The Research Group of Peptide Chemistry has been established by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) in 1961 and has the greatest tradition and international reputation in peptide chemistry in Hungary since the beginning in synthetic peptide chemistry, structural/biological studies, microanalysis of peptides, and immunochemistry.
The group is operating as Research Unit of the Hungarian Research Network at the Institute of Chemistry of Eötvös L. University (ELTE) in Budapest,
in close collaboration with the Department of Organic Chemistry. There are currently 14 academic staff members (the head of the research group, eight researchers from the Hungarian Research Network, three ELTE researchers and lecturers, and two senior researchers support the work of the group as consultants), 1 technician and 6 PhD students are involved in peptide and peptid/protein bioconjugates research. Facilities for solution and solid phase synthesis, chromatographic studies, including a state of the art laboratory for microanalysis, structural characterization and functional studies are available.
The Unit is engaged in PhD education (presently 5 PhD students). Our researchers are involved in International European projects (Erasmus, Tempus, FP6, FP7), NATO, WHO projects, and publish approximately 35 research publications/year.
The Research Group of Peptide Chemistry had a major role in organizing the 7th (Professor Medzihradszky in 1964) and the 25th (Professor Bajusz and Hudecz in 1998) European Peptide Symposium in Budapest. Professor Medzihradszky was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Peptide Society between 1964 and 1992. Professor Hudecz has been elected as the member of the same Committee in 1998 and acts as president of the Society since 2010.