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Ivanyi Juraj

Prof., MUDr., Ph.D.
Born June 20, 1934 in Michalovce, Slovakia

  • Immunology
  • Member of the Learned Society since 2017

Educational and professional preparation

  • 1945-1953: Gymnasium in Košice and Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia
  • 1953-59: MIUDr., Faculty of General Medicine, Charles University, Prague
  • 1961-64: Ph.D. in Experimenmtal Biology, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague

Employment and academic positions

Main positions
  • 1961-8: Institute of Experimental Biology. & Genetics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague. Head of Department of Immunochemistry, from 1966
  • 1970-84 The Wellcome Research Laboratories, Beckenham, Kent. Head of Department of Experimental Immunobiology from 1975
  • 1984-97: Director, MRC Tuberculosis & Related Infections Unit & honorary Professor at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (RPMS), Hammersmith Hospital
  • 1998 - Professor (honorary) of Immunology of Infectious Diseases, Mucosal and Salivary Biology Division, Kings College London, Guy’s Hospital, Hodgkin Building, London, SE1 1UL
Shorter positions
  • 1959-61: Medical registrar at the General Hospital, Komárno
  • 1965-66: Department of Bacteriology (with Eli Sercarz), UCLA, Los Angeles
  • 1968: Swiss Institute for Cancer Research (with Klaus Scherer), Lausanne
  • 1968-69: Natl. Inst. Med. Research (with Av Mitchison) MRC, Mill Hill
  • 1989-90: Department of Immunology, Stockholm University

Membership in selected domestic scientific bodies

  • 1990-93: Medical Advisory Board member of ‘Lepra’ (Charity)
  • 1991-94: International Secretary of the British Society for Immunology

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies

  • 1986-89: WHO-TDR Steering Committees: Chairman of Immunology of Leprosy (IMMLEP) and member of IMMTUB and THELEP committees

Notable awards

  • Honorary member of the Slovak (1995) and Cuban (1996) Immunology Societies
  • Swedish STINT scholarship award (1998/99)
  • ‘Garnet Immunoglobulin’ award from the Czech Immunology Society (2006)
  • ‘Comenius Academic Club’ (Founding member, since 2012)

Selected publications

258 publikací a 63 přehledných článků a kapitol

Publikace z posledních 7 let
  • Balu, S, Reljic, R, Lewis, MJ, Pleass, RJ, McIntosh, R, van Kooten, C, van Egmond, M, Challacombe, S, Woof, JM, and Ivanyi, J, A novel human IgA monoclonal antibody protects against tuberculosis. J. Immunol. 186; 3113-3119, 2011.
  • Cardona, J-P and Ivanyi J. Secret trumps, impelling the pathogenicity of tubercle bacilli. Enfer Infecc Microbiol Clin 29 (suppl.3): 13-18, 2011.
  • Ivanyi, J. Serodiagnosis of TB: due to shift track. Tuberculosis. 92: 31-37, 2012.
  • Reljic R. and Ivanyi J. Immunotherapy of tuberculosis with IgA and Cytokines. In: Understanding Tuberculosis – Analyzing the Origin of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Pathogenicity. Editor P-J. Cardona; InTech, 457 – 472, 2012.
  • Ivanyi J and Zumla A. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for adjunctive tuberculosis treatment. Editorial, J. Inf. Dis. 208:185-8, 2013.
  • Ivanyi J. Could active case finding break the transmission of tuberculosis? (Letter) The Lancet, 383:1035, 2014.
  • Ivanyi J. Function and potentials of M. tuberculosis epitopes; Frontiers Immunol; Research Topic eBook edited by J. Ivanyi and T. Ottenhoff, 5: Article 107, 2014.

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News

26.06.20

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.

24.06.20

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.

27.11.19

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.