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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.

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Ferdous Rahman – Faculty of Law and Political Sciences

My name is Ferdous Rahman and I am from Bangladesh. I am pursuing doctoral studies at the Department of Private International Law at the Faculty of Law and Political Science under the Stipendium Hungaricum Programme. Currently I am in the first year of my four-year PhD programme. I came to know about SZTE while exploring for the Stipendium Hungaricum programme. Among the other available options, this was my first choice. Apart from its excellent ranking, I got my supervisor with similar research interest. The increasing number of international students gave me a comfort of having a cosmopolitan environment. After starting my studies here in September 2019, I am convinced that I could not expect more. For prospective students, I would advise that SZTE can be their next home as I got mine. Everyone here including the professors, the administrators, and the students are very friendly and helpful. They make studies a joyous journey instead of pile of classes and books. After my graduation, I will return to my home country. The knowledge and the experience that I have been receiving here will be a great resource for my academic career. I intend to continue my research further and expect to contribute to policy formulation at national and international level."

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Nikki - Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Studies

My name is Nikki and I am from Iran. Currently I am a second year student studying Physiotherapy at the University of Szeged. I really like the Environment of Szeged as it is a true University City where you can meet people from around the world. I consider Szeged as my second home since I have established my own path here and I have a lot of friends who make me feel home. The reason why I came to Szeged is because I was informed by one of my friends about the fact that the University degrees are EU accredited and will help me to reach my goals and open doors for future job opportunities. Once I have obtained my degree, I would like to stay in Hungary and pursue a post graduate program. Later on I will seize the opportunity to gain some job experience in my field here in Hungary before I hold my ground in Europe.

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