István Molnár Ph.D.

Position
Marie Curie Fellow
Address
Šlechtitelů 31, 783 71 Olomouc - Holice
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

  • 2009–present - 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

  • 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.)
  • 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: 55
  • Book chapters: 3
  • Number of citations: 973
  • h-index: 17

(Web of Science, November 19, 2018)

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