+   Tibor Kiss - Scientific Adviser

Tibor Kiss MSc, Ph.D., DSc
scientific adviser
Institute Building C, room ??
tel: +36 87 448244 ext №222
fax: +36 87 448006

Research Area
Research Description
Selected Publications

Major Projects
Travel, work abroad


27- 11- 1945, Komárom, Hungary

2001 -

Doctor of biological Sciences

1981 -


1972 -

Doctor of Natural Phylosophy

1969 -

University Degree at the St.Ptersburg University (Russia)

2001 - present

Scientific adviser


Senior research fellow at BLKI of HAS


research fellow at BLKI of HAS


assistant research fellow at BLKI of HAS


1972 -

Hungarian Biophysiocal Society (1986 - 1988 Comittee member)

1993 -

Hungarian Society of Neuroscience

1972 -

Hungarian Physiological Society (1990 - Committee member)

1972 -

International Physiological Society (IUPS)

1978 -

International Biophysical Society (IUBS)

1996 -

European Neuroscience Society (FENS)

  Research Area

Physiology and pharmacology of the voltage - and ligand activated ion-channels in invertebrates. Peptidergic and aminergic modulation at synapses, receptors and ion-channels.

  Research Description

My research is concerned with the cellular and molecular mechanism of signaling in the central nervous system and in the periphery of invertebrates. Most of my work was done on the snail Helix pomatia nervous system analysing voltage-dependent K- and Na-channels, and ligand-activated conductances.

Recently I am interested in the modulatory mechanisms of endogeneous neuropeptides. The salivary gland system is used as a model system. This model provide opportunity to study the mechanisms of transmitters (dopamine and serotonin) and different neuropeptides isolated from molluscs on the neuro-muscular and neuro-glandular transmission. I am interested in the interaction between neurotransmitters and neuropeptides and between different pharmacological receptors (cross talk between receptors). For that purpose I investigate ion-conductances activated by neurotransmitters and neuropeptides. Different electrophysiological methods as single - and two - microelectrode voltage-clamp as well as patch-clamp are used. In the next I would like to involve the possibilities given by molecular biology in conjunction with classical electrophysiological methods.

  Selected Publications

Belan, P.V., Osipenko, O.N., Snitsarev, V., Storozhuk, M.V., Kiss, T.: The effect of acetylcholine and serotonin on calcium transients and calcium currents in identified Helix pomatia L. Cellular Signalling 6, 551-559, 1994.

Kiss, T., Osipenko, O.N.: Toxic effects of heavy metals on ionic channels. Pharmacol. Rev. 46, 245-267, 1994. 

Hernádi, L., Terano, Y., Muneoka, Y., Kiss, T.: Distribution of catch-relaxing peptide (CARP)-like immunoreactive neurons in the central and peripheral nervous system of Helix pomatia. Cell. Tissue Res. 280, 335-348, 1995. 

Kiss, T., Osipenko, O.N.: Effect of molluscan neuropeptide RAPYFVamide in identified Helix pomatia L. neurons. Gen. Pharmac. 29, 97-102, 1997 

Kiss, T., Elekes., Fujisawa, Y., Muneoka, Y.: Ionic mechanicms mediating Mytilus inhibitory peptides elicited membrane currents in identified Helix neurons. Brain. Res. 830, 258-267, 1999. 

Elekes K., Kiss T., Fujisawa Y., Hernádi L., Erdélyi L., Muneoka Y.: Mytilus inhibitory peptides (MIP) in the central and peripheral nervous system of the pulmonate gastropods, Lymnaea stagnalis and Helix pomatia.: distribution and physiological actions. Cell Tissue Res. 302, 115-134, 2000 

Kiss T., Vehovszky Á., Hiripi L., Kovács A., Vörös L. Membrane effects of toxins isolated from a cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii, on identified molluscan neurones. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. C131, 167-176, 2002

Kiss T., Hiripi L., Papp N., Elekes K. Dopamine and serotonin receptors mediating contractions of the snail, Helix pomatia, salivary duct. Neuroscience, V. 116, 775-790, 2003

  Major Projects

2003-2006 - Cellular mechanisms of the neuromodulation in neuromuscular and neuroglandular junction.

  Travels, work abroad

1972 - Training Course in Electrobiology (3 weeks). Biol. Station, San Juan, Puerto Rico (J.del Castillo)

1972- Institute of Physiology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, 3 month ( J.Zachar) 

1982 - MPI, Institute of Psychiatrie München,3 month (H.D. Lux)

1978 - Royal Society fellowship (6 month), Dept. of Comparative Zoology and Physiology, Univ. of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (J.Finlayson)

1982- 84 - Humbold fellowship (20 month) Inst. of Physiology, Medical Univ. of Saarland, Homburg, Germany (H-Meves)

1994 - Humbold fellowship (4 month), Inst. of Physiology, Univ. of Münster, Münster, Germany (J.Speckman).