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HUN-REN Biological Research Centre, Szeged

The internationally recognized HUN-REN Biological Research Centre, Szeged is a prominent Hungarian life science research facility. The four institutes of the Centre founded in 1973, the Institutes of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Genetics and Plant Biology, employ some 260 researchers, whose work is hallmarked by high-ranking international scientific publications and patents. Its research topics include numerous fields in molecular and cell biology, and range from the industrial applications of bacteria, through the controlled improvement of crops, to the problems of human health and environmental protection. The Centre focuses on basic research, but its researchers are also active in education and in setting up and managing biotech companies. The standard and successes of the research at the Centre were recognized by the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) with it being awarded the title of EU Centre of Excellence in 2000.


  • Institute of Biophysics
  • Institute of Biochemistry
  • Institute of Genetics
  • Institute of Plant Biology