Master of Science, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1975. Doctorate, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1985.
Habilitation, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary, 1998. Doctor, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2000. Doctor honoris causa, Göteborg University, Sweden, 2000.
Researcher Eötvös University, 1975-1977, assistant, 1977-1979, assistant professor physiology, 1979-1985, associate professor, 1985-2000, professor, head department, since 2000, director, institute biology, since 2008. Visiting associate professor International Christian University, Tokyo, 1994-1995, Othmer professorship 2007-2008.
Member European Society Photobiology, Hungarian Photobiology Session, European Plant Physiology Society, Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society, Swedish Royal Society Arts and Sciences (foreign member), National Geographic Society, International Photosynthesis Society, Hungarian Biophysics Society (board member), Hungarian Plant Physiology Society.
Married Ágnes Schróth, June 28, 1975. Children: Márta, Zsófia.