Doctoral School of Interdisciplinary Medicine

        

 

Head of the Doctoral School: Prof. Márta Széll DSc, habil, Head of  Department
Address: University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Department  of  Medical  Genetics
  Szőkefalvi –Nagy Béla  str. 4/B 2nd floor, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
 Phone: +36 62 545-134,  Fax: +36 62 545-967
 E-mail: szell.marta@med.u-szeged.hu
   
Deputy Head of the Doctoral School: Prof. Ernő Duda, habil, DSc, professor emeritus
 Address: University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Department  of  Medical  Biology
  Somogyi str. 4,  H-6720 Szeged, Hungary
 Phone: +36 62 544-929,  Fax: +36 62 545-131
 E-mail: duda@brc.hu
   
Administrator: Andrea Pleskó
E-mail: plesko.andrea@med.u-szeged.hu

 

Classification by branch of science:

medicine and health

Research field:

theoretical medicine

Research area:

medical microbiology, biology, molecular microbiology, molecular biology, pathogenous genomics, immunological genetics, infectious immunology, preventive medicine, biostatistics in epidemiology

Master program accepted as entrance requirement for the PhD program:

medicine, biology

Year when doctoral program was accepted:

2001

Year when program began:

1993

 

 

The Doctoral School of Interdisciplinary Medicine has 3 PhD subprograms:

 

1. MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY PhD subprogram

 

Head of subprogram:  Katalin Burián MD, PhD, habil, associate professor, Head of Department

University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Address:  Dóm square 10, H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

Phone: +36 62 545-115

e-mail: burian.katalin@med.u-szeged.hu

 

The projects of the doctoral school at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunobiology include in vitro and in vivo research related to pathogenic viruses and bacteria. Pathomechanism of the obligate intracellular Chlamydia species is investigated in in vitro models examining the host response to the infection, and replication of chlamydiae in different organ-specific host cell types. Susceptibility of these bacteria to antimicrobial agents is also characterized. Animal models of Chlamydia infection are used for testing the influence of compounds that are incorporated in pharmaceutical products for humans on chlamydial infection. Transport mechanisms providing drug resistance in bacteria and tumour cells and synthetic and bioactive compounds isolated from plants affecting drug resistance are investigated. Bioactive natural plant extracts are tested for antibacterial and antiviral effects.

 

Compulsory subjects:    

1. Epidemiological research methods

2. Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases

3. Environmental health

 

2. Preventive Medicine PhD subprogram

Head of subprogram: Edit Paulik MD, PhD, habil, associate professor, Head of Department

University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine

Department of Public Health

Address: Dóm square 10,  H-6720 Szeged, Hungary

Phone: +36-62-54-5119

e-mail: paulik.edit@med.u-szeged.hu

 

The Preventive Medicine subprogram covers researches in the light of a multidisciplinary approach. The research focuses on the complexity of the determinants of the state of health to investigate the correlations between morbidity and mortality caused by diseases with public health importance with lifestyle, behaviour, socio-economic environment, exposure to natural and artificial environments, and healthcare and the development of health technology. The most important method is epidemiology, but the tools of sociology, psychology, environmental epidemiology, nutrition science, as well as health economics are also used. The aim of the research is to make the results contribute to the prevention of the most challenging non-communicable diseases today, reducing the disease burden and mortality, and increasing the cost-effectiveness of healthcare

 

Compulsory subjects:    

1. Epidemiological research methods

2. Prevention of chronic non-communicable diseases

3. Environmental health

 

2.  3. Medical Genetics and Genomic PhD subprogram

Head of subprogram: Márta Széll DSc, habil, professor, Head of the Doctoral School, Head of Department

University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Genetics

Address: Szőkefalvi–Nagy Béla str. 4/B 2nd floor, H-6720, Szeged, Hungary

Phone: +36 62 545 134, 545 967

e-mail: szell.marta@med.u-szeged.hu

 

The Medical Genetics and Genomic PhD subprogram welcomes freshly graduated physicians or biologists. The subprogram covers hypothesis-testing genetics and hypothesis-generating genomics to biomedical research. Our investigations aim to identify rare mutations and common polymorphisms in order to elucidate the mechanisms of rare and common diseases. The results of these investigations contribute to the establishment of genotype-phenotype correlations and provide solid basis for the development of novel, causative therapeutic modalities for the affected patients. Besides the laboratory work within our molecular laboratories, the PhD students will become active members of our scientific community, they learn scientific paper writing and attend traditional PhD courses, journal clubs and seminar series.

 

Compulsory subjects:

 

        1. Clinical Genetics

        2. Clinical Genetics

        3. Actualities in Human Genetics

 

Research Topics

Our Doctoral School has 21 supervisors

The topics are available by this link: https://doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=116&num=110&lang=EN