May 31, 2021 16:07
Superbacteria and the development of new antibiotics
Webinar by Csaba Pál

On 9 June 2021 we continue the Alumni Hungary Webinar Series with an exciting presentation by the internationally acclaimed biologist Csaba Pál about their research on the antibiotic-resistant bacteria conducted in Szeged! This exclusive webinar will be available for registered Alumni Network Hungary members only!

Csaba Pál received his doctoral degree at Eötvös Loránd University in 2002 and then spent several years abroad on a scholarship, studying in Oxford and Heidelberg. Since 2008, he has been a researcher at the Szeged Biological Research Centre of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network, a senior researcher at the Institute of Biochemistry, and one of the heads of the Synthetic and Systems Biology Unit. He specializes in antibiotic resistance and genome engineering. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in prestigious journals such as Nature, Science and PNAS. His work has been recognized by several prizes. In 2009, he won the Ignaz L. Lieben Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, he was awarded the Szent-Györgyi Talent Prize in 2014, and the János Bolyai Creative Prize in 2015.

In this webinar he will present their research on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the development of antibiotic molecules at the Szeged Biological Research Center. Frequent and inappropriate use of antibiotics poses a serious health risk. Multidrug-resistant bacteria, often referred as “superbacteria” are resistant to several antibiotics, have become widespread and are responsible for many deaths worldwide. Hospitals and health care facilities are the focal points for the development of bacterial infections, where antibiotics are widely used and pathogens can spread easily among patients. In the current situation, there is an urgent need to develop new, effective antibiotics; therefore, the research group of the Synthetic and Systems Biology Unit within the Institute of Biophysics of the ELKH Szeged Biological Research Center (BRC) started to develop antibiotic molecules that may be effective against superbacteria.

Their research appeared of the pages of the prestigious Plos Biology publication:

The presentation will be broadcasted on Zoom on Wednesday, 9 June 2021 between 10:00 and 11:00 am (CET). After the presentation, we will have a 30 min. live Q&A session, when Mr Pál will answer your questions.

Participation is free but registration is required, please register HERE

You can only register and join this webinar if you are the registered member of the Alumni Network Hungary website. You can join the network by clicking HERE.

Registration deadline: Monday, 7 June 2021 (17 p.m. CET)

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