Imre Vass#


Imre Vass
Email:vass.imre 'at' brc.mta.hu
Membership Number:4003
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:ivass
Homepage: http://www.brc.hu/plant_molecular_stress_and_photobiology.php




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000 - present Director, Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1998 - 2000 Scientific advisor, Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1997 - 1999 Visiting professor (12 months in total), Dept. Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
  • 1993 - 1998 Deputy director, Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1991 - 1993 Senior researcher (group leader), Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1989 - 1991 Visiting scientist, Institute of Biochemistry, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • 1991 - 1993 Resarcher (staff scientist), Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1984 - 1986 Visiting Scientist, Solar Energy Research Group, RIKEN, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1975 - 1987 Assistant lecturer, Lecturer, Department of Theoretical Physics, Attila Jozsef University, Szeged, Hungary

Fields of Scholarship
  • Photosynthetic light energy conversion and utilization
  • Photosynthetic electron transport
  • Structure and function of the Photosystem II complex
  • In silico modeling of Photosystem II
  • Renewable energy production by photosynthetic systems
  • Photodamage of the photosynthetic appartus by visible and UV light
  • Role of reactive oxygen species in photooxidative stress in photosynthetic systems
  • Environmental stress responses of plants, algae and cyanobacteria

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer's Cross, for scientific achievements
  • 2010 - 2012 Hungarian-New Zealand Intergovernmental S & T Cooperation Programme Grant
  • 2008 - 2010 Hungarian-Australian Intergovernmental S & T Cooperation Programme Grant
  • 2003 - 2005 Hungarian-French Intergovernmental S & T Cooperation Programme Grant
  • 1998 Honorary Professor, University of Szeged
  • 1997 Széchenyi Professor Award (Education Ministry of Hungary)
  • 1993 - 1995 British Council - Hungarian Academy of Sciences Joint Fund Grant
  • 1993 Straub prize of BRC, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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