Eötvös Loránd University, biology and chemistry, MSc. (Budapest, Hungary)
Eötvös Loránd University, Ph.D student (Budapest, Hungary)

Working experience

Research Group for Bryology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Eszteházy Károly College, Eger, Hungary - research assistant
Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
    associate in research

Scientific activities

  • Curator of the Lichen Herbarium (EGR, Eger, Hungary)
  • Floristical investigation on lichens in the Carpathian Basin
  • Investigation of endangered lichens and habitats in Hungary
  • Secondary metabolites of lichens (Hypogymnia physodes, Lecanora conizaeoides) and habitat factors
  • Molecular works on lichens (on Lecanoromycetidae group and population studies on Hypogymnia phyodes)
  • Molecular works on endolichenic and endophytic fungi, DNA amplification and sequencing

Attendance of conferences

I. Hungarian Mycological Congress
Hungary, Budapest, May 26-28, 1999
poster: Lichens as indicators of air pollution in Hungary

International Conference on Lichen Conservation Biology (LICONS)
Switzerland, Birmensdorf, August 30-Sept 3, 1999
poster: Lichen mapping studies in Hungarian cities

II. Hungarian Mycological Congress
Hungary, Szeged, May 2002
poster: Connection between the secondary metabolism of lichens and the habitat factors

6. Hungarian Ecological Congress
Hungary, Gödöllô, August 27-29, 2003
poster: Lichen substances of Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl. and Lecanora conizaeoides Nyl. ex Crombie and habiatat factors

XVII International Botanical Congress
Austria, Vienna, July 17-23, 2005
poster: The cryptogamic flora of the Zgurasti Cave and surroundings (Apuseni Mountains Romania)

III. Hungarian Conference of Conservation Biology
Hungary, Eger, Nov 3-6, 2005
poster: Data for the lichen flora of the Uppony pass

IV. Hungarian Mycological Congress, 2008
Debrecen, Hungary, May 29-31, 2008
poster: Molecular investigations of various lichen taxa and populations in Hungary.

Third Annual Duke IGSP Systems Biology Symposium
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, October 10, 2008

Young Lichenologists' Workshop in Hungary
Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
Vácrátót, Hungary, 17-20 April, 2009
poster: Secondary metabolites of the epiphytic lichen Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl.

Collecting expeditions

July 1998 Western Carpathians, (Ukraine)
1998-1999 Komárom (Hungary, Lichen mapping)
July 1999 Western Carpathians (Ukraine)
July 2001 Tatra Mts (Slovakia)
June 2003 Bihor Mts (Transylvania, Romania)
March-Apr 2005 Andes, Meridan Kordillera (Venezuela)
June 2005 Bihor Mts (Transylvania, Romania)
Several times during 2005-2006 Uppony Mt, Mátra Mts, Bükk Mts (Hungary)
June 2006 Bihor Mts (Transylvania, Romania)
Jul 2007 Southern Appalachian Mts (Highlands, NC, USA)


Association of the Hungarian Biologist, Sectio of the Botanist (MBT Botanikai Szakosztálya) 2000 -
International Association for Lichenology 1999 -