Medicinal Chemistry Research Group
Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest


Brain Research Days
Our group was represented by Ádám Kelemen, Dóra Judit Kiss, Levente Mihalovits and Zoltán Orgován on the Brain Research Days, an educational/scientific-disseminatory forum organized on March 12-13 at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. Photos are included in the gallery.

Our recent work on covalent warhead library design was highlighted in this month's MedChemWatch newsletter of EFMC.

PhD defense
Ádám Andor Kelemen has successfully defended his PhD thesis (Fragment-based approaches in GPCR-targeted drug discovery) at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Congratulations!

Junior Prima prize for Péter Ábrányi-Balogh
Péter Ábrányi-Balogh, research fellow of our group, has been awarded the Junior Prima prize in the category of science. Since 2007, the prize is awarded by the Hungarian Development Bank to Hungarian scientists under 33, who have shown exceptional performance and international recognition in scientific research, after a strict protocol for nomination, and assessment by an expert jury.

Featured article on the website of NKFIH
Our recent results in the development of new STAT inhibitors - together with the Moriggl and Gunning groups - were featured on the website of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary. The article is also available in Hungarian, featuring a video interview.

Publication prize for László Petri
László Petri, junior researcher of our group and PhD student of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has won first prize on the documentary/scientific-educational publication contest organized by BME, the Pro Progressio Foundation and the Hungarian documentary/scientific journal Élet és Tudomány (Life and Science). His work, titled Régi-új fegyver: Kovalens kötés a rák ellen (Old-new weapon: Covalent bond against cancer) will appear in print in Élet és Tudomány, while László will give a radio interview on the Hungarian national (Kossuth) Radio's scientific programme Tér-Idő (Space-Time).

Media appearance
The story of our joint success with the Moriggl and Gunning groups has received wide coverage in mainstream Hungarian media. More details on,,, and

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