Gabor Geza Kovacs#

Gabor Geza Kovacs
Email:gabor.kovacs 'at'
Membership Number:4787
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • Oct 2011/Currently Leader of the Austria Prion Disease Reference Center, Vienna, Austria
  • Aug 2007/currently Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Neuropathology, Inst. of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  • May 2016/September 2016 Visiting Scholar, Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania, Phil. USA
  • April 2007/July 2007 Visiting Prof., Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA
  • Oct 2004/currently Consultant leader of the Hungarian Prion Disease Reference Center, Hungary
  • Jan 2003/Aug 2007 Head of Department, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dept. of Neuropathology, Hungary
  • Juni 2000/Juni 2002 Resident in Neuropathology, Institute of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Oct 1994/Dec 2002 Clinical doctor in the Department of Neurology, Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neuropathology
  • Prion diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Electron microscopy
  • Morphology
  • Genotype/phenotype correlations
  • Pathogenesis
  • Neuroglia in neurodegenerative conditions
  • Body-fluid biomarkers
  • Selective vulnerability
  • Brain ageing and development

Honours and Awards
  • 2002 Gedeon Richter Prize (Budapest, Hungary)
  • 2007 Erste Bank Prize (Vienna, Austria)
  • 2009 Cavanagh Award (British Neuropathological Society; UK)
  • 2018 Karl-Golser Award (Südtirol, Italy)

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