Professor Zsolt Liposits

Working group 2
Management Committee
Institute of Experimental Medicine
  • Hungary

Professor Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest

Department Head Department of Endocrine Neurobiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest

Education

  • Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical Habil 1995 Medicine University, Szeged, Hungary
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, DSc 1992 Neuroscience Budapest, Hungary
  • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, PhD 1988 Neuroscience Budapest, Hungary
  • University Medical School, MD 1976 Medicine Pécs, Hungary

Research and professional experience

  • 2002-present Department Head, Department of Endocrine Neurobiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2001-present Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2002-2011 Deputy Director, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1998-2001 Department Head, Department of Neurobiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1998-2001 Scientific Advisor, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1993-1998 Professor and Chair, Department of Anatomy, Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University, Szeged, Hungary
  • 1992-1993 Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
  • 1992 Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, University Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
  • 1989 Adjunct Professor, Department of Anatomy, University Medical School, Pécs, Hungary
  • 1985-1987 Visiting Scientist, Department of Anatomy, University Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, USA
  • 1976-1984 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, University Medical School, Pécs, Hungary

Awards and prizes

  • 2008 Academy Award
  • 2005 Charles Simonyi Professorship
  • 1997 Széchenyi Professorship
  • 1997 Best Lecturer Award, Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University 2
  • 1991 Award by the Ministry of Health

Major Research Interest

Organization, neuronal connections and function of hypothalamic centers regulating reproduction, adaptation and feeding. Elucidation of neuronal and humoral mechanisms that modulate the operation of hypothalamic releasing- and release-inhibiting- synthesizing neuronal systems by means of molecular, pharmacological and morphological tools. Studying the role of steroid receptors and nuclear co-regulators in the processes of hormonal feed-back mechanisms. Studies on gene expression in hypophysiotropic systems of the diencephalon. Analysis of immortalized neurosecretory neurons in vitro. Role of estradiol signaling in aging, molecular mechanisms of hormone replacement. Operation of the hypothalamic regulatory centers of the human brain under physiological and pathological conditions.