Peter Engelmann PhD

Associate Professor
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Phone: +36-72-536-288 / 36528
Scientific work:
  • 1997-2000. Research student
  • 2000.-2003. PhD student
  • 2003.-2004. Researcher, University of Pécs-Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2005.-2007. Assistant Lecturer
  • 2007.- Assistant Professor at the Department of Immunology and Biotechnology, Clinical Center, University of Pecs
  • 2004. PhD degree (title: Innate immunity in invertebrate model organism: morphological and functional characterization of Eisenia fetida coelomocyte subgroups by immunological methods.)
    Tutor: Péter Németh MD, PhD, Professor
Study trip:
  • Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School
    • Section for Immunology and Immunogenetics, Boston, MA, USA
    • 2005-2007, Research Fellow (Supervisor: Dr. Tihamér Orbán)
  • Aarhus University
    • Department of Biosciences, Silkeborg, Dánia
    • 2010 (2 months), Visiting Researcher
  • University of Lille
    • Laboratoire d’Ecologie Numerique et d’Ecotoxicologie, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Franciaország
    • 2011 (2 months), Visiting Researcher
Scientific interest:
  • 1998-2004: Studying the evolution of innate immunity in an invertebrate model organism. Characterization of innate immune cells, phagocytes with novel molecular markers (Supervisor: Péter Németh MD, PhD)
  • 2005-2007: The role of Th and iNKT cells in the pathogenesis of human type 1 diabetes mellitus, NKT cell biology (Supervisor: Tihamér Orbán, MD) 
  • 2007-2010: Functional characterization of invertebrate immune cells.
  • 2010- Comparative analysis of silver nanoparticle-derived toxicity on invertebrate and vertebrate immune cells.
Laboratory skills:
  • Cell- and tissue culturing (cell lines, hybridome production, antigen specific T-cell assays).
  • Flow cytometry: cell surface- and intracellular labeling, functional assays ([Ca]i level, cell cycle, ROS, etc.)
  • Histochemical techniques: enzyme-, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence
  • Immunoserology: ELISA, Dot-blot, Western blot
  • Molecular biology: PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, cDNA and phage-display library screening and sequencing.