News and Views

  • Vice-President of Chinese Academy of Sciences visits MTA


    Ding Zhongli, Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Ádám Török, General Secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, had talks on co-operation between the two institutions, including the creation of joint laboratories.

  • MTA to fund research to enhance learning methods in formal education


    MTA President László Lovász has announced an open competition for educationists to suggest efficient in-class methods and the development of new procedures. The applications may come from any group of specialists in any discipline or school subject and the winners are expected to work out detailed research projects. Funds will be available in round two of the MTA competition.

  • Two Momentum Teams Identify Protein Responsible for the Development of Inflammatory Diseases


    MTA-SE Momentum Research group for Inflammation Physiology led by Attila Mócsai cooperating with MTA-SE Momentum Research Group for Lymph Physiology have discovered the basis for a new therapeutic method ahead. The family of proteins that are crucial in the formation of tumours also play a central role in the development of inflammatory diseases.

  • Participants of the Medicine in Proteins Program for Excellence in Protein Science Disclose their Findings at Conference


    The first conference of MedInProt covered the development of protein medicine in Hungary, a newly discovered process inducing inflammation, and the role of regulating proteins in the physiological mechanism of aging.

  • Latest Findings in Neuroscience Presented at an International Conference in MTA Facility in Tihany


    American, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian and Hungarian scientists convened in Tihany to discuss the structure and operation of the central nervous system. The conference organised in honour of László Záborszky, turning 70, an external member of MTA and a professor of the Institute and Laboratory for Neuroscience, Rutgers University received a letter of congratulations from János Áder, President of Hungary.

  • Ambassador of Iran pays introductory visit to President of MTA


    Iran and Hungary should expand scientific relations, said Ambassador Mohammad Reza Morshedzadeh when he paid an introductory visit to the President of MTA. László Lovász stressed the importance of further developing bilateral scientific relations.

  • New Home for MTA Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences under Construction


    A new MTA building complex will be offering an inspiring research environment that matches 21st century requirements for scholars of MTA, one that will undergird cooperation between the various fields of humanities and will be more efficient to operate. The building site in District 9 in Budapest is already filled with machinery to give way to the erection of eight, six and four storey blocks of buildings.

  • „Hungarian researchers' and students' attitude is exemplary"


    Gareth John Dyke joined MTA-DE Lendület Behavioural Ecology Research Group thanks to MTA's Visiting Scientist Program. The British paleontologist, invited by Zoltán Barta, head of the research group, will be working with the group for a whole year. His research throws new light on the evolution of flight, and theories on the relation between birds and dinosaurs.

  • MTA Deputy General Secretary Meets a Representative of One of the Top Research Financing Agencies in the USA


    How to widen scientific relations, extend the opportunities of the MTA Momentum Program, and support holders of USA scholarships through partners in Hungary were on the agenda in the discussions between Beáta Barnabás, MTA Deputy General Secretary and Bonnie Thompson, the program manager of the National Science Foundation.

  • Butterflies detect the world with mathematical precision


    The discovery made and reported in the prestigious Optics Express by the staff of MTA Research Centre for Natural Sciences has the promise of a number of application areas ranging from flat TV screens to biosensors. The publication from the staff of MTA TTK MFA Department of Nanostructures is another milestone in the study of nanostructures that make the wings of the Lycaenidae family of butterflies blue.