Department of Human Genetics


Melinda Szilágyi-Bónizs M.Sc., Ph.D.

Melinda Szilágyi-Bónizs M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Lecturer
Phone: +36 52 512 900 /65010;65834

Personal data:

Melinda Szilágyi-Bónizs, MSc, PhD
Assistant lecturer
University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics
4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
Telephone: +36-52/512-900, 65010
Office: LSB 2.407


2003-2008 Biologist/specialization: biotechnology, MSc, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science
2008-2012 PhD studies, Pál Juhász-Nagy Doctoral School, Biology Program

Scientific degree/title:

2012 PhD, Natural Sciences, Biology Program

Language skills:

English (advanced)
German (basic)


2008-2012 PhD student, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science, Department of Microbial Biotechnology and Cell Biology
2012-2013 Junior research fellow, Hungarian Academy of Science-University of Debrecen, „Lendület” Behavioural Ecology Research Group
2013 – Assistant lecturer, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics

Experience abroad:

2016 University of Leiden, the Netherlands
2016 Introduction to the statistical analysis of genome-wide association studies, Short course, Imperial College, London


2009 - Hungarian Society for Microbiology
2014 - Hungarian Academy of Science, VIII. Section of Biological Sciences, Committee of General Microbiology
2016 - Hungarian Society of Human Genetics
2016 - European Society of Human Genetics


2008      Medallion of the Faculty of Science
2013      Second place for the best paper award in mycology section, Hungarian Society for Microbiology
Fields of interest:

Role of miRNAs in ovarian cancer
Regulation of antibiotic production and differentiation in Streptomyces bacteria
Modeling evolution in microbial cultures
Carbon starvation stress response and secondary metabolite production of filamentous fungi

Scientometric data:

Scientific publications: 11
Book chapters: 1 (English), 2 (Hungarian)
Citations: 205
Hirsch index: 6
IF: 15.76
Conference abstracts: 21
Supervisory activity: 5 TDK thesis, 4 BSc thesis, 6 MSc thesis
MTMT: 10034831