Miklós Kellermayer - Biography#

Miklós Kellermayer graduated in medicine (1988) and earned his PhD (1998) at the University of Pécs, Hungary. Having had international research experience in single-molecule biophysics (1989-1993 University of Washington, Seattle; 1995-1997 Washington State University, Pullman; 1998 University of Oregon, Eugene; 2001 University of California, Berkeley), he currently focuses on nanobiotechnology, biomolecular mechanics, cytoskeletal nanobiology, protein folding and misfolding, and the nanomechanics of lipid and viral systems. Since 2008 he is the chairman of the Department of Biophysics and Radiation Biology at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He served as the university's Vice Rector for Science, Innovation and International Affairs (2009-2012) and the Vice Dean of the Medical School (2013-2015). He established and supervises the Georg von Békésy Biophysics Research Center that houses state-of-the-art instrumentation for the imaging and manipulation from single molecules to small-animal organisms. He is currently the president of the Biophysics Subgroup of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Vice President of the Hungarian Biophysical Society. He was recently elected the Dean of the Medical Faculty at Semmelweis University for the period of 2019-2014. He has tutored 11 PhD graduates. He is a Howard Hughes Medical School International Alumnus and has authored more than one hundred original research papers.

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