Edith Olah - Curriculum Vitae#


Professor of Molecular Genetics
Head, Dept Molecular Genetics; National Institute of Oncology, Budapest, Hungary

SCIENTIFIC DEGREES:
  • Member, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) (2007)
  • D.Sc. on molecular cell biology and oncology, HAS (1992)
  • PhD (genetics), Eötvös L Univ, Budapest, Hungary (1974)

RESEARCH INTEREST:
1) Molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis with a focus on genetic predisposition to cancer 2) Cancer susceptibility genes in Central-Eastern Europe
OTHER ACTIVITY:

Genetic testing for inherited cancer risk (breast & colorectal)

PUBLICATIONS:

Author of 137 peer-reviewed papers, mostly on molecular cancer genetics. Over 4000 citations, H-index 37 (IF= 407.594)

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS IN RUNNING CANCER SOCIETIES and ORGANIZATIONS in last decade:
  • President, European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
  • Chair, Eur Coalition for Biom Res
  • Coordinator, Central and Eastern European Cancer Genetics Network
  • Consultant/Reviewer, European Commission
  • Chair, Eur Study Group for Cell Proliferation/Eur Cell Proliferation Soc
  • Chair, Fellowship Comm, Int Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
  • President, Hungarian Cancer Society
  • Chair/Member, COMMITTEES of Am Assoc Cancer Res (AACR), incl. those on Scientific Programs, Special Conferences, Career Development Award Selection, Susan G Komen Found Award; Pezcoller Award, Kirk Landon Award

ADVISORY BOARDS for European cancer organizations (EACR, FECS/ECCO etc.) & for EC (“Cancer in FP7”)

EDITORIAL BOARD member of 6 international journals (incl. Mol Oncol, Mol Cancer Res)

TEACHING:
  • Professor, Inv lecturer, Eötvös L & Semmelweis Univ, Budapest;
  • Visiting Professor, Lab Exp Oncol, IUPUI Sch Med, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Supervisor of 10 Ph.D. THESIS works

TRAINING of 13 visiting scientists from 6 countries of Central -Eastern Europe, USA, NL

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS/GRANTS (5 continents, 41 groups)
  • „Genomic Approaches in Cancer Care”(A-L Borresen-Dale, Norwegian Financing Mech)
  • The Consortium of Investigators of Modifiers of BRCA1/2 (CIMBA)
  • International BRCA1/2 Carrier Cohort Study (IBCCS)
  • Fogarty Grant: „Familial Breast Cancer”(M-C King, USA)
  • EC FP5: „Genetics and Epidemiology of Breast Cancer” BCLC/BCAS (P Devilee, NL)
  • Fogarty Grant: „Metabolic Reprogramming in Cancer” (G Weber, IUPUI, Sch Med, USA)
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