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Peter Csermely

Peter Csermely, Hungarian biochemist, educator. Recipient Silver medal of outstanding work President of Hungary, 1989, Fogarty award Fogarty International Center, 1989, Howard Hughes award Howard Hughes Institute, 1995, Niveau prize Hungarian Journal Nature, 1996, 99, Szecheryi Professional award, 1997; Ashoka fellowship.


  • Csermely, Peter was born on October 7, 1958 in Budapest, Hungary. Son of György and Ibolya (Bognàr) Csermely.

  • Education

    • Master of Science with honours, Eötvös University, Budapest, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy summa cum laude, Eötvös University, Budapest, 1983. Doctor of Philosophy summa cum laude, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1988.

      Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1994.


    • Postdoctoral fellow Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1982-1986. Lecturer Semmelweis University, Budapest, 1986-1988, assistant professor, 1989-1995, associate professor biochemistry, 1995-1999, professor biochemistry, since 1999. Chief scientist Bionex Research and Development Company, since 2000.

      Research fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989-1991. Chairman Cooperation in Science and Technology Network B17, Brussels, since 1994.


    • Author: Traps of Cognition, 1995, Stress of Life from Molecules to Man, 1998, Stress Proteins, 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member Raoul Wallenberg Society Against Discrimination, Budapest, since 1991. Member Hungarian Society for Gifted Children, Budapest, since 1994. Trustee Hungarian National Academy of Sciences, 1995-2001.

    Board directors Hungarian National Science Foundation, 1994-1998. Member Hungarian Bio-chemical Society (general secretary since 1995, Tanko award 1986), New York Academy of Sciences, Hungarian Society Cell Biologists (secretary 1993-1996), Mensa.



    Swimming, eastern religions, philosophy, collecting turtle figures.


    • father: György Csermely
    • mother: Ibolya (Bognàr) Csermely
    Peter Csermely
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    Born October 7, 1958
    (age 59)
    • 1982
      Eötvös University
    • 1983
      Eötvös University
    • 1988
      Hungarian Academy Sciences
    • 1994
      Hungarian Academy Sciences
    • 1982 - 1986
      Postdoctoral fellow, Hungarian Academy Sciences
    • 1986 - 1988
      lecturer, Semmelweis University
      Budapest, Hungary, Hungary
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