Name: Ferenc Fülöp
Born: 23. 02. 1952, Szank, Hungary
Education and degrees
M.Sc.: Organic chemistry, József Attila University, Szeged, 1975
Ph.D.: Organic chemistry (thesis: Synthesis of nitrogen bridgehead heterocycles), József Attila University, Szeged, 1978
C.Sc.: Organic chemistry (thesis: Synthesis and stereochemistry of 1,3-heterocycles, potential pharmacons), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1983
D.Sc.: Organic chemistry (thesis: Synthesis and stereochemistry of bicyclic 1,3-heterocycles), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1990
HAS: Member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (corresponding: 2007, ordinary 2013)
Professional employment and experience
1975-1979 Ph.D. student at the Chinoin Pharmaceutical Company and Department of Organic Chemistry, József Attila University
1979-1991 Teaching appointments (assistant, lecturer, reader) at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical University
1991-present Full professor, Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Albert Szent-Györgyi
1998-2017 Head of Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Albert Szent-Györgyi
Medical University (From January 2000 Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Szeged)
2006-2012: Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy
2014-present Chair of the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Szeged
2016-present Chair of Bolyai Janos Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2017-present Chair of Chemistry division of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
On 9 occasion in the past years at the Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 1-6 months each time. Department of Chemistry, University of Bonn, Germany, 3 months in 1994. School of Chemistry, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 2 month in 1997.
Major research interest
Synthesis and stereochemistry of saturated heterocycles, enantioselective reactions, β-amino acids, enzyme reactions, combinatorial chemistry, drug discovery research (anti cancer, anti inflammatory and neuroprotective agents), green chemistry, flow chemistry, sustainable chemistry.
Publications: ~600 research publications; 35 review articles. Independent citations: ~8000, Patents: 27 drug patents (see: http://www.pharm.u-szeged.hu/gyki/ or http://www.mtakpa.hu/kpa/search/index.php)
Lectures: 35 plenary or keynote lectures, 150 conference and seminar lectures in different countries.
Memberships, positions in Scientific Committees and Societies
Chair of the Committee of Heterocyclic Chemistry of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Head of the Ph.D. program in Faculty of Pharmacy; Member of the Hungarian Chemical Society; Member of the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Society; Member of the International Heterocyclic Chemistry Society; Member of American Chemical Society.
Awards: Géza Zemplén prize, 1983; Charles Simonyi Award 2002, Dénes Gábor Award 2002, Károly Than Award 2005, Victor Bruckner Award 2006, George Hevessy Award, 2008, Khwarismi Award 2009, Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Officer's Cross 2012, Szechenyi Award 2013.