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Illes Peter

Prof. Dr. med., Dr. h.c., Prof. h.c.

  • 1967-1978 – Scientific assistant at the Department of Pharmacology, Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • 1977 – PhD Thesis
  • 1977-1978 – 10 Months Scholarship at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Lund, Sweden.
  • 1978-1981 – Scholarship at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psychiatry, München, Germany.
  • 1980 – 7 months Scholarship at the Department of Pharmacology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, USA.
  • 1981-1985 – Scientific assistant at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Freiburg, Germany.
  • 1983 – Habilitation for Pharmacology and Toxicology.
  • 1985 – Tenure and Associated Professor at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Freiburg
  • 1995 – Full Professor and Chairman at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Leipzig.
  • 2005-2007 – Vice Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig.
  • 2009-2011 – Chief of the Section Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Asclepios Medical School, Hamburg
  • 2011- Continuation of the regular teaching and research activities at the Rudolf-Boehm-Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Main Awards

  • 1992 – Award of the German Society for Research on Pain
  • 1999 – Honorary Lecture of the “Japanese Human Science Foundation” in Tokyo
  • 2000 – Visiting Professor of the “Vokswagen Stiftung” at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, USA.
  • 2000 – Dr.honoris causa of the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2002 – Carl-Reinhold-August-Wunderlich-Award for the best clinical teacher at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig.
  • 2004 – Honorary Member of the Hungarian Pharmacological Society and recipient of the Szentgyörgyi Award of the Hungarian Ministry for Higher Education, Hungary.
  • 2009 – Visiting Professor of the “Cariplo Foundation” at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Milano, Milano, Italy.
  • 2010 – Visiting Professor of the Tongji University Medical School and Advisory Professor of the Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
  • 2011 – Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 2011 – Giuliana Fassina Award of the Italian Purine Club
  • 2013 – Issekutz Award of the Hungarian Pharmacological Society
  • 2014 – Jan Bures Lecture of the Institute of Physiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 – Honorary Professor of the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu
  • 2015 – Adjunct Faculty of the International Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research, Karachi, Pakistan

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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.