Department of Human Genetics


Melinda Szilágyi-Bónizs M.Sc., Ph.D.

Melinda Szilágyi-Bónizs M.Sc., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Phone: +36 52 512 900 /65374
Personal data:
Dr. Melinda Szilágyi-Bónizs
Assistant professor
University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics
4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1., Hungary
Telephone: +36-52/512-900, 65374
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
2013-2019 Assistant lecturer, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics
2019- Assistant professor, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Human Genetics

Experience abroad:
2016 University of Leiden, Faculty of Science, Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health, The Netherlands, The Netherlands
2016 Introduction to the statistical analysis of genome-wide association studies, Short course, Imperial College, London
2019 Comenius University in Bratislava, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin, Division of Oncology, Martin, Slovakia

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 (2013), Hungarian Society for Microbiology
Fields of interest:
Role of miRNAs in ovarian cancer
Cell free nucleic acids as diagnostic biomarkers
Regulation of antibiotic production and differentiation in Streptomyces bacteria
Cooperation in microbial cultures
Carbon starvation stress response and secondary metabolite production in filamentous fungi

Scientometric data:
Scientific publications: 19 (English), 1 (Hungarian)
Book chapters: 1 (English), 2 (Hungarian)
Citations: 399 (Google scholar), 280 (MTMT, independent: 197)
Hirsch index: 9
i10 index: 9
Conference abstracts: 11 lectures, 23 posters
IF: 43.24
PhD students: 1 (Alexandra Varga)
Supervisory activity: 8 TDK thesis, 4 BSc thesis, 6 MSc thesis
MTMT azonosító: 10034831