Kata Horvati


Ph.D., research assistant professor

Mail address:
Department of Organic Chemistry, Eötvös L. University,
Budapest 112, Pf. 32. 1518
E-mail: khorvati at elte.hu
Tel: +36-1-372-2500/1736
Fax: +36-1-372-2620

Researcher unique identifiers:
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4092-6011;
ResearchGate: Kata_Horvati

Date of birth:

24th January 1980


My publications according to the Collection of the Hungarian Scientific Work (MTMT): link

Degree and qualification:

PhD in Chemistry (2009) Eötvös L. University, awarded with summa cum laude.
MSc (2004) in Chemistry, Specialisation in Pharmaceutical Chemistry - EötvösLoránd University (ELTE), Faculty of Science.

Positions and workplaces:

06/2015 - to date: post doctoral research associate, Bolyai János research fellow, MTA-ELTE Research Group of Peptide Chemistry
10/2014 - 05/2015: part-time research associate, MTA-ELTE Research Group of Peptide
05/2011 - 09/2014: maternity leave
09/2009 - 04/2011: post doctoral research associate, MTA-ELTE Research Group of Peptide Chemistry
09/2007 - 08/2009: research assistant, Department of Organic Chemistry, ELTE
09/2004 - 08/2007: PhD fellow, PhD School, Faculty of Science, ELTE

Prizes and awards:

2017 Young Researcher Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2016 International Conference Grant for Young Investigators (by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
2015 Kajtár Márton prize (by the Kajtár Márton Foundation)
2015 Bolyai János Research Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2015-2018)
2015 Conference Participation Support Grant, Hungarian Initiatives Foundation, USA
2015 Travel award of the 24th American Peptide Symposium, Orlando, Florida, USA
2014 Travel award of the 33rd European Peptide Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria
2013 Publication Award of the Kisfaludy Lajos Foundation (for the paper: Bioconj Chem. 23(5): 900)
2011 Certificate of merit for supervising diploma thesis of Zsuzsa Baranyai, I. prize (by the Hungarian Chemical Society)
2010 Travel award of the 31st European Peptide Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Young Investigator Award - I. prize on the 9th International Symposium on Solid Phase Synthesis, Norwich, UK
2006 Centenary Foundation of Richter Gedeon - support of conference attendance (29th European Peptide Symposium, Gdansk, Poland)
2005 3rd place on the XXVI National Scientific Student Conference, Budapest, Hungary
2005 Travel award of the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany (Symposium on the 100th Anniversary of Robert Koch's Nobel Prize Award)
2004 Lecturer of the Eötvös-day, ELTE Scientific Student Conference, Budapest, Hungary

Research expeditions and courses

2016 FELASA "C" accredited course on Laboratory animal science and animal protection (SzentIstván University, Faculty of Veterinary Science)
2016 Course on "Statistical analysis of experimental results" organised by the Hungarian Chemical Society
2008 (1 month): Research stipend (Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, South Africa)
2006 (1 month) and 2004. (1 month): Research stipend (Department of Biopathology and Biomedical Methodologies, University of Palermo, Italy)
2006 (1 week) Course on Clinical cell analysis (Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary)
2003-2004 (1 semester): Erasmus scholarship (Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry and Biopolymer Structure Analysis, University of Konstanz, Germany)
2004 (1 week) Course on Mass spectrometry (BME, Budapest, Hungary)
2004 (1 week) Course on Chromatography (BME, Budapest, Hungary)


Research grant (as principal investigator):

2016-2019 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA 115431). Branched multi-epitope conjugates asmolecular platform for subunit vaccine candidates. (3 years, 30 k Euros).

Research grants (as participant):

2013-2016 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA 104275). Detection of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and host cell specific targeted delivery of potential antituberculotic compounds. (4 years, 92 k Euros).
2011-2015 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA 84043). Immunological relevance of post-synthetic modifications of the proteome and of cell-derived membrane vesicles. (4 years, 216 k Euros).
2007-2012 National Office of Research and Technology (NKFP_07_1_TB_INTER). Development of new antituberculotics based on the analysis of the interactome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (5 years, 1713 k Euros).
2007-2011 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA 68358). Immunodiagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis using synthetic peptides and peptide-conjugates. (4 years, 38 k Euros).
2006-2010 Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA 61518). Identification, synthesis and functional characterisation of new, diagnostic epitopes in autoimmune diseases and of IgG Fc peptide chimeras binding to Fc receptor and triggering effector function. (5 years, 37 k Euros).

Teaching, supervising and mentoring activities:

from 2009: Course on mass spectrometry for MSc students(in Hungarian and in English), ELTE.
2003 - to date: supervising and co-supervising BSc student (2) and MSc students (5) of whom the diplomathesis of ZsuzsaBaranyai was awarded by the Hungarian Chemical Society.
Supervising aspirants for the National Scientific Student Conference (4 students, 2nd (2007) and 3rd (2009) place on the competition).

Memberships of scientific societies:

2008- Hungarian Chemical Society - member
2009- Women in Science Society - member
2009- Hungarian Society for Immunology - member
2010- European Peptide Society - member
2014- Hungarian Biochemical Society - member
2014- European Respiratory Society, member
2014- Hungarian Society for Microbiology, member

Language knowledge:

English (intermediate level, 069631/2001)
German (basic level, 452333/2004)

Maternity leave:

05/2011-09/2014; two children (born on 11 May 2011 and 5 May, 2013)

Scientometric data:

Number of publications in international peer-reviewed journals: 23
Number of publication in Q1 journals: 14
Sum of impact factors: 72.217
Number of independent citations: 177
Hirsch-index (according to the Web of Science): 7