Károly Márialigeti

Károly Márialigeti studied biology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and obtained his PhD from microbiology at the Faculty of Science. He investigated the bacteriology of soil invertebrates (earthworms, diplopods etc.). His research interest includes environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, classical and molecular microbial taxonomy, phylogenetics, environmental biotechnologies: rhizoplane bacterial communities, intestinal microbiology of invertebrates, microbial biotechnologies in environmental protection, decomposition of xenobiotics (petroleum derivatives, atrazine, chlorinated hydrocarbons, etc.), microbiological analysis of river bank wall filtration, microbiology of sewage and sewage sludge technologies. He obtained DSc title at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2009. His career is bound to the Department of Microbiology at Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, where he is habilitated professor and head. Alongside at present he is director of the Institute of Biology too. He has teaching obligations (graduate, and PhD courses, like Geobiology, Molecular techniques in microbial taxonomy, Environmental microbiology).

He is member of several university/academic scientific boards; chair of the Microbiology Committee of HAS; president of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology, etc.

Supervisor and participant over 35 grants in the past 10 years (e.g. effect of mushroom-bacterium interactions on oyster mushroom fruiting body formation; community metabolism in the anaerobic degradation of short chain chlorinated hydrocarbons; optimisation of water treatment technologies producing ultra pure water; bacteriology of extreme aquatic environments). Over 251 in-extenso publications (https://vm.mtmt.hu/www/index.php?AuthorID=10005182)