After an early career (university lecturer, Doctor of Philosophy) in human pathology he turned to embryology in 1989 and obtained a Doctor of Science degree in Domestic Animal Embryology at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1999.
Gábor Vajta is a Honorary Professor of the BGI College, Shenzhen, China, and Adjuct Professor of the Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. During the past 25 years he has developed several patents relating to embryology, most notably the method of (HMC), the Submarine Incubation System (SIS), the and the Well of the Well (WOW) system. Currently Professor Vajta is director of a consulting company providing services in human and domestic animal embryology all over the world.
Gábor Vajta’s contribution in embryology includes authorship in 343 publications cited 8434 times.
He was author or co-editor of five books and theses, and reviewer of journals including Human Reproduction. Reproductive Biomedicine Online.
Reproduction. Biology of Reproduction, Cryobiology.
Reproduction, Nutrition, Development. Reproduction, Fertility and Development.
Theriogenology. Animal Reproduction Science.
Reproduction in Domestic Animals. And Cellular Reprogramming.
HMC is a radical technical modification of Somatic cell nuclear transfer of the original mammalian nuclear transfer technology established by Willadsen and applied for somatic cells by Wilmut and Campbell. The technique does not require micromanipulators only a simple stereomicroscope and an inexpensive fusion machine.
All work is done by hand, with simple handheld tools (blade and micropipette).The first cloned animals in Africa and Scandinavia were both produced by HMC. Transgenic pigs as models for various human diseases were produced with putative genes responsible for Parkinson"s and Alzheimer"s disease, Psoriasis, Arteriosclerosis and Diabetes mellitus.
The technology promises a new possibility for automation of the somatic cell nuclear transfer procedure. Office of Personnel Services is the first purpose-developed tool for mammalian embryo and oocyte vitrification that has resulted in many breakthroughs in human and animal cryobiology including the first baby born after vitrification of human oocytes, and the first cloned mammal born after cryopreservation of the reconstructed embryo. Office of Personnel Services is also regarded as the most appropriate carrier tool for vitrification of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).
Member International Embryo Transfer Society.
Married Andrea Rakosi, September 9, 1988. Children: Matyas, Balint, Kata.