Peter Illes - Curriculum vitae#


Education

  • 1961-1967 Study of medicine at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1967 "summa cum lauda" graduation and MD Thesis, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1977 Acquirement of the title "Candidate of Medical Sciences" of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • 1983 Habilitation for Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Leipzig
  • 1981 Medical Specialist for Pharmacology and Toxicology in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1984 "Facultas Docendi" for Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg, Germany

Positions
  • 2007- 2011 Emeritus Professor - Rudolf-Boehm-Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2009-2011 Visiting Professor - Department of Pharmacology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • 2009-2010 Founding Chief - Section of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacology, Asklepios Medical School, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1995-2007 Full Professor and Chairman - RBI of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 1999 6 months Sabbatical Term - Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre, Denver, CO, USA
  • 1985-1995 Associate Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • 1989-1990 6 moths Sabbatical Term - Department of Pharmacology, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • 1980 7 month Research Associate - Department of Pharmacology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood ILL, USA
  • 1981-1985 Assistant Professor - Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • 1977-1978 10 months Fellowship of the Swedish Institute - Department of Pharmacology, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
  • 1978-1981 Max-Planck-Fellow - Max-Planck-Insitute for Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
  • 1967-1987 Assistant Professor - Department of Pharmacology, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Honours and Awards
  • 2010 Visiting Professor of the Tongji University Medical School and Advisory Professor of the Tongji University, Shanghai, China
  • 2009 Visiting Professor of the "Cariplo Foundation" at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
  • 2004 Honorary Member of the Hungarian Pharmacological Society and recipient of the St. Georgy Award of the Hungarian Ministry for Higher Education, Hungary
  • 2003 Award of the Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
  • 2002 Carl-Reinhold-August-Wunderlich Award for the best clinical teacher at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 2000 Dr. honoris causa of the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2000 Visiting Professor of the "Volkswagen Foundation" at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre, Denver, CO, USA
  • 1999 Honorary Lecture of the "Japanese Human Science Foundation", Tokyo, Japan
  • 1992 Medal of the German Society for the Research on Pain

Invited talks: 2011 (exemplary)
  • 9th International Drug Design Science and Technology (3-6 November, Schenzen, China) - Mutagenesis studies and homology modeling of P2X3 receptors identify the agonist binding-site; possible means of developing new P2X3 receptor antagonists for pain therapy (30 min).
  • Turkish Society of Physiological Sciences and FEPS (3-7 September, Istambul, Turkey) - Physiological and pathophysiological potential of astroglial purinoceptors (30 min).
  • Physiology 2011, The Physiological Society (11-14 July, Oxford, GB) - Painful P2X3 receptors (30 min).
  • International Conference on Purinergic Drugs and Targets (July 22-25, Bonn, Germany) - Functional P2X7 receptors of mouse adult neural precursor cells (20 min).
  • Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Pain; PhD Summer School, Kuopisto University (13-16 June, Kuopisto, Finnland) - ATP receptors in the spinal cord and brain stem regions controlling pain(60 min).

Avarage yearly invitations during the past 10 years : 4-5

Present international projects:

E. Wanke, M.P. Abbracchio, P. Illes: Functional regeneration of the mesocorticolimbic dopaminergic system as a model to study novel neuroreparative strategies (Cariplo Foundation, Milan, Italy; 2009-2011).

P. Illes, A. Giniatullin: ATP signalling in motor and sensory neurons (VW-Foundation, Hannover, Germany; 2008-2011).

P. Illes, W. Nörenberg, B. Sperlagh, G. Szabo: Pathophysiological role of P2X7 receptors in the nervous system (DFG, Bonn, Germany and OTKA, Budapest, Hungary; 2010-2012)

Present national projects:

P. Illes, K. Wirkner: Communication between neurons and astrocytes via extracellular ATP and glutamate (DFG, Bonn, Germany; 2007-2010; integrated into the Research Unit FOR 748 - Neuronal and glial P2 receptors; molecular basis and functional significance).

P. Illes, T. Riedel: Involvement of P2 receptors in the modulation of nociceptive afferent stimuli (Research Unit FOR 748; DFG, Bonn, Germany; 2010-2013)

Activities
  • 2007-2010 Founding Speaker - German Research Foundation (DFG) Research Unit "Neuronal and glial P2 Receptors; molecular basis and functional significance"
  • 2000-2003 Deputy Panel Member of the Study Section "Theoretical Medicine" of the DFG
  • 2000-2009 President of the German Purine Club
  • 1996-2001 President of the German Study Group for Neuropharmacology and -toxicology
  • 1997-2004 Member of the Commission for Study Affairs of the DGPT
  • 2001-2003 Member of the Executive Board of the Section of Pharmacology of the DGPT
  • 1997-2001 Vice Chairman of the Section of Pharmacology of the DGPT
  • 2005-2007 Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
  • 2002-2009 Funding Director of the "Centre for Toxicology" of the University of Leipzig
  • 2002-2005 Chairman of the Commission for Finances and Academic Positions of the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
  • 1998-2005 Member of the Commission for Teaching at the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
  • 2005-2007 Chairman of the Research Commission of the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
  • 2002-2007 Member of the Research Commission of the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig
  • 1992-2001 Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology (Advisory Editor)
  • 2000- Neurochemistry International (Advisory Editor)
  • 2004- Purinergic Signalling (Associate Editor)
  • Reviewer for various national and international Granting Agencies

Number of MD Students supervised : 34 Number of PhD Students supervised : 16

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