dr hab. Istvan Pócsi
|Area reasearch||Biological sciences, Science|
|Scientific area:||Biological sciences, Chemical sciences|
|Scientific discipline:||biochemistry, biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry|
|Main affiliation:||University of Debrecen|
Prof. Pócsi completed his university studies with an MSc with Honors in Chemistry degree in 1985. He received his Candidate of Science (CSc) degree in Chemistry in 1993 and the Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc) degree in Biology in 2009. He also received the degree of Dr. habil. in Biology in 2000 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Debrecen and, since 2003, he has been Head of the Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology at the Faculty of Science and Technology. In 2011, he was appointed full-time professor to the same Department. In the meantime, he accomplished longer scientific visits in the King’s College London and in the Oklahoma State University, thanks to such grants as Fulbright Research Fellowship.
So far, his 165 scientific papers have been published or accepted for publication both in international and Hungarian journals of Biochemistry, Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Mycology, Biotechnology and Genomics. He has also written 9 book chapters (including 2 text book chapters). The sum total of the impact factors of his papers based on the year of publication is 295.478, with 1662 independent citations. His current research interests include oxidative stress response in various fungi of industrial or biomedical significance, the autolysis and apoptosis of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans, identification and annotation of the stress response proteins of filamentous fungi, generates of protein-based antifungal drugs, the development of functional foods and also mycotoxin research in Aspergillus and Fusarium species. He also takes part in the elaboration of a number of basic research and innovation-oriented projects either as a principal applicant or as a collaborating scientist and belongs to the board of Senior Editors of the Journal of Basic Microbiology periodical.