Benedek, György MD, PhD, DSc
  Professor emeritus
Address: Department of Physiology, University of Szeged
Szeged, Dóm tér 10. H-6720
Phone: +36 62 545 098
Fax: +36 62 545 842
e-mail: benedek.gyorgy(kukac)

Curriculum Vitae

Name: György Benedek MD, PhD, D.Sc.  
Born: July 22, l944. Szeged, Hungary  
Family status: Married, two children: Krisztina, 1969, Péter, 1976  
Citizenship: Hungarian  
Languages: Hungarian, English, German, Russian  
Professional training: M.D. (Summa cum laudae)
Medical University Szeged, Hungary
  Specialist in Medical Laboratories
Medical University Szeged, Hungary
University for Continuing Education,
Budapest, Hungary
  Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences)
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  PhD Dissertation: "Basal Forebrain Hypnogenic Mechanisms"
  D.Sc. (Doctor of Medical Sciences)
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
  Thesis: "A tecto-thalamo-cortical visual pathway of the cat"
Post-Doctoral Training: Department of Physiology Pécs, Hungary (Supervisor: E. Grastyán) January 1972-
April 1972
  Department of Clinical Neurophysiology,
University of Turku, Turku, Finland
(Supervisor: H. Lange)
July 1976-
August 1976
  Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry,
Göttingen, Germany
(Supervisor: O.D.Creutzfeldt)
November 1980-
November 1981
June 1983-
September 1983
  Alberta Medical Research Foundation Fellowship
Department of Physiology, University of Calgary,
Alberta, Canada (Supervisor: T.P. Hicks)
March 1985-
August 1986
Visiting Scholarship: Fujita-Gakuen Medical University Toyoake, Japan 1988 August
  Department of Neurobiology, MPI Göttingen, Germany 1989 July-August
  Department of Anatomy, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany 1990 July-August
  Department of Neurobiology, MPI Göttingen, Germany 1991 July-August
  Department of Anatomy, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany 1992 July-August
  Department of Anatomy, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany 1993 July-August
  Department of Physiology MCV Richmond/VA USA 1993 October-
1994 August
  Department of Physiology, University of Sydney 1999 Jan-April
Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor 1972
  Associate Professor 1983
  Professor and Head of Department of Physiology 1986
International and National Service  
Journal referee for Experimental Brain Research  
  Acta Physiologica Hungarica  
Member of the Organizing Committee:  
  IUPS conference
(secretary of section Enviromental physiology")
  ISCEV Conference Budapest 1982
Organizer: Satellite Symposium to 1987 IBRO Congress
"Extrageniculo-striate Visual Mechanisms"
Hungarian EEG Society 1991 Annual Conferenc
(Országos Diákköri Konferencia
Orvostudományi Szekciója, Szeged, 1990)
Magyar Látás Konferencia (1995 Szeged)
Magyar-Román Élettani Kongresszus (1996 Szeged-Temesvár)
Vice-Chairman: Hungarian Medical Chamber (Csongrád county) 1990-1994
University Services: Member of the University Council 1990-1994
  Vice-Dean of Medical Faculty 1991-1993
  Vice-Rector of Szeged University 2000-2003
  Dean of Medical Faculty 2003-         

Environmental Physiology. Advances of Physiological Sciences Vol 27.
Co-edited with F. Obál. Akadémiai Kiadó, 1981. Budapest.


Vision within Extrageniculo-striate systems. Elsevier Ltd. Amsterdam, l988. Co-edited with T.P. Hicks. Progress in Brain Research Series Vol. 75.

Member of the Editorial Board  
  Acta Physiologica Hungarica  
  Fiziologia (Timisoara)  
Invited Speaker:

The role of preoptic zone in sleep regulation
IUPS Budapest (1980)

Physiological properties of AEV
Satellite Symposium to IBRO Szeged, l987

Basal forebrain synchronizing mechanisms in cat
International Sleep Research Conference 1988 Copenhagen

Multisensory tecto-suprageniculate-insular pathway in the cat
Sensory Stratagems in Vision and Hearing
A Festschrift to Adrian Horridge
Canberra, Australia, 1993

Extrageniculostriate mechanisms underlying visually guided orientation behavior. Satellite Symposium for the
Fourth IBRO Congress of Neuroscience, Niigata/Japan 1995

Magyar Gyermekszemész Kongresszus Szeged, 1995

Magyar Neuroophthalmologus Kongresszus 1996

Non-visual components of visual perception
Societas Ophthalmologica Europea, 1997 Budapest

Invited seminars Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland 1980
  University of Zürich, Switzerland 1981
  University of Lausanne, Switzerland 1981
  NIDA, Baltimore, USA 1985
  Max-PIanck-Institute, Göttingen, Germany 1987
  Niigata University, Niigata, Japan 1988
  Fujita-Gakuen University, Toyoake, Japan 1988
  University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany 1989
  Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary 1989
  University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany 1990
  University of Oxford, Oxford, Great Britain 1991
  University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany 1991
  University of Leuwen, Leuwen, Belgium 1991
  University of Illinois, Champaign, USA 1991
  University of Tennessee, Memphis, USA 1991
  University of Delaware, Delaware, USA 1994
  Wake-Forest University, Winston-Salem, USA 1994
  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi, USA 1994
  University of Sidney Australia 1997
  University of Granada Spain 1997
  Georg-August Universitat Goettingen, Germany 2002

III. prize of the MOTESZ 1991 awards for
"Theoretical or Clinical Results in Brain Research"

Grants awarded to G.B. as a principal investigator  
  The parallel thalamocortical organization of sensory modalities in the visual association cortex"
OTKA 1991-1995 2.8 mill Ft.
  Functional and morphological investigation of peptiderg modulation in the neural regulatory processes
ETT 1991-1993 400.000 Ft/year
  Modulation of opiate-sensitivity by the help of stress or chemical substance
MTA-Interkozmos 1989-1992 211.000 Ft/year
  Multisensory integration in the thalamic suprageniculate nucleus
US-Hungarian Joint Fund 1993-1996 1 MFt. 26.666 US $ 
  Thalamocortical organization in the parallel processing of sensory modalitiies
OTKA 1995-1998 3.8 MFt 
OTKA 2003-2006 12 MFt
Publications 160 full-paper publications,
720 citations in the Citation Index
Cummulative Impact Factor: 200.0

University of Szeged
Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School
Department of Physiology
H-6720 Szeged, Dóm tér 10
Tel.: +36 62 545 101
Fax: +36 62 545 842

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