Professor László Vécsei
Place and Date of Birth: September 10, 1954, Kiskunfélegyháza, Hungary
Nationality: Hungarian citizen
Business Address: Department of Neurology, University of Szeged
Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center Faculty of General Medicine Szeged, P.O.B. 427, 6701-Hungary
Fax: +36 (62)545-597
Professional and Scientific Career:
1973-1976 – Undergraduate Student (Dept. of Expr. Surgery, Univ. Med. School of Albert Szent-Györgyi Szeged, Hungary)
1976-1977- Undergraduate Student (Dept.of Pathophysiology, Univ.Med. School of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Szeged, Hungary)
1977-1979 – Demonstrator (Dept.of Pathophysiology, Univ. Med. School of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Szeged, Hungary)
1979-1984 – Research Associate in Behavioral Pharmacology,
1984 – Assistant Professor (Dept. of Pathophysiology, Univ. Med. School of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Szeged, Hungary)
1981-1983 – short-term research fellowships at the Dept. of Physiology, Univ. of Magdeburg (Magdeburg, Germany)
1982 – Basic Methods in Brain and Behavioral Research (European Training Programme in Brain and Behavioral Research), (Univ. of Bergen, Bergen, Norway)
1983 – Courses for the examine of clinical laboratory investigations (Budapest, Hungary)
1984-1990 – Assistant Professor of Neurology (Dept. of Neurology, Univ. Med. School of PÈcs, Hungary)
1985 – Courses for the examine of clinical neurology (Budapest, Hungary)
1987-1989 – Research Fellow in Psychiatry (Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry,University of Lund, Lund, Sweden)
1989-1990 – Research Fellow in Neurology (Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
1991-1993 – Associate Professor of Neurology (Dept. of Neurology, Univ. Med. School of PÈcs, PÈcs, Hungary)
1992 – Training in medical education and clinical neurology (TEMPUS CORTEX, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
1993-1998 – Professor and Head of Neurology (Dept. of Neurology and Psych., Albert Szent-Györgyi Univ.Med.School,Szeged,Hungary)
1993 – Head Physician of Clinical Neurology in Csongr·d County, Hungary
1993 – Training in medical education and clinical neurology (TEMPUS, University of Rome, Italy)
1996 – Short visiting fellowship (University of Gˆteborg, Sweden)
1998 -Professor and Director (Department of Neurology, Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical and Pharmaceutical Center, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary)
2004-President of the Society of Hungarian Neurologists and Psychiatrists
1973 – Final Examination (chemist), Veszprém, Hungary
1979 – M.D.(Summa Cum Laude), Univ.Med.School of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Szeged, Hungary
1984 – Neuroendocrinologist, Postgrad. Med. School, Budapest, Hungary
1984 – Specialist of chemical pathology, Postgrad. Med.School, Budapest, Hungary
1986 – Ph.D. (C.Sc.), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
1987 – Specialist of clinical neurology, Postgrad. Med. School, Budapest, Hungary
1989 – Doctor of Lund University, University of Lund, Lund, Sweden
1992 – D.Sc., Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
2001 – C.M.H.A. Sc., Corresponding Member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Special Professional Interests:
Clinical neurology, neuropharmacology, pathomechanism of neurological disorders
10-12 Ph.D. (C.Sc) Thesis supervised
2 DSc Thesis are in progress
Selected publications (10 books, 250 in extenso publications)
Vécsei L, Bollok I, Telegdy G: Intracerebroventricular somatostatin attenuates electroconvulsive shock-induced amnesia in rats. Peptides 4:293-295, 1983.
Vécsei L, Csala B, Widerlˆv E, Ekman R, Czopf J, P·lffy G: Lumbal cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of somatostatin and neuropeptide Y in multiple slcerosis. Brain Res. Bull. 25:411-413, 1990.
Nemeth H, Robotka H, Toldi J, Vécsei L: Kynurenines in the central nervous system: recent development. Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry 7:45-56, 2007.
Sas K, Robotka H, Toldi J, Vécsei L: Mitochondria, metabolic disturbances, oxidative stress and the kynurenine system, with focus on neurodegenerative disorders. J. Neurol.Sci. in press, 2007.
Vécsei L.: Behavioral, Pharmacological and Neurochemical Studies of Somatostatin, Cysteamine and Panthetine. Studentlitteratur, Lund, 1989.
Vécsei L, Freese A, Swartz, KJ, Beal MF (eds.): Neurological Disorders: Novel Experimental and Therapeutic Strategies. Ellis Horwood, Chichester, 1992.
Vécsei L. (ed): Frontiers in Clinical Neuroscience. Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection. Kluwer, New York, 2004.
Vécsei L. (ed.): Kynurenines in the Brain: from Experiments to Clinics. NOVA, New York, 2005.
He become ORPHEUS Executive Committee member†† February 9, 2007.†