Dr. János Szöllősi

Dr. János Szöllősi studied physical chemistry and obtained his M.Sc. in Debrecen in 1976. In 1980 he received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the Faculty of Medicine University of Debrecen and in 1991 his D.Sc. in Cell Biophysics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Since 1976 he has had a permanent position in the Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology, University of Debrecen, Hungary, first as an assistant lecturer and lately as full professor (1997). Since 2009 he has been the head of the Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology at the University of Debrecen. His Post-doctoral fellowships followed, first in Göttingen (1982/83), then at the University of California in San Francisco (1985/86, 1988-90, 1994). His scientific interests include: studying biophysical aspects of transmembrane signaling: spatio-temporal organization of the earliest events, coupling between physical parameters and chemical signaling reactions with special interest in immunocompetent cells; investigating the topography of cell surface elements using flow and image cytometric fluorescence energy transfer. He has been involved in studying the cell surface distribution of the erbB2 oncoprotein on metastatic and non-metastatic breast tumor cells and in revealing the involvement of lipid rafts in signal transduction processes induced through erbB protein interactions. He is the Europe Editor of Cytometry Part A.

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