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The UP has always been famous for its outstanding research performance. Therefore, we have launched a series of researcher portraits in order to present diversity, results and opportunities of the scientific work carried out at the UP. The R&D provides timely, informative news and useful technical articles that broaden our readers’ knowledge of the R&D activity carried out here. Our blog features the latest laboratory researches, as well as technologies, products and equipment created by UP researchers, students and lecturers.

Roaring Generation Z at the UP / Photo: Flickr

Kristóf Németh: Taxation games


"If a society as a whole considers the issue of taxing as an optimization game played against the tax authority, and everyone pursues the maximization of his or her own personal utilization, then the desired level of social coordination cannot be achieved, when there would be a low level of control and a high ratio of honest tax-paying contributors".


Balázs Kósa: Community building - Building community


"This topic becomes exciting if we determine the correct way in which the young generation should think about architecture".



Dr. Antal Tapodi: Examination of potential new tumor markers


"Since this protein is normally only found in the crystalline lens, it is a revolutionary advancement in terms of diagnosing cancer cells".



Vivien Csapi: Energetic consumption of the real option theory


"I'm mainly dealing with finding out which methods are the most appropriate to support decision-making".



Dr. Szabolcs Bellyei: Proteins produced by tumours


"The main objective of my research is to identify new proteins which are produced by tumours, or of which existence we are aware of, but their functions are yet unknown".



Judit Burkus: Fine arts, pottery sculpture


"As a sculptor, I began to absorb in the issue of space and the way people relate to space; how they live within various spaces, and how this could become a part of statues and sculptures".



Márk Vogl: The legal aspects of the language and cultural diversity


"The point was to make a report for the European Council with the purpose to investigate which member states keep the order of the document called European Language Charter".



Ervin Pirkhoffer: Hydrogeology, flash flood forecast

"Our models were generated to show where not to make buildings and railways, these are the most important facilities you need to pay attention to".



Béla Völgyi: Retinal processing of information


"There is a very interesting connection system called electrical synapses, which occur in a large number in the retina, as well as all in other neural structures".



Balázs Kovács: Sounds from pictures


"Our experiments attempt to display information from images to the ear".



Mónika Csöndes: Law of damages


"we often find that an English, German or Hungarian judge is likely to come to the same legal solution concerning the same legal problem -- although maybe by different tools".



Edit Domoszlai: Art of dance


"It is a constant series of challenges which keeps me alive and encourages me to develop".



Péter Gyenizse : Construction certification of cities


"Our decision-making method is useful not only for cities but also in the field of mining, agriculture, and many other areas of the country and the entire world".



Mihály Attila Peti: The research of biomarkers

"In our research we wanted to study the case of patients suffering from different extents of obesity or kidney diseases. We analyzed how the so-called biomarkers, meaning signalling molecules that can be detected in human blood are able to predict the course of patients' diseases".



András Garami: The role of capsaicin receptor in the energy balance


We are specifically dealing with capsaicin's influence on body temperature and body weight regulation".



Andrea Tamás: Examination of the effect of PACAP in the ear


"When these remarkable scientific evidences came to light, and I realized how what a wide horizon science and research provides, how various job it is, I decided that I would rather choose this path".



Tibor Malkó: Electrical and pneumatically powered vehicles


"Our best results so far consist of a first place in a national long-distance race; we took the second place in the drag race category, and we managed to take the third place in the annual gala race this year".



Krisztina Szabadfi: Retina degeneration and retina protection


"Diabetes as one of the most common diseases of our times has a retinal aspect as well. Among others, we examine diabetic retinopathy. We already have a few compounds in our hands which may be medicine for the treatment of these degenerations".



Beáta Bugyi: Protein biophysics-biochemistry


"Following the suggestion of my thesis supervisor, I visited the Institute for Biophysics, where I must admit I was surprised in a very positive way. I discovered a colourful world including exciting research topics and a bunch of helpful colleagues".



László Márk: Mass spectrometry imaging


"Mass spectrometry is a multifunctional, highly sensitive analytical method. Usually we face problems where very low concentrations of substances have to be indicated in complex biological systems".



Péter Vajda: Enlargement of urinary bladder in childhood


"Making the decision for the surgery is always a must, a dilemma, a final solution, because we create an irreversible situation this way".


Gőzsy Zoltán: Church and state in 18th century Hungary 

"I am able to understand the hidden aspirations and unique moods reflected in a particular resource".


András Trócsányi: Cultural geography


"However, when my research proposals are transferred into practice, such as the implementation of the Western-Eastern cultural axis between the Western university and the Zsolnay Quarter, I feel that I have contributed to a specific development".

Péter Ács: Multiple sclerosis


"I find it very interesting that our knowledge about sclerosis multiplex is developing rapidly, we can say day by day".



Gabriella Medvegy: Residential building design

"One of my recent outcomes in the field of architecture is the Junior Prima Award that I also consider a very prestigious recognition in my career".



József Váncsodi : Cartilage research


"When one gets absorbed in research and modern issues, or thinks about how the already existing techniques could be supplemented, it keeps the mind young - and perhaps the soul as well".



Márk Váczi: Analysis of injuries in the skeletal muscle


"I am interested in analyzing the background of motion; we examine how effectively different analytical methods work out".



Zsolt Vitári: Child and youth at the German minority in Hungary

"...it is absolutely thought-provoking to recreate the picture of the former Nazi organizations".



Zoltán Oletics: Local government controlling, multicultural competition

"Surprisingly, the first result came from a stock market competition. I managed to take the second place with the issue of financing and investment decisions".


Magdolna Horváth: Our built heritage


"It feels nice to leave a mark for the next generation and to take care of buildings which are in danger of being lost".



Edit Kajtár: Hungarian right to strike


"I love it when Spanish, Chinese, French and Hungarian students meet and a dialog begins, and they say: "So that's the way you're doing it, right? How interesting!"



Dóra Reglődi: Cell protection


"We try to use materials which can prevent or reverse cellular damages later on"

About Dóra Reglődi:

Dóra Reglődi is a research physician and anatomist of the University of Pécs, who conducts research on the PACAP protein, which was isolated from the hypothalamus in aUS research institute. PACAP has a key role in preventing cell damage and in the fight against Parkinson disease and stroke. This peptide is a general cell protecting factor, part of the body’s protective mechanisms and appears when the body is exposed to a threat. To date the research team analysed the neuropeptide in mice, and demonstrated that the presence of PACAP in the human body after a stroke greatly reduced the size of the area affected by infarction. In addition, the neuropeptidealso offers excellent protection against Parkinson disease. The exact measurement of PACAP levels already delivered some results because its presence was successfully detected in tears and in mother’s milk. Studying this peptide, which plays an important role in healing brain damage, is still in the theoretical phase, but its application in medicine in the future will be crucial. Its effect is not only limited to the brain though. The research team currently analyses its presence in blood, heart muscles, in the cells of the inner walls of vessels and in peripheral organs. The protein also protects decayed cellsand therefore,administering it externally may help reduce the consequences of cardiac infarction. The propagation of PACAP in the human body may strengthen the internal defence system.

Source: Excellence in Research and Development in Hungary – Higher education and academic institutions


Ferenc Tóvári: Integration possibilities in physical education


"We can show our students how to develop the skill to provide integrated education in their future career".



Gábor Pirisi: Small town research, urban development
"In addition to the general theoretical geography,"this is the point where social geography can contribute to the everyday design and development processes." 



Petra Gyuris: Face preferences of children
"...we have shown that adults tend to choose a partner who looks like the parent of the opposite gender..."


Zsuzsa Koltai: Museum pedagogy
"...we identify methods which support museum leraning when organising exhibitions on various topics."


Balázs Fröhlich: X turbine
"...most importantly, vertical turbines which I deal with are able to get in motion even by the slightest breeze."


László Holics: Music, piano
"The more I dealt with the piano, the more obvious the fact became that this was the right choice."


Ágnes Hesz: Living and dead
"Initialy I was interested in the contact between the living and the dead and in the religoius and the non-religious framework of this relation."
Gergely Szőke: Data protection
"...the emergence of the user-generated content and social networks set new challenges towards the development of data protection."


Judit Streit: Marketing value of teenager fashion bloggers

"These days retailers not only want to sell their products, their attitude and approach has changed by the core."
Attila Schwarz: Use of MRI in the neuroscience

"This was the first method in the medical history, which worked in a non-invasive manner, meaning that it doesn't use X-ray radiation."

Dóra Egervári: Internet vs. library

"Information literacy stands for the way for how citizens of the information society search for information on the Internet and in the library..."


Péter Németh: Changing shopping habits of men

"Men who used to prefer more expensive, smaller shops might go to bigger stores nowadays, while the most common non-shopping strategy is the replacement of services at home."


Viktor Bagdán: Electronic device for hearing impairment prevention

"Hearing damages can be prevented in such a way that we keep the sound pressure in a low level, while the volume level which people actually parceive remains higher."


Zoltán Beck: Roma literature, reading strategies

"Being aware that you helped these guys who are now playing this damn good music is enough to grab a glass of wine and say: Okay, I achieved something!"


János Erostyák: Spectral analysis

"To take a plain example, spectroscopy is done by the cashier when he examines our banknotes under ultraviolet light..."


Buzzwords of the Generation Z / Creator: Judit Streit


Brain research

Nowadays whenever thirty leading experts of the world are invited to an international conference on brain research, four of them will definitely be Hungarian. The quality of Hungarian brain research is also marked with the fact that in 2011 the Brain Prize, provided by the Danish Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation was awarded to three Hungarian brain researchers, Péter Somogyi, Tamás Freund and György Buzsáki. 


György Buzsáki graduated at the University of Pécs in 1974. Watch the video about his lecture held on the occassion of the 46. Medicine Days or the video about his memories at the University of Pécs.


On the basis of the high professional standard and in order to increase the economic and social importance of research, the Hungarian Government launched a National Brain Research Programme in 2012 to concentrate in a network the activities of all recognised Hungarian university and academic workshops engaged in research in that area.



The University of Pécs conducts research in a unique field in Hungary, the generation of terraherz impulses, a domain where the research department plays an internationally leading role. Project are implemented in collaboration with the Dresden Helmholtz Research Centre and the Swiss Paul Scherer Institute.


János Hebling physicist, doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, director of Institute of Physics of the Faculty of Sciences of the UP and professor has outstanding results achieved in the field of generating and using one-cycle, high intensity terahertz impulses. He has decade-long school-and workshop creating activity practised in nonlinear optics and laser physics.


Source: Excellence in Research and Development in Hungary – Higher education and academic institutions




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