Medicinal Chemistry Research Group
Research Centre for Natural Sciences, Budapest


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

Breakthrough in the therapeutic options for acute myeloid leukemia
As a result of our collaboration with the research groups or Richard Moriggl (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research and University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria) and Patrick Gunning (University of Toronto, Canada), we have recently published a research paper in the Nature-group journal Leukemia, describing a new, promising lead compound for the inhibition of the STAT5 protein. More details are available in Hungarian on the website of the National Research, Development and Innovation Office of Hungary.

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.

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