (Associate Editor)
1986-1992 Member of Editorial Board of Algologia (Italy)
1987-1990 Member of Editorial Board of Medical Science Monitor

Awards
1998: Széchenyi Professorship (Hungarian)
1999: Issekutz award
2000: Cross of Honour Donated by the President of the Hungarian Republic
2007: Vályi NagyTibor award

Scientific activities
My early scientific interest was non steroidal antiinflammatory agents and I was one of the participants (Head: professor J.Knoll) elaborating a new analgesic drug registered in Hungary and in numerous other countries (Rimazolium, Probon). My interest has later extended to opioid analgesics. I showed, that opioid antagonists are able to prevent the actions of non-opioid central nervous system depressants, like barbiturates. To study structure-activity relationships of new semisynthetic (heterocyclic) morphine derivatives became my dominating interest. Work has been directed towards the assessments of their antinociceptive actions and characterization of their pharmacological profile, main and side effects, their tolerance and dependence producing capacity, and receptor specificity in vivo and in vitro. The consequences  of perinatal drug (opioids, stimulants ) exposition on maternal and offspring behaviour  and on the late vulnerability were studied in rats. In the last decade in collaboration with Austrian, German, Polish and Swedish groups we described a new family of heterocyclic morphine derivatives producing peripheral site of antinociceptive action in the frame of an European Committee  sponsored project (2000-2005: EU-5 (EPILA, QLRT-1999 02234). Quality of Life and Living Resources, Key Action No 6.1 The Ageing Population and Their Disabilities. “Opioid Treatment of Chronic Pain and Inflammation of the Locomotor System.”

Scholarships, visits, collaborations
1969 Istituto Superiore di Sanita, Dept.of Pharmacol. Róma (Prof.I.Longo) 6 weeks
1972 Sauba Laboratoire, Paris (Dr.J.M.Melon) Servier Laboratoire, Paris, 3 weeks
1975 Department of Anesthesiology Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, (Prof.F.F.Földes) 4 month
1977 University of Moscow, Department of Pharmacology (Prof.D.Harkevics) 2 weeks
1980 University of Firenze, Inst.Pharmacology (Prof.A.Bartholini) 1 month
1982, Visiting professor, University of Catania, Department of Pharmacology (Prof.S.Ferri) 1 month
1985-1987 visiting professor, University of Bologna, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy (prof S.Ferri, prof G.Biagi, prof P.Romualdi) 1-1 month
1991 Visiting professor, University of New-Delhi, Department of Pharmacology 2 weeks
1991 Visiting professor, University of Bombay, Department of Pharmacological Research, 2 weeks
1992-2007 Several short visit, invited lectures in universities of Italy, Germany and Austria.

Collaborations:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Dept. of Anesthesiology, (prof FF Foldes ) New York, USA
University of Firenze, Inst. Pharmacology (Prof. A. Bartholini) Firenze, Italy
University of Bologna, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy (Prof. S. Ferri, Prof. G. Biagi, Prof. P. Romualdi) Bologna, Italy
Leopold-Franzens Univ., Inst. für Organische und Pharmazeutische Chemie, (Prof. H. Schmiedhammer) Innsbruck, Austria
University of Helsinki, Central Hospital, Dept. of Anesthesiology (Prof. L.L. Ahtee) Helsinki, Finland
RI International National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Menlo Park, (I. Berzetei) California, USA
Geraldine Brush Cancer Research Institute California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, (Prof. N.M. Lee) San Francisco, USA
University of Kiel, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology (Prof. L. Beres) Kiel, Germany
Martin Luther University, Department of Organic Chemistry (Prof. W. Brandt), Halle, Germany
Karolinska Institute, (Prof. A. Kreicbergs) Stockholm, Sweden
University of Leipzig, Rudolph Boehm Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, (Prof. P. Illes), Leipzig, Germany
University of Coimbra, Department of Biochemistry, (Prof. R.Cunha) Coimbra, Portugal

Scientometric data
Number of papers in peer-refereed international journals: 175
Number of papers in Hungarian journals: 21
Cumulative impact factor: 220
Number of citations: 1065
Number of independent citations: 764
Hirsch-index: 19 (calculated from independent citations: 14)
Book chapters: 14