Graduate, L. Eötvös University, Budapest, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, L. Eötvös University, Budapest, 1972. Diploma, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1978.
Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1986.
Research fellow biology research center, Hungarian Academy Science, Szeged, Hungary, 1969-1975; head of group biology research center, Hungarian Academy Science, Szeged, Hungary, since 1976; deputy director biology research center, Institute Genetics, Szeged, 1984-1988; director research institute des science vegetales, National Center for Scientific Research, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, since 1989.
Member Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Academy Europaea, International Society Plant Molecular Biology (board directors 1986-1990), International Society Molecular Plant-Microbe Institute (board directors 1988-1992), European Molecular Biology Organization.
Married Eva Kuzsel, June 16, 1973. 1 child, Fanni.