Curriculum vitae

Mihály Kovács

  Professor
ELTE-MTA “Momentum” Motor Enzymology Research Group
Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Biology, Eötvös University
H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/C, Hungary
Phone: +36-1-372-2500 /8401, Fax: +36-1-381-2172
E-mail: mihaly.kovacs@ttk.elte.hu



EDUCATION, DEGREES

M.Sc. in Biology (1998)
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Ph.D. in Structural Biochemistry (2002)
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
University of Leicester, U. K.

Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002–2005)
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Habilitation in Biology (2008)
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

D.Sc. in Biology (2012)
Hungarian Academy of Sciences



LANGUAGES

Hungarian | native language
English | fluent
German | intermediate



AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Student Excellence Award (1998)

Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany
European Molecular Biology Organization Fellowship (1998)

Department of Biochemistry, University of Leicester, U. K.
Hungarian State Eötvös Fellowship (2000)

European Molecular Biology Organization Fellowship (2001)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
National Institutes of Health Visiting Fellowship (2002–2005)

Lenfant Biomedical Fellowship Award (2004–2005)

Fellows Award for Outstanding Research (2004)

Fellows Award for Research Excellence (2004)


Hungarian National Academy of Sciences
Bolyai Fellowship (2006–2009)

Sigma-Aldrich Hungary, Ltd.
Sigma-Aldrich Award, 1st Prize (2008)

Central-European Talent Search Foundation, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Talentum Prize (2009)

Hungarian National Academy of Sciences
Bolyai Fellowship (2010–2013)

Austrian Academy of Sciences
Ignaz L. Lieben Prize (2011)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Orloff Science Award (2013)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Director’s Award (2013)



TEACHING ACTIVITY

Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Courses: Biochemistry and molecular biology, Protein science, Recombinant DNA technology, PCR techniques, Transient enzyme kinetics, Fluorescence spectroscopy, Motor proteins (since 1999)

Supervision of B.Sc., M.Sc. (since 2000) and Ph.D. theses (since 2002)

Review of B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph. D. theses, participation in thesis committees (since 2006)

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students (2003–2005)



PEER REVIEW ACTIVITY

Journal of Biological Chemistry
Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods
Medical Science Monitor
Cell Biology International
Biophysical Journal
EMBO Journal
FEBS Journal
International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Interface Focus




PUBLIC ASSIGNMENTS

Fellows Advisory Committee
  (National Institutes of Health, 2003-2005)

Board of Supervisors
  (Hungarian Biochemical Society, since 2011-2015)

Scientific Committee for Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics and Cell Biology
  (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 2011)

Vice Chair, Student Scientific Research Council in Biology
  (Eötvös Loránd University, since 2012)


Co-chair, Motility Subgroup
  (BPS, USA, 2012)

Core member, Doctoral School in Biological Sciences
  (ELTE, since 2012)

Member, National Student Scientific Research Council of Hungary, Biology section
  (since 2014)

Secretary General
  (Hungarian Biochemical Society, 2016-)

Representative of the General Assembly
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences, since 2016)

Program Leader, Doctoral Program in Structural Biochemistry
(ELTE, since 2016)



GRANT REVIEW AND BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (since 2009)
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (since 2011)
National Excellence Program (since 2012)



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Society for Cell Biology
Biophysical Society (USA)
Hungarian Biochemical Society
Public Body of the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences
European Society for Muscle Research


 
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