Péter Mátyus

Graduated from the Technical University Budapest in 1975 and received a postgraduate degree in medicinal chemistry through a two-year postgraduate course. He joined the Institute for Drug Research (Budapest) in 1975 and was working there until 1997.

Then, he was appointed as Head of Department Organic Chemistry at Semmelweis University, where, besides holding this position, he has also become the Director of Drug Discovery and Safety Centre of Semmelweis University.

He received his PhD from the Technical University Budapest and the DSc title from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

PM has been a research fellow/visiting professor in several Univeristies, among them at the University Bonn (Germany), Kyoto University (Japan), the Australian National University and the National University Singapore.

His research interests include synthetic and theoretical chemistry of diazines as well as medicinal chemistry of inflammation and some areas of cardiovascular and CNS systems.

He is the author of several books, book chapters, papers (>160) and patents (>25) and has delivered a number of plenary and invited lectures at international conferences.

He has been awarded by several prestigious Prizes; he more recently received the ‘Gabor Denes Award’ (for his innovative results).