István Molnár Ph.D.

Position
Senior researcher
Address
Šlechtitelů 31, 779 00 Olomouc
Room number
304
Research group

Curriculum Vitae

Education and Academic Degrees

  • 2009 – Ph.D., Crop Sciences and Horticulture, Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary
  • 2001 – M.Sc., Biology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 1996 – B.Sc., Biology and Chemistry, Esterhazy College, Eger, Hungary

Position and Employment

  • 2019–present – Senior researcher, Centre of Plant Structural and Functional Genomics, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2009–2019 – Senior Research Associate, Department of Plant Genetic Resources, Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár, Hungary
  • 2004–2008 – Research Associate, Department of Plant Genetic Resources, Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár, Hungary
  • 2001–2004 – Assistant Research Associate, Department of Plant Genetic Resources, Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Martonvásár, Hungary
  • 1996–2001 – Department of Botany, Esterhazy College, Eger, Hungary

Research Focus

  • Genome structure analysis
  • Transfer of alien genes
  • Interspecific hybridization and related techniquesInterspecific hybridisation and related techniques
  • In situ hybridization
  • Photosynthetic research methods

Awards

  • 2017–2019 – Marie Curie Fellowship  'AEGILWHEAT' (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016-746253): 'Widening gene pool of bread wheat by hybridization with Aegilops biuncialis supported by advanced genetic and chromosome genomic approaches'. Centre of the Region Hana for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic (Prof. Jaroslav Doležel)
  • 2014–2017 – Bolyai János Fellowship (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): 'Gene content of the chromosomes of a goatgrass species used in a prebreeding programme’ (Awarded to 5-8 young scientist with high publication activity in Hungary.)
  • 2013–2014 (4 months) – OECD Co-operative Research Programme Fellowship: (TAD/CRP, JA00079297) 'Advanced genomic resource for wheat improvement'. Centre of the Region Hana for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, Institute of Experimental Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic (Prof. Jaroslav Doležel)
  • 2010–2013 – Bolyai János Fellowship (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): 'Molecular cytogenetic identification of chromosomes flow-sorted from diploid goatgrass (Aegilops) species'
  • 1999 – First prize of Frank-Helianthus Foundation in the category of basic and applied research
  • 1995 and 1997 – First prize in the Section of Plant Physiology of the Student's National Scientific Congress. (Awarded every two years to one student/section who made the best scientific research paralel with university studies.)
  • 1995 – First prize of the Commission of Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Regional Comittee in Miskolc

Publication Activity

  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals: 49
  • Book chapters: 3
  • Number of citations: 742
  • h-index: 16

(Web of Science, January 2020)

Five Selected Publications

  • Rakszegi, M., Molnár, I., Lovegrove, A., Darko, E., Farkas, A., Láng, L., Bedő, Z., Doležel, J., Molnár-Láng, M., Shewry, P. (2017) Addition of Aegilops U and M chromosomes affects protein and dietary fiber content of wholemeal wheat flour. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 1529
  • Molnár, I., Vrána, J., Burešová, V., Cápal, P., Farkas, A., Darkó, É., Cseh, A., Kubaláková, M., Molnár-Láng, M., Doležel, J. (2016) Dissecting the U, M, S and C genomes of wild relatives of bread wheat (Aegilops spp.) into chromosomes and exploring their synteny with wheat. The Plant Journal 88(3):452–467
  • Molnár, I., Vrána, J., Farkas, A., Kubaláková, M., Cseh, A., Molnár-Láng, M., Doležel, J. (2015) Flow sorting of C-genome chromosomes from wild relatives of wheat Aegilops markgrafii, Ae. triuncialis and Ae. cylindrica, and their molecular organization. Annals of Botany 116: 189–200
  • Molnár, I., Kubaláková, M., Šimková, H., Farkas, A., Cseh, A., Megyeri, M., Vrána, J., Molnár-Láng, M., Doležel, J. (2014) Flow cytometric chromosome sorting from diploid progenitors of bread wheat, T. urartu, Ae. speltoides and Ae. tauschii. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 127(5): 1091–1104
  • Molnár, I., Cifuentes, M., Schneider, A., Benavente, E., Molnár-Láng, M. (2011) Association between SSR-rich chromosome regions and intergenomic translocation breakpoints in natural populations of allopolyploid wild wheats. Annals of Botany 107(1): 65–76

Publications