+   DR. Zsolt Pirger - Senior research fellow


DR. Zsolt Pirger, 
Senior research fellow
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Curriculum vitae
Research Area
Technical expertise and skills
Computer skills and competencies
Study trips - stipends
Travel grants
Membership of learned societies
Collaborations
Pudlications


  CURRICULUM VITAE
Place of birth:

Sopron, Hungary

Date of birth:

May 25, 1978

Education
1992-1996

Eötvös József Grammar School, Sopron, Hungary

1997-2002

University of Debrecen
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department of Biology
1997-1999 biology-chemistry major
from 1999 majoring in molecular biology

2003-2006

University of Pécs
Faculty of Natural Sciences

Degrees
2002-

Ms.C.
University of Debrecen
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Biology, molecular-biology, medical biology

2009

Ph.D.
University of Pécs
Comparative Neurobiology Program

Title of Ph.D. dissertation:

Aminergic and peptidergic modulation of the salivary gland and molecular mechanisms of saliva release in terrestrial snail (Helix pomatia)

Academic positions
2002-2008

Pre-doctoral Research Fellow
Neurobiology Research Group
Department of Experimental Zoology
Balaton Limnological Research Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2009-

Post-doctoral Research Fellow


  Research Area

Invertebrate neurobiology, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, molecular biology


  Technical expertise and skills

Electrophysiology - whole cell patch clamp, current clamp, voltage clamp

Histochemistry - classical histochemistry (PAS, HE, toluidine-blue) and immunohistochemical techniques

Molecular biology - PCR (primer design), RT-PCR, SDS-PAGE, WB, 2D-GE

Biochemistry - bioassay techniques (cAMP), MALDI TOF-TOF, LC-ESI

Behavioural analysis - single-trial appetitive chemical classical conditioning and multiple-trial tactile aversive and appetitive classical conditioning in snails


  Computer skills and competencies

DOS, Windows XP, Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Graphics programmes: CorelDRAW Graphics Suit 12, Adobe Photoshop CS4

Statistical packages: OriginPro8

Electrophysiological data acquisition and analysis tools: PClamp software

MALDI analysis tools: Bruker Daltonics flexAnalysis

Data basis: NCBI, ExPASy proteomics server


  Study trips - stipends
2007 (3 Months)

School of Life Science, University of Sussex, Brighton
Sponsors: funded by OTKA (No. 043216) and MRC
Research topic: Analysis of the role of persistent Na+ currents
in learning and memory (supervisor Prof. George Kemenes)

2008 (1 week)

Medical University Innsbruck, University Centrum,
Obergurgl

Sponsors: PENS, FENS, IBRO
Research topic: Hertie WINTER SCHOOL 2008, The design of
neuronal networks: contributions from invertebrates.


  Travel grants
2004 -

4th FENS; Hungarian Neuroscience Society Travel Fellowship - Lisbon, Portugal

2005 -

15th IUPAB and 5th EBSA International Biophysics Congress; IUPAB Travel Fellowship – Montpellier, France

2006 -

5th FENS; Hungarian Neuroscience Society Travel Fellowship - Vienna, Austria

2007 -

Hertie Winter School 2008, Programme of European Neuroscience School(PENS) is jointly financed by the FENS and IBRO - Medical University Innsbruck, University Centrum, Obergurgl, Ausztria

2008 -

SfN conference, financed by the Mecenatura Foundation, San Diego, USA

2009 -

Molluscan Neuroscience Meeting, total participation support from SfN and organizers, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2009 -

9th East European Conference of the ISIN, partially financed by the Mecenatura Foundation and ISIN, St. eterburg, Russia


  Membership of learned societies
2003 -

Hungarian Neuroscience Society (MITT)

2003 -

Federation of European Neuroscience Society (FENS)

2004 -

Hungarian Biophisical Society

2004 -

International Union of Biophysical Sciences

2006 -

Society of Neuroscience (SfN)


  Collaborations
2004 -

University of Sussex, School of Life Science - Prof. George Kemenes

2005 -

Department of Anatomy, University of Pécs - Prof. Dóra Reglődi

2007 -

Department of Biochemistry and Medical Chemistry, University of Pécs - Dr. László Márk