László Vécsei#

László Vécsei
Membership Number:5317
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:HUNGARY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 1993 - present Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Szeged (full time)
  • 2012 - present Head of Neuroscience Research Group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and University of Szeged (HAS) (part time)
  • 1998 - 2019 Professor and Director, Department of Neurology, University of Szeged (full time)
  • 1993 - 1998 Professor and Head of Neurology Section, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Szeged (full time)
  • 1990 - 1993 Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Pécs, Hungary
  • 1989 - 1990 Research Fellow in Neurology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA (full time)
  • 1987 - 1989 Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden (full time)
  • 1984 - 1987 Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, University of Pécs, Hungary (full time)
  • 1979 - 1984 Research Fellow, Department of Pathophysiology, University of Szeged, Hungary (full time)
  • 1973 - 1979 Undergraduate Research Student, Departments of Experimental Surgery and Pathophysiology (part time)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Experimental behavioral pharmacology
  • Experimental models of neurological disorders (migraine, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, mulitple sclerosis)
  • Neurochemical investigations in models of neurological disorders (excitotoxins, peptides, kynurenines)
  • Investigation of newly developed kynurenine-amino-transferase (KAT) knock-out animals
  • Investigation of newly synthesized kynurenic acid analogues in different animal models of neurological disorders
  • Molecular biomarkers of multiple sclerosis (catecohlamines, kynurenines, neurofilament etc.)
  • Molecular biomarkers of migraine (CGRP, PACAP, kynurenines etc.)
  • Clinical pharmacological studies in the field of neurological disorders
  • Translation of biomarker and neuropharmacological data from basics to clinic

Honours and Awards
  • 2020 Markusovszky Lajos Medal (Markusovszky Foundation)
  • 2019 Commemorative Medal of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Center (University of Szeged)
  • 2019 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Middle Cross (President of the Hungarian Republic)
  • 2017 Endre Csanda Award (Hungarian Headache Society)
  • 2015 Ilona Jelencsik Memorial Award (Hungarian Headache Society)
  • 2015 Környey Memorial Award (Környey István Society)
  • 2013 Genersich Award (Genersich Antal Foundation)
  • 2012 Széchenyi Award (President of the Hungarian Republic)
  • 2011 Pro Talentis Award (University of Szeged)
  • 2007 Szőkefalvi-Nagy Béla Scientific Merit Award of Foundation for Szeged (Town of Szeged)
  • 2007 Elected Ordinary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)
  • 2005 Klebelsberg Kunó Award (University of Szeged)
  • 2004 Senator Dr Franz Burda Foundation Prize (Berlin)
  • 2004 TEVA Natural Science Award (TEVA)
  • 2004 First Prize "Innovative Pharmacologist", Association of Innovative Pharmacological Companies
  • 2001 Elected Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)
  • 1999 Kálmán Sántha Medal (Society of Hungarian Neurologists and Psychiatrists)
  • 1979 István Apáthy Medal (Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical Universtiy, Szeged)

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