DR. IMRE KACSKOVICS, DVM, PH.D , FOUNDER & CEO
Dr. Kacskovics received his DVM degree in 1987, and his PhD (immunology) in 1998 from the University of Veterinary Science, Budapest where he worked as a senior scientist until 2006. He spent his postdoctoral training at the University of Iowa from 1991 to 1994, and has been a visiting scientist at the Karolinska Institute since 1995. Since 2006, he has been an Associate Professor at the Department of Immunology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
He is an expert in immunoglobulins and Fc receptors areas (50 per-reviewed publications). He was Secretary General (2001-2007) and President-elect (2010-2013) of the Hungarian Society for Immunology; Chair of the Comparative Immunoglobulin Workshop, International Union of Immunological Societies (2004-present); Member of the Advisory Board of European Veterinary Immunology Group, European Federation of Immunological Societies (2004-present) and Secretary General of the Immunology Committee, Section of Biological Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences & Arts (2008-present ) and Co-president of the Baross Gábor Nemzeti Gazdaságpártoló Társaság, Hungary (2011 –present )
Imre received several fellowships and awards, like Bolyai János Research Fellowship from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1998), Széchenyi István Research Fellowship from the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Hungary (2001), Golden Medal of Szent István University (2006) and the title of "Innovative Researcher of the year 2010" from the Eötvös Loránd University.
DR. KATALIN NAGY, PH.D, Head of Antibody Discovery
Dr. Nagy joined ImmunoGenes in 2012 as a senior scientist. She graduated with an undergraduate degree in biology and received her PhD in Oncology from Semmelweis University of Medicine in Budapest. She conducted her PhD training between 2002 and 2003 at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, USA focusing on cell signaling mechanism of death receptors in colon carcinomas.
Thereafter she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Semmelweis University of Medicine in the Department of 1st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, where she continued her work as senior scientist in Research and Development Projects from 2006 until joining ImmunoGenes.
Dr. Nagy has wide experience in cell and tissue culture and also in molecular biology techniques. As a senior scientist, she participated in several important R&D projects, was responsible for project management for other R&D projects and has already managed several mono- and polyclonal antibody development projects for ImmunoGenes.
DR. BALÁZS BENDER, PH.D, Head of Transgenic Discovery
Dr. Bender has served as a scientist at ImmunoGenes since 2010.He graduated with an undergraduate degree in animal breeding and animal physiology and hygiene, and received his PhD in animal breeding from Szent Istvan University, Godollo. He worked as a scientist at Animal Biotechnology Institute, Agricultural Biotechnology Center. Dr. Bender has wide experience in transgenic animal technology (mice, rats and rabbits) and molecular biology techniques.