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 once-in-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.

Researchers awarded so far


Dr. Ádám Dénes
Institute of Experimental Medicine, Budapest
His research theme is „Compartment-specific modulation of neuronal and vascular responses by microglia”.

Dr. Gábor Juhász
Biological Research Centre Szeged
His research theme is „Canonical and non-canonical roles of autophagy genes”.

Dr. Norbert Kovács
University of Pécs
His research theme is „deep brain stimulation to improve the quality of life for patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and dystonia”.

Dr. Attila Tóth
University of Debrecen
His research theme is „Gains and losses upon improving cardiac contractility”.

Dr. Martinek Tamás

2021: Dr. Tamás Martinek
Given to the professor of the Department of Medical Chemistry, University of Szeged for the outstanding research activity performed in the field of „Intracellular protein delivery with endocytosis routing sequences”.

Dr. Nagy László

Dr. László Nagy
the scientist of the Institute of Biochemistry at the Biological Research Centre Szeged, who was awarded for “exploring the evolutionary origin of hyphae multicellularity by comparative genomic methods”.

Dr. Horváth Péter

Dr. Péter Horváth
Given to the director of the Biochemistry Institute of the Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged for the announcement in Nature Communications of January 15, 2018 where he and his colleagues described the technique of intelligent image-based single-cell isolation.

Dr. Haracska Lajos

Dr. Lajos Haracska
for “his research in the field of carcinogenesis, during which he described new molecular players of genome stability”
Scientific adviser, head of research group, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Biological Research Centre, Institute of Genetics, Laboratory of Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis Research

Dr. Berényi Antal

Dr. Antal Berényi
for “Advancing the therapeutic potential of electrical approaches in the treatment of epileptic seizures”
Adjunct professor, University of Szeged Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physiology

Dr. Hegyi Péter

Dr. Péter Hegyi
for ”The investigation of the pathomechanism of acute alcoholic pancreatitis”
Professor of Faculties of Medicine, Universities of Szeged and Pécs Regarding that in 2016 a member of the Foundation was awarded with the highest professional prize, the award was not handed over. The professional result was acknowledged with a certificate.

Dr. Tamás Gábor

Dr. Gábor Tamás
for ”Identifying sources of slow inhibition in the neocortex and the description of their mechanism”
Professor of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Neuroscience, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged

Dr. Pál Csaba

Dr. Csaba Pál
for ”The detailed landscaping of the resistance of bacteria to antibiotics”
Senior research associate, Institute of Biochemistry Hungarian Academy of Sciences Biological Research Centre

Dr. Balázs Papp

Dr. Balázs Papp
for ”Disclosing the general characteristics of genetic interaction networks”
Senior research associate, Institute of Biochemistry Hungarian Academy of Sciences Biological Research Centre