CURRICULUM VITAE

ZSOLT KOVÁCS PhD, habil.
(Associate professor)

PERSONAL DATA

Nationality: Hungarian
Date and place of birth: 20th May 1966, Szentgotthárd, Hungary
Contact information (workplace):
- Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; H-9700 Szombathely, Károlyi Gáspár tér 4.
- E-mail: kovacs.zsolt[@]sek.elte.hu
- WEB: http://neuroepilgroup.elte.hu

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Research, equipments


Collaborating Partners

  • Team Member

    Dr. Dominic P. D’Agostino, PhD

    Status: associate professor
    Affiliation: University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine; Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC8, Tampa, FL 33612, USA; Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Ocala, FL, USA
    ddagosti[@]health.usf.edu
    WEB
    Research interests: Development and testing of metabolic-based therapies and drugs that target pathways linked pathophysiologically with seizure disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic dysregulation, cancer, muscle wasting and motor performance.
    Methods: Radio-telemetry (EEG, EMG), electrophysiology; fluorescence, confocal, electron and atomic force microscopy; histology; biochemical assays, metabolomics; toxicology; in vivo bioluminescence imaging; spectrophotometry; behavioral and motor function testing.

    Team Member

    Dr. Csilla Ari D’Agostino, PhD

    Status: research assistant professor
    Affiliation: University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, Hyperbaric Neuroscience Research Laboratory, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC8, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    csari2000[@]yahoo.com
    WEB
    Research interests: Psychological and physiological adaptations to extreme environments (underwater, high altitude); metabolic therapies for neurological diseases and cancer, using ketogenic diet, exogenous ketone supplementation and hyperbaric oxygen.
    Methods: Cognitive and motor function tests; light, fluorescence and confocal microscopy; histology; biochemical assays, metabolomics; in vivo bioluminescence imaging; hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

    Team Member

    Dr. László Héja, PhD

    Status: senior research fellow
    Affiliation: Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Hungary
    heja.laszlo[@]ttk.mta.hu
    WEB
    Research interests: Exploration of the role of astrocytes in modulating neuronal function in the healthy and diseased brain; identification of potentially druggable (primarily astrocytic) target proteins or mechanisms in pathophysiological conditions.
    Methods: In vivo and in vitro simultaneous fluorescent imaging and electrophysiology.

  • Team Member

    Dr. Gábor Juhász, PhD, DSc

    Status: retired scientific advisor
    Affiliation: Eötvös Lorand University, Faculty of Science, Institute of Biology, Laboratory of Proteomics, 1117 Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
    gjuhasz100[@]gmail.com
    WEB
    Research interests: Neurodegenerative diseases; neuro-immunology; systems biology.
    Methods: In vivo and in vitro electrophysiology; proteomics; single cell sequencing; microdialysis; HPLC.

    Team Member

    Dr. Katalin A. Kékesi, PhD

    Status: associate professor
    Affiliation: Eötvös Lorand University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology; Institute of Biology, Laboratory of Proteomics, 1117 Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
    kakekesi[@]ttk.elte.hu
    WEB
    Research interests: Neurodegenerative diseases; neuro-immunology; epilepsy.
    Methods: Proteomics; microdialysis; HPLC; electrophysiology.

    Team Member

    Prof. Dr. Árpád Dobolyi, PhD, DSc

    Status: professor; scientific advisor (MTA-ELTE-SE)
    Affiliation: Semmelweis University, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, 1450 Budapest, Tűzoltó u. 58.; MTA-ELTE Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, 1117, Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
    dobolyi.arpad[@]med.semmelweis-univ.hu
    dobolyia[@]caesar.elte.hu
    WEB
    WEB 2
    Research interests: Neurobiology of parenthood; brain pathology of stroke; neuronal function of nucleosides; pathomechanisms of epilepsy; neurochemistry of mitochondria; neuronal control of food intake.
    Methods: Animal operations, stereotaxic operations, brain lesions, pathway transections, tracer injections, occlusion of the middle cerebral artery and other models of focal brain ischemia; behavioral tests of anxiety, depression and maternal motivation; neuronal tract-tracing using viruses and transgenic mice; laser capture microdissection and real-time RT-PCR; RNA amplification for microarray and sequencing; in situ hybridization histochemistry; immunolabeling and fluorescent microscopy; Western blotting.

  • Team Member

    Dr. Zsófia Maglóczky, PhD, DSc

    Status: scientific advisor
    Affiliation: Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Cellular and Network Neurobiology, 1083 Budapest, Szigony utca 43., Hungary
    magloczky.zsofia[@]koki.mta.hu
    WEB
    Research interests: Functional anatomy of hippocampus and cortex in epilepsy and schizophrenia; human brain.
    Methods: Immunocytochemistry; correlated light- and electron microscopy; confocal microscopy; induction of epilepsy models.


Collaborating Partners

  • Team Member

    Dr. Dominic P. D’Agostino, PhD

    Status: associate professor
    Affiliation: University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine; Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC8, Tampa, FL 33612, USA; Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Ocala, FL, USA
    ddagosti[@]health.usf.edu
    WEB
    Research interests: Development and testing of metabolic-based therapies and drugs that target pathways linked pathophysiologically with seizure disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, metabolic dysregulation, cancer, muscle wasting and motor performance.
    Methods: Radio-telemetry (EEG, EMG), electrophysiology; fluorescence, confocal, electron and atomic force microscopy; histology; biochemical assays, metabolomics; toxicology; in vivo bioluminescence imaging; spectrophotometry; behavioral and motor function testing.

    Team Member

    Dr. Csilla Ari D’Agostino, PhD

    Status: research assistant professor
    Affiliation: University of South Florida, Department of Psychology, Hyperbaric Neuroscience Research Laboratory, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC8, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
    csari2000[@]yahoo.com
    WEB
    Research interests: Psychological and physiological adaptations to extreme environments (underwater, high altitude); metabolic therapies for neurological diseases and cancer, using ketogenic diet, exogenous ketone supplementation and hyperbaric oxygen.
    Methods: Cognitive and motor function tests; light, fluorescence and confocal microscopy; histology; biochemical assays, metabolomics; in vivo bioluminescence imaging; hyperbaric oxygen treatment.

    Team Member

    Dr. László Héja, PhD

    Status: senior research fellow
    Affiliation: Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1117 Budapest, Magyar tudósok körútja 2, Hungary
    heja.laszlo[@]ttk.mta.hu
    WEB
    Research interests: Exploration of the role of astrocytes in modulating neuronal function in the healthy and diseased brain; identification of potentially druggable (primarily astrocytic) target proteins or mechanisms in pathophysiological conditions.
    Methods: In vivo and in vitro simultaneous fluorescent imaging and electrophysiology.

    Team Member

    Dr. Gábor Juhász, PhD, DSc

    Status: retired scientific advisor
    Affiliation: Eötvös Lorand University, Faculty of Science, Institute of Biology, Laboratory of Proteomics, 1117 Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
    gjuhasz100[@]gmail.com
    WEB
    Research interests: Neurodegenerative diseases; neuro-immunology; systems biology.
    Methods: In vivo and in vitro electrophysiology; proteomics; single cell sequencing; microdialysis; HPLC.

    Team Member

    Dr. Katalin A. Kékesi, PhD

    Status: associate professor
    Affiliation: Eötvös Lorand University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology; Institute of Biology, Laboratory of Proteomics, 1117 Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
    kakekesi[@]ttk.elte.hu
    WEB
    Research interests: Neurodegenerative diseases; neuro-immunology; epilepsy.
    Methods: Proteomics; microdialysis; HPLC; electrophysiology.

    Team Member

    Prof. Dr. Árpád Dobolyi, PhD, DSc

    Status: professor; scientific advisor (MTA-ELTE-SE)
    Affiliation: Semmelweis University, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, 1450 Budapest, Tűzoltó u. 58.; MTA-ELTE Laboratory of Molecular and Systems Neurobiology, Institute of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University, 1117, Budapest Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
    dobolyi.arpad[@]med.semmelweis-univ.hu
    dobolyia[@]caesar.elte.hu
    WEB
    WEB 2
    Research interests: Neurobiology of parenthood; brain pathology of stroke; neuronal function of nucleosides; pathomechanisms of epilepsy; neurochemistry of mitochondria; neuronal control of food intake.
    Methods: Animal operations, stereotaxic operations, brain lesions, pathway transections, tracer injections, occlusion of the middle cerebral artery and other models of focal brain ischemia; behavioral tests of anxiety, depression and maternal motivation; neuronal tract-tracing using viruses and transgenic mice; laser capture microdissection and real-time RT-PCR; RNA amplification for microarray and sequencing; in situ hybridization histochemistry; immunolabeling and fluorescent microscopy; Western blotting.

    Team Member

    Dr. Zsófia Maglóczky, PhD, DSc

    Status: scientific advisor
    Affiliation: Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Cellular and Network Neurobiology, 1083 Budapest, Szigony utca 43., Hungary
    magloczky.zsofia[@]koki.mta.hu
    WEB
    Research interests: Functional anatomy of hippocampus and cortex in epilepsy and schizophrenia; human brain.
    Methods: Immunocytochemistry; correlated light- and electron microscopy; confocal microscopy; induction of epilepsy models.


Students

  • Team Member

    Renáta Lakatos, MSc

    Status: PhD student of University of Pécs (supervisor: Dr. Zsolt Kovács, Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; Szombathely, Hungary).
    Affiliation: University of Pécs, Faculty of Sciences, Institute of Biology; H-7624 Pécs, Ifjúság útja 6., Hungary.
    Place and theme of PhD research work: Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; Effects of non-adenosine nucleosides on absence epileptic activity (2015 - ).
    reni.lakatos[@]gmail.com
    Research interests: Investigation of pathomechanism of absence epilepsy: effects of non-adenosine nucleosides on absence epileptic activity in WAG/Rij rats.
    Methods: EEG recording on freely moving animals.

    Team Member

    Enikő Rauch

    Status: MSc student of Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre (supervisor: Dr. Zsolt Kovács, Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; Szombathely, Hungary).
    Affiliation: Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; H-9700 Szombathely, Károlyi Gáspár tér 4., Hungary.
    Place and theme of research work: Eötvös Loránd University, Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; Effect of uridine on absence epileptic activity (2019 - ).
    rauch98[@]freemail.hu
    Research interests: Investigation of effects of nucleosides on epileptic activity.
    Methods: EEG recording on freely moving animals.

    List of BSc and MSc students

    Edina Gartner (2012-2014)
    Szabina Hídvégi (2012-2014)
    Viktória Lábas (2006-2008)
    Edit Zátonyiné Novák (2006-2008)
    Zsuzsanna Tallérné Adi (2006-2008)
    Boglárka Lengyel (2006-2008)
    Beáta Kovács (2005-2007)
    Gyöngyi Patonainé Tóth (2005-2007)
    Krisztián Kadlicskó (2005-2007)
    Tamás Török (2004-2005)
    Írisz Császár (2003-2005)
    Eszter Júlia Papp (2002-2004)
    László Treutz (2001-2003)
    Éva Szakács (2001-2003)
    Gabriella Vágner (2001-2003)
    Eszter Magán (2000-2002)



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Contact info

Address

Eötvös Loránd University
Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology; Building C, 317
Szombathely, Károlyi Gáspár tér 4., Hungary

Postal address

Eötvös Loránd University
Savaria University Centre, Department of Biology
H-9700 Szombathely, Károlyi Gáspár tér 4., Hungary

Email, Telephone, WEB

Telephone: 0036 94 504-300
Fax: 0036 94 504-404
kovacs.zsolt[@]sek.elte.hu
WEB: http://neuroepilgroup.elte.hu