In 2013, the Foundation for the Future of Biomedical Sciences in Szeged established the Szent-Györgyi Talent Award.
According to the original concept, the condition for receiving this award, is that the discovery – like in the case of the great predecessor, Albert Szent-Györgyi – has to be connected to a research carried out in Szeged and – modeled after the Nobel Prize – it has to be connected to a oncein-a-lifetime discovery.
With the establishment of the National Academy of Scientist Education, not only does outstanding research in Szeged receive recognition every year, but also in Budapest, Debrecen and Pécs.
The award winners are jointly selected by the Nobel Laureate researchers visiting the Academy’s events, the scientific supervisors of the National Academy of Scientist Education’s University Education Program, and the members of the Board of Trustees. The awards are presented every year in the spring on the evening of the „Meeting of Nobel Laureates and Talented Students” gala event.
Dr. Ádám Dénes
Senior research fellow at the Institute of Experimental Medicine, won for his outstanding research in the field of “Compartment-specific modulation of neuronal and vascular responses by microglia”.
Dr. Gábor Juhász
Professor at the Biological Research Centre Szeged, won for his outstanding research in the field of “Canonical and non-canonical roles of autophagygenes”.
Dr. Norbert Kovács
Professor at the University of Pecs, won for his outstanding research in the field of “Deep brain stimulation to improve the quality of life for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia”.
Dr. Attila Tóth
Professor at the University of Debrecen, won for his outstanding research in the field of “Gains and losses upon improving cardiac contractility”.
2021: Dr. Tamás Martinek
Professor and department head at the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry of the University of Szeged for his outstanding research results in the field of “Delivery of proteins into the cell with endocytosis-directing sequences”.
Dr. László Nagy
Research fellow at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Biological Research Centre, Szeged won for his outstanding research results in the topic “Exploring the evolutionary origin of hyphae multicellularity using comparative genomic methods”certificate.
Dr. Péter Horváth
Director at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Biological Research Centre, Szeged of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences won for his publication in the January 15, 2018, edition of Nature Communications in which he and his colleagues described the technique of intelligent image-based single-cell isolation.
Dr. Lajos Haracska
Research fellow at the Institute of Genetics of the Biological Research Centre, Szeged of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences won for his research in the field of carcinogenesis, during which he described how new molecular actors influenced the stability of the genome.
Dr. Antal Berényi
Assistant professor at the Institute of Physiology, Faculty of General Medicine, University of Szeged won for his work exploring the principles of electrical treatment of epileptic seizures.
Dr. Péter Hegyi
Professor at the Faculties of General Medicine of the University of Szeged and Pecs won for his work in understanding the pathomechanism of acute alcoholic pancreatitis. In light of the fact that a member of the Board of Trustees received the highest professional prize in 2016, the award was not handed over.The professional achievement was recognized with a certificate.
Dr. Gábor Tamás
Professor at the University of Szeged Faculty of Natural Sciences and Informatics, Institute of Biology, Department of Physiology, Organization and Neuroscience won for the discovery of the cells responsible for slow cortical inhibition and the description of their mechanism.
Dr. Csaba Pál
A senior scientific associate at the Institute of Biochemistry at the Biological Research Centre, Szeged won for his work on the detailed mapping of bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Dr. Balázs Papp
A senior scientific associate at the Institute of Biochemistry at the Biological Research Centre, Szeged won for his work on exploring the general properties of genetic interaction networks.