Molecular Frontiers Symposium 2017-06-07

September 14-15. 2017, at Eötvös Loránd University

Molecular Frontiers ( is an international network formed by researchers and professors. This organization focuses on highlighting the importance of molecular sciences in a wide range of society, thus attracting young people towards science. Molecular Frontiers Symposia, organized for the upper purpose gathers leading scientists of the Globe, usually to discuss the topic of a current global problem. The actual issue and the attendees of these events are decided by the Scientific Committee (many members of which are Nobel laureate scientists); thus young student (age usually from 14 to 25) and other participants have the opportunity to meet the top researchers of the field. Further information regarding past events at:

On each symposia 10 to 12 researcher hold lectures many of whom have received a Nobel Prize. On the demonstrating photo a group picture of the 2015 event in Göteborg can be seen. More than 1000 students and researchers attend Molecular Frontiers events, moreover, thanks to the recently initiated live broadcasting via internet, Molecular Frontiers Symposia are becoming rapidly expanding international events.

We believe that the Hungarian organization of such a prestigious event not only furthers molecular science’s popularity and recognition among the young, but also promotes the international (mostly inter EU) recognition of Hungarian research, thus, fulfilling an important national interest. The currently chosen topic shall follow the theme of an actual Hungarian program known as MedInProt initiative, with the purpose of assisting the communication among scientists working in the fields of protein sciences and pharmacology. The goal of MedInProt and Molecular Frontiers is to efficiently support the more successful integration of Hungarian scientists into the international network.



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Tavaszi lendület a MedInProtnál 2017-05-02

Friss ötletek - gyors támogatás: jelentkezzen még ma!
(Az Ön ötlete és kezdeményezése nekünk is fontos! )

Vesse föl új és eredeti ötletét, akár még ma, nyújtsa be támogatási igényét, és a MedInProt kuratóriuma rövid megfontolás után, ha a kezdeményezést méltónak találja, azonnal támogatja is. „first come first served”.

Figyelmébe ajánlom „Megvalósíthatósági” programunkat (

Támogathatósági feltételek:
- a szinergiában résztvevő kutatók közül legalább az egyik a 4 központi intézmény (ELTE, BME, MTA-TTK, SE) valamelyikében legyen főállású közalkalmazott,
- a javaslat világosan mutasson rá arra, hogy Ön és társa(i) az ad hoc támogatásnak köszönhetően hogyan jutnak közelebb hosszú távú a közös munkához és egy közös pályázáshoz akár hazai, akár nemzetközi fórumon.

Jelen „ad hoc” támogatás volumene:
200 eFt <= x <= 2M Ft (eltérés csak kiemelten indokolt esetben lehetséges)

Jelen „ad hoc” támogatás pályázási határideje:
2017. május 10.
Beadás módja:
Küldje el a e-mail címre.

Budapest, 2017. május 2.

Perczel András
a MEDinPROT kuratórium elnöke

6. Conference of MedInProt - visiting lecturers 2017-04-10

Visiting lecturers

Gábor Mező: Development of bioconjugates and their modules for targeted treatment of cancers with high mortality rate

There is increased interest in peptide based targeting moieties for drug delivery in targeted tumor therapy, that recognize the specific or overexpressed receptors on tumor cells with high selectivity. Despite there are promising results with peptide – drug conjugates, their application in combination similarly to chemotherapy might have benefits. For this purpose we would like to develop molecular libraries which modules (drugs, homing peptides and bifunctional linkers) can be attach to each other in high combination to develop numerous conjugates suitable for targeted tumor therapy.

Beáta Vértessy: K-RAS oncogen mutations: structure-based allele specific inhibitor design

Balázs Győrffy: Investigating pediatric solid tumors with worst prognosis

Malignant diseases represent the leading cause of death for those below 14 years of age. While treatment of hemato-oncologic malignancies can almost completely heal a patient, half of patients with a solid tumor are lost within ten years. In our project we will gain new insights into the development of solid tumors by linking molecular and epidemiologic data.

6. Conference of MedInProt 2017-04-10

We cordially invite you to the 6th MedInProt Conference held at ELTE TTK Eötvös lecture hall on Saturday, April 22, 2017 starting at 9 AM.
Winners of the Synergy V Program and the Grant Facilitating Access to Instruments Program shall present their joint research at the conference. In addition, NVKP winners Gábor Mező (ELTE), Beáta Vértessy (BME) and Balázs Győrffy (MTA) will give lectures.
The conference will end with sweepstakes and poster discussions.
All interested are invited and welcome!


Join MedinProt Program 2017-03-26

The Protein Science Excellence Collaboration Program (MedInProt Program), sponsored by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences shall be expanded from 2017. Full-time researchers or professors working in an institute of the Academy’s research network or at any government financed institution of higher education may join the cooperation of ELTE, BMGE, SE and MTA-TTK employees. In the past three years several successful collaborations have started thanks to MedinProt. Due to the success the board has decided to expand the network of institutes from Spring 2017, thus, reaching a further step in the organizing a network of specialties.

MedinProt is a unique and essential initiative in Hungary with the following aims:
- Connecting, organizing and strengthening different protein science subfields
- Introducing the practice of competitive cooperation
- Catalyzing synergism among different fields of research
- Reinforcing and financially supporting the collaboration of acknowledged researchers

The Program mainly supports the following areas (from 2014):

1) The Synergy Program, announced every semester, provides a moderate, but regular financial support for the selected projects, in which 2-4 postdoctoral researchers can work together in solving a new and promising problem of protein science
2) The Access to Instruments Program, supports pairs of researchers whose research progress largely depends on recordings obtained by certain instruments, therefore, the fund covers the fees of using dedicated large instruments (X-ray, NMR, ESR, MS, etc.)
3) The Instrument Purchase Program is to support pairs of researchers whose scientific progress could significantly be furthered by the purchase of a large instrument (3 million HUF tops).
4) In the Mentor Program protein scientists with different backgrounds and positions may work together for a couple of weeks (2 months tops). The education of the PhD student/postdoc who is less experienced in the given field is supervised and supported by a chosen “mentor”.
5) The Summer School Program provides the opportunity to learn any kind of protein science related technique or to expand ones knowledge in the use of a large instrument, during few-day technical workshops for small groups.
6) The Feasibility Program offers a one-time support (1 million HUF tops) for protein science-related preliminary studies necessary for the application to large national or international grants

Conditions of the application:
1) potential applicants are required to register on MedinProt’s homepage
2) New candidates should apply together with researchers of the previously eligible institutes (ELTE, BMGE, SE and MTA-TTK), they must join the research of one of the upper institutes, thus, strengthening the national synergy.

In each case, submitted applications shall be reviewed by a board of eight members.

Szent-Györgyi Lecture: Stefan Raunser 2017-03-02

March 8. 2017. 4 p.m. MTA TTK Kisterem

Albert Stefan Raunser


Szent-Györgyi Lecture: Zygmunt Derewenda 2017-02-02

February 8. 2017. 4 p.m., MTA TTK Kisterem

Albert Zygmunt Derewenda


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 2016-12-22

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A successful collaboration 2016-12-22

We congratulate the research groups of Andrea Bodor (structural chemistry) and László Nyitray (biochemistry) for their success, since their work appeared on the cover page of ChemBioChem. It is a great pleasure and honor for MedInProt to support such an excellent and productive collaboration.


Szent-Györgyi Day 2016-12-01

December 14. 2016. 9.00 a.m. MTA TTK Nagyterem

Szent Gyorgyi Day 2016.12.14.


Synergy VI. grant 2016-11-23

MEDinPROT Protein Science Excellence Collaboration Program announces a Synergy fellowship for full time employees of the BME, ELTE, MTA-TTK and SE/.

Further information at Applications/Call for proposals

Szent-Györgyi Lecture: Janez Plavec 2016-11-22

December 7. 2016. 4 p.m. MTA TTK Kisterem

Albert Janez Plavec




5. Conference of MedInProt - visiting lecturers 2016-11-09

Visiting lecturers

Zoltán Nusser: The molecular architecture of chemical synapses of the central nervous system

Zoltan Nusser will talk about their results concerning the molecular architecture of chemical synapses of the central nervous system. Synaptic junctions are one of the most complex structures of the brain, allowing highly dynamic communications among nerve cells. Synapses are built up by >1000 proteins in a highly organized way. High-resolution molecular localization methods revealed the subsynaptic arrangements of key synaptic molecules and their roles in determining the functional properties of the synapses.

András Málnási-Csizmadia: Molecular Tattoo

The first non-invasive technology which enables us to permanently localize a drug effect even in subcellular region. Among others, I will demonstrate how animal behavior can be directed by localizing a specific receptor inhibitory effect in a single dendrite of a single neuron.

Csaba Pál: Proteins in evolution

The rate of evolution in proteins varies dramatically. What are the governing principles behind this variation? Can the study of natural evolution govern protein design in the laboratory? Are these principles applicable to other areas of biology?

5. Conference of MedInProt 2016-11-03

We cordially invite you to the 5th MedInProt Conference held at ELTE TTK Eötvös lecture hall on Saturday, November 19, 2016 starting at 9 AM.
Winners of the Synergy IV Program, the Summer School Program, the Mentor Pupil Program and the Feasibility Study Program shall present their joint research at the conference. In addition, ERC winners Zoltán Nusser (KOKI), András Málnási-Csizmadia (ELTE) and Csaba Pál (SzBK) will give lectures.
The conference will end with sweepstakes and poster discussions.
All interested are invited and welcome!


How to get along in science 2016-10-27

for MSc /PhD students and postdocs

Lectures and workshop

date: november 18. 2016, 2 p.m.

place: ELTE TTK Pázmány Péter sétány 1/a, Kari tanácsterem 7. floor

Workshop Poszter


Acknowledgement 2016-10-27

I am grateful to MedinProt for the travel grant awarded on the 3rd conference which provided the opportunity to present my work at the 8th Chemistry towards Biology conference

Viktória Gőz Goldschmidtné 

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3 new support opportunities 2016-09-07

3 new support opportunities, all you have to do is ask

Take this spring’s „ad hoc” scholarship winners as an example!

1) Summer school, which can be organized during autumn or winter, just like the successfully ended NMR-MS knowledge ramping training: in each course 50 students learned selected chapters of NMR and mass spectrometry in a tutorial system for 3 days.

2) Mentor pupil program, in this course, protein scientists with different fields of research and positions work together for a few weeks (2 months tops): PhD students/researchers less familiar with the field are being trained by their selected mentors, who provide them insight into details of everyday recording work.

3) Feasibility study, during which a one-time funding can be required (1 million HUF tops) for any field of protein research in order to carry out preliminary studies for large national or international grants. (Two pilot studies were supported with approximately 1-1 million HUFs, to improve their chances at an international grant, by having successful preliminary data.

Any program can be applied for by sending the proper documents which are available on the website.

Deadline: 10th October

After the advisory board’s decision, approved initiatives start at the beginning of October

motto: Better together than alone and sooner than later!

Synergy V. grant 2016-06-14

MEDinPROT Protein Science Excellence Collaboration Program announces a Synergy fellowship for full time employees of the BME, ELTE, MTA-TTK and SE/.

Further information at Applications/Call for proposals