Edith Olah#

Membership Number:3219
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1986 - present First and current Head, Department of Molecular Genetics, National Institute of Oncology (NIO), Budapest, Hungary
  • 1995 - present Invited Professor of Molecular Genetics, Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1992 - present Human geneticist (h.c.), Haynal Imre Postgraduate Medical School, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1986 - 1992 Visiting Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine (IUPUI), Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 1978 - 1986 Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1977 - 1978 Visiting researcher with Dr. George Weber, Laboratory for Experimental Oncology, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 1974 - 1977 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology and Tissue Culture, NIO, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1970 - 1974 Pre-Doctoral Fellow with Dr. István Pályi, Research Institute of Oncopathology, Budapest, Hungary

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular cancer research
  • Cancer susceptibility genes in breast-ovarian, colorectal and other cancers
  • Cancer risk conferred by BRCA1/2 mutations
  • Identification of new cancer risk modifier genes in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers
  • Metabolic reprogramming of cancer (functional studies in cell cultures)

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Fellow, European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • 2008 Honorary Member, European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • 2007 Member (Corr.), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Medical Division)
  • 2003 AACR plaque by President of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for international leadership
  • 2001 Krompecher Award, Hungarian Cancer Society
  • 2001 Szentágothai János Award, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1999 George Weber Foundation Award
  • 1999 Széchenyi Professor fellowship
  • 1990 Fellow, National Institute of Health (USA)

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