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The research of the L’Oréal and UNESCO award winner could bring changes to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Once again Szeged has a ,, L'Oréal – UNESCO for Women in Science awardee.

Dr. Lívia Fülöp's goal is the effective treatment of nervous system disorders, so she examines how the effects of stress on our brain cells affect, for example, the development of Alzheimer's disease.

The award has been existing for 17 years now in Hungary. Dr. Lívia Fülöp, head of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Group at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Szeged became the ninth female researcher from Szeged who has been awarded the L'Oréal – UNESCO for Women in Science award. The purpose of the prize is the acknowledgment and recognition of as many talented and successful women as possible, thereby helping their careers and their research. Each year a total of 4,000,000 HUF is awarded to two women researchers who are progressive and advanced in their field. The award can be consumed and used freely for both professional and personal purposes.

 

Dr. Lívia Fülöp is working on a research that can develop therapies for the healing and treatment of central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Brain cells are subject to a variety of stress effects, which can sometimes be self-destructive. The researcher is examining how these brain cells can cope with stress and continue to be healthy and well-functioning. If the human body succeeds to be more resistant to molecular stress, then the brain structure will not be damaged, which can lead to breakthroughs in the treatment of many diseases, including Alzheimer's. In the future, research into molecular stress on the nervous system may be a solution not only for Alzheimer's, but also for Parkinson's disease or even depression. The results of Dr. Lívia Fülöp's research can be a milestone in the field of disease control and drug development.

 

The L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Hungarian Scholarship” is unique on Hungarian level: it is exclusively for women, supports Hungarian women researchers and can be applied for from anywhere in the country. The award has already led to the formation of research teams, some award-winning students and a genuine female research community in the country. The patron of the program is the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

SZTE Experience


Christopher_SolamanChristopher Solaman - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - German Studies

The Student life here is buzzing with hundreds of international students from all around the world. What I love in here is that you bump into students everywhere, from both Hungary and all around the world, and that despite our differences we are kinda accepted in town. I looked University of Szeged up on the internet and, when I saw that this was called the city of sunshine, it became clear in my mind that it would be the place, where I wanted to be as an Erasmus student. Szeged was far beyond my expectations, and I am glad to be able to admire the beauty of this city. The nature itself has the power to calm me down, so the Botanic Garden of the University is a special place to me.


Imane_CherbiImane Cherbi - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

My name is Cherbi Imane and I am 23 years old from Algeria. I am spending my last semester at the University of Szeged Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Being an MA student of Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged offered me a chance to gain sufficient knowledge about my field of study. I choose the University of Szeged simply because it is a highly ranked academic institution both nationally and internationally; also because of the variety of programs that they have for international students.

I love everything in Szeged: every corner of every street, I will always keep them in my heart. I take photos of the city when walking around and I am planning to launch a blog to promote this beautiful corner of Hungary among international students. People of Szeged are caring, always smiling and we are living peacefully together. I have never felt isolated or neglected. As a coffee lover, i always enjoy having my favorite type of coffee in different coffees in Szeged. Lookin for calmness and nature vibes, I would certainly walk by the Tisza river whenever I want.

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