XX. Meeting of Nobel Laureates and talented students

26-28 March 2023.


Read the program of the conference


Meet the special guest of the conference!

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Bruce Alan Beutler

Nobel Prize-winning American immunologist and geneticist
A journey in immunology by way of genetics
27 March 2023. 09:25-10:10

Meet the conference speakers!

Plenary Session

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Sándor Bán

Pedagogical expert
Preparatory lecture for the Szent-Györgyi Pupils
27 March 2023. 08:15-09:00
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Péter Hegyi

Program Director of NASE
Introduction of the National Academy of Scientist Education Program
27 March 2023. 11:15-11:35
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Adrien Lengyel

Director of Secondary School Education
Introduction of the Secondary School Education Program of the National Academy of Scientist Education
27 March 2023. 11:35-11:50

Szent-Györgyi Student of Excellence 2023

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Tamás Szalay

Recyclable reagent system for microRNAs detection
27 March 2023. 11:50-12:00

In the year 2021, I had the opportunity to carry out biotechnology research within the framework of the iGEM international project competition. My high school team and I wanted to develop a diagnostic method, which is how we became interested in microRNAs, which are biomarkers in body fluids for many diseases, including several cancers. We aimed at detecting these RNA stretches of a few 10 base pairs in length, in a way that could complement currently available methods, which, although accurate, are expensive and instrument-intensive. Microscopic magnetic beads and their attached single-stranded DNA fragments are the central elements of our reagent system. In this talk, I will describe the reaction sequence in the system and the experiments that demonstrate the method's functionality.

Talent Prize Awarded Scientists of 2023

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Máté Manczinger

Hungarian immunology researcher
Quantity over quality - generalist HLA molecules and antitumor immunity
28 March 2023, 10:00
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László Csanády

Professor, Head of
Semmelweis University, Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A supersensitive thermometer in the brain
28 March 2023, 09:40
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Gábor Kemenesi

Hungarian biologist, virus researcher
The hunt for Lloviu virus in Europe
28 March 2023, 09:20
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Lóránt Székvölgyi

Hungarian cell biologist, researcher
Chromatin structure regulators: the story of Nodulin
28 March 2023, 09:00
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Gyöngyvér Molnár

Professor and Head of Institute
27 March 2023. 11:00-12:00

Pedagogy Session



Laboratory Practises

27 March 2023. (Monday)

between 14:00-17:00

Radnóti Miklós Experimental Grammar School in Szeged
Laboratory 1, 14:00-15:00
Examination of enzyme-linked immunosorbent (ELISA)

During the practice, pupils work in an imaginary laboratory where, based on the samples they receive, they have to determine whether the people who gave the samples are infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic. By examining different samples, a specific antigen will be identified using the ELISA method. The rapid tests available in pharmacies are also based on this method. Of course, we will do this with non-real (non-pathogenic) samples. The method is relatively fast and simple and is excellent for understanding the basics of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays.
LABORATORY 2, 16:00-17:00
Examination of tissue sections by light microscope

During the microscopic histopathology we will explore a new world with a lot of interesting and mysterious facts. Everyone is looking at the same thing yet seeing different things. So how is it? We explore the differences between normal and pathological sections, infer disease from section images, look at what makes a tissue animal, human or plant. We experience how technology can push the boundaries of our senses.

Radnóti Miklós Experimental Grammar School in Szeged, TERMOSZ laboratory
(Szeged, Tisza Lajos krt. 6-8.)

Number of participants:

35 pupils

Németh László Secondary and Primary School in Hódmezővásárhely
LABORATORY 306, 14:00-16:00
Introduction to the anatomy of domestic fowl
(dissection exercise in groups of 3-4)
LABORATORY 308, 14:00-15:30
Examination of the thoracic organs
LABORATORY 305, 14:00-15:30
Determination of protein content by spectrophotometry

Németh László Secondary and Primary School in Hódmezővásárhely 
(Hódmezővásárhely, Németh László u. 16.)

Number of participants:

20 pupils

University of Szeged Teacher Training Secondary and Primary School
14:00-15:00 AND 15:15-16:15
Basics of fruit fly genetics

Fruit fly has been the subject of genetic studies for over 100 years. In recent decades, the hereditary background of a significant proportion of human diseases has been modelled and investigated using fruit fly experiments. After a short introduction to the fundamental principles of muslicogenetics, some morphological observations are presented as stereomicroscopic exercises and simple, measurement-counting-based investigations of the behaviour of different fruit fly mutants.

University of Szeged Teacher Training Secondary and Primary School, SzeReTeD laboratory
(Szeged, Szentháromság u. 2., main staircase, 3rd floor)

Number of participants:

26 pupils/occasion


The number of participating Szent-Györgyi Pupils

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