Ferenc Nagy - Curriculum Vitae#

Degrees awarded:
  • 2001 Habilitation, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997 D.Sc. “Molecular mechanism of light- and circadian regulated gene expression”. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
  • 1981 Ph.D. Biochemistry and genetics. “Segregation and Recombination of Chloroplasts and Mitochondria in Nicotiana Somatic Hybrids”. József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary. Research adviser: Pál Maliga
  • 1977 M.A. Biochemistry and genetics. József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary. Mentor: Pál Maliga

Present positions:
  • 2008 - Professor of Plant Cell and System Biology, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 2006 - Deputy Director, Inst. of Plant Biology, BRC, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2004 - Honorary Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany

Management roles:
  • 2011 - present Monitoring Editor, Plant Physiology
  • 2006 - present Deputy Director, Institute of Plant Biology, BRC, Szeged, Hungary
  • 2000 - 2006 General Director, Agricultural Biotechnology Center, Gödöllő, Hungary

Membership of Learned Societies:
  • 2008-2014 Member of EMBO Council
  • 2010 Corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 Member of the German Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 Elected member of EMBO

PhD students supervised: 35

Publications: 160
Citations received: 10452
Hirsch index: 59

  • Plant Molecular Biology: photoreceptors (red/far-red absorbing phytochromes and ultraviolet light absorning UVR8)/ light controlled plant development//integration of stress and light induced signaling
  • Photobiology: structure/function of phytochromes, nucleo/cytoplasmic partitioning of phytochromes/post-translational modification/phosphorylation regulated light induced signaling
  • Chronobiology: molecular organization of the plant circadian clock-work/light regulated entrainment/
  • Optogenetics: development of plant based molecular switches for light regulated control of transcription of mammalian genes
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