Prof. Dr. Ligeti Erzsébet

Igazgatóhelyettes, egyetemi tanár

Semmelweis Egyetem, Élettani Intézet

English CV

                                                          CURRICULUM VITAE

Name: Erzsébet Ligeti

Citizenship: Hungarian

Institution: Department of Physiology, Semmelweis University, Budapest

Degrees:

  1974: M.D. “summa cum laude” at the Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest

  1981: “Candidate of Medical Sciences” (= Ph.D. in physiology)

  1990: “Doctor of Medical Sciences” (= habilitation)

Positions:

  1974-1980: Research Fellow in the Experimental Research Department of

             Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest

  1980-1989: Assistant Professor in the Physiology Department of

             Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest

  1989-1993: Associate Professor in the same Department

  1993-    : Full Professor of Physiology in the same Department

  2005-2014: Program Director for the German language medical teaching

Teaching activity:

  1974- : in charge of lab-courses in physiology for 2nd year medical students

  1981- : lecture courses in physiology for medical students

          instructing medical and Ph.D. students to obtain their degrees

          participant in medical students’ oral exams

  1993-:  leading teacher in the Ph.D. program on Cellular and Molecular Physiology

  2005 -: Director of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology PhD program

Visiting positions:

  1981: 3 months in the Neurochemical Laboratory of the University of Dundee

        (head: David G. Nicholls), working on ion transport in synaptosomes

  1983-84: Visiting Scintist for 15 months in the Biochemical Laboratory of the Nuclear Center in

         Grenoble (head: Pierre V. Vignais), working on mitochondrial phosphate transport

  1987: Visiting Scintist for 3 months in the same lab in Grenoble working on neutrophil                         granulocytes

  1988: Visiting Scintist for 6 months in Grenoble working on the NADPH oxidase of granulocytes

  1991: Humboldt-fellow for 11 months in the Pharmacology Department of the University of                         Heidelberg (head: K.H.Jakobs), working on G-proteins of granulocytes

  1994: Visiting Scientist for 3 months in the Boston Biomedical Research Institute (Dr. Hartmut                   Wohlrab), working on mutagenesis of the mitochondrial phosphate transport protein

  1998: Humboldt fellow for 3 months in the Biochemistry Center of Heidelberg University

  2000, 2001: short term Fogarty fellowship at Harvard University, Boston, USA

Courses organized

  1989: FEBS Advanced (laboratory) Course on “Biochemistry of Membrane Transport”, Budapest

  1993: FEBS Advanced (lecture) Course on “Biochemistry of Membrane Transport”, Hungary

  1995: ICRO Advanced (laboratory) Course on “Biochemistry of Membrane Transport”

Languages: fluent in English, German, French

Other experiences and professional memberships

  1998-2013 Head of the Scientific Committee of Semmelweis University

  2004-2010 Member of the Medical Division of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee

  1995-2002; 2005-2008 Member of different panels of the Hungarian Research Fund (OTKA)

  2000- Consulting Expert of INSERM, France

  2004- Member, then President of the Medical Panel of Bolyai Excellence Fellowship

  1991 – Member of the Society for Clinical Investigation

  2011- Member of the International Society of Extracellular Vesicles

Awards:

  1984  Award for Excellent Teaching, Hungarian Ministry of Education

  1989  Award for Excellent Scientific Supervision, Semmelweis University

  1996  Research Prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  1997-2000 Széchenyi Scholarship by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and Education

  2000, 2001 Traval Award of the US-Hungarian Research Fund

  2001  Award for Excellent Ph.D. Supervision, Semmelweis University

  2002  Arnold Ipolyi Prize of the Hungarian Research Fund

  2005: Szent-Györgyi Albert Prize, Hungarian Ministry of Education

  2006: Semmelweis Ignác Research Prize, Semmelweis University

  2015: Széchenyi Prize (from the State President)

Honors:

  2003: Member of Academia Europaea

  2007: Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

  2013: Full Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences