Professor Antal Orosz received his MSc diploma in biological chemistry from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary in 1964. Then, he taught general and cellular physiology at the Department of Physiology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest from 1964 to 1992. Here, he dealt with cellular neurobiology researches until 1982. He was appointed as an assistant professor, senior lecturer, associate professor and professor by the university.
After obtaining the diploma he has been involved in neuro-endocrinological research for a few years and based on the results of these studies he wrote a dissertation and in 1968 he was awarded of the University Doctor of Science degree (DScu). In the following, he began a detailed study of the structure of synaptic membrane pairs that are intimately linked between the two neurons using ultracentrifugation separatory techniques. During this, he first introduced new immunochemical and immunoelectron microscope procedures to investigate the neuronal synapse function at the molecular level. Then, he spent a longer period doing post-doc neurobiology research work in Professor Sir Gabriel Horn’s laboratory at the Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge of the United Kingdom between 1972-1974. Here, for his research, he launched an in vitro neuronal cell culture laboratory, which was a novelty at that time. He held lectures for students as a visiting professor on neurobiology. Later, he was awarded the distinctive title: Visiting Fellow of the King’s College of the University of Cambridge.
He was awarded the CSc degree in biology (neuroscience) by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1976, which academic rank was later changed to title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). From 1979 upon request for three years, he was a biologist’s scientific advisor for the design of a so-called neuronal computer (which has a similar function to the nerve cell network) program of the Central Research Institute of Physics, Budapest. From 1982 he was appointed Head of the Biochemical Department and Radioactive Isotope Laboratory of the National Koranyi Pulmonological Institute (Budapest) and started doing research on the function of the growth factors of lung cancer cells. He was appointed as a university professor of the Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest afterward. Since 1998 he worked as a research director in the Peptide-Pharma Therapeutics Research Ltd. in Budapest. Then, he has established in 2004 the Anticancer Drug Research Foundation at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, where he is the head of the Tumor Cell Biology Laboratory.
Main research fellowships: Univ. of Cambridge, UK, Centr. of Neurochem. Strassbourg and Paris France, Univ. of StPetersburg and Moscow Russia, Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Univ. of Belgrade, Dept. of Pharmacology and Inst. of Marine Biology, Kotor, Serbia and Montenegro, Med. Univ. of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany.
Antal married to Marta Katona in 1967 divorced in 1976. After two years in 1978, he married to Anna Iren Kiss, MD. Antal has three children: Iren Orosz, Zsolt Orosz, and Marta Orosz.