September 8-11, 2020, Sv. Martin na Muri, Croatia

Attila Gácser

University  of Szeged, Hungary

Attila  Gácser  is  a  Professor  of  Microbiology  and  Immunology  at  the  University  of Szeged where he is the Head of the Institute of Biology.

Additionally, he is a senior group leader at the Translational Biomedicine Research Institute at the University of Szeged.

Dr. Gácser gained his PhD at the University of Szeged, working on Cryptococcus hungaricus.

During his first post-doctoral training at the University of Hamburg, Germany as a Marie Curie Fellow, he studied  opportunistic  human  fungal  pathogen Candida species.

In  2005,  he  joined to Prof. Josh Nosanchuk’s laboratory at Albert Einstein College  of  Medicine  in  New York.

During  his  3  years  of  stay,  he  investigated  the  virulence  and  pathogenesis  of several  different  fungal  pathogens  such  as Histoplasma  capsulatum, Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida  parapsilosis.

Since  2008,  he  returned  to  Hungary  and current  research  in  his  laboratory  focuses  on  the  development  of  tools  for  genetic manipulation of C. parapsilosis and the study of Candida virulence and pathogenesis, host response and immunology of fungal infections.