Darvas Zsuzsanna

Position: Associate Professor
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Room: NET 621
Phone: +36 (1) 210 2930 / 56326



Birth: July 24, 1951, Budapest


  • 1970 - 1975 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Natural Sciences: Biology

Academic qualifications:

  • 1997 Eötvös Loránd University: PhD

Present and previous positions:

  • 2001 - Semmelweis University: Associate professor
  • 1989 - 2001 Semmelweis Medical University: Senior lecturer
  • 1978 - 1989 Semmelweis Medical University: Lecturer assistant to professor
  • 1975 - 1978 Semmelweis Medical University: Research assistant

Professional visits:

  • 2000 University of Buenos Aires, Laboratory of Radioisotops, Argentina (Prof. Elena Rivera)
  • 1996 - 1997 Tohoku University, Department of Pharmacology II., Sendai, Japan (Prof. Takehito Watanabe)
  • 1989 Institute of Panum, Department of Biochemistry B, Coppenhagen, Denmark (Prof. Per-Hellung Larsen)
  • 1987 Gifu Medical University, Department of Biochemistry, Gifu, Japan (Prof. Yoshinori Nozawa) 

Activities in education:

  • Lectures and practices in Hungarian and in English for medical students, dentists and pharmacists
  • Special course in histamine biology for PhD students

Other activities at the university:

  • Member of Committee of NET Library

Academic activities:

  • President of Foundation of Inflammation Biology

Honours and awards:

  • 1997 Exellent teacher/researcher
  • 1985 Honour of Public Health Minister of Hungary

Research interests:

  • Histamine metabolism (histidine decarboxylase, histamine-N-methyl-transferase and diamine-oxidase)
  • Role of histamine in tumor promotion
  • Interaction of histamine and the cytokine network
  • Histamine and the cell adhesion molecules

Research areas:

  • 1994 - 2003 Histamine metabolism (histidine-decarboxylase, diamine-oxidase, histamine-N-methyltransferases) in human tumors (methods: Western blot, RT-PCR, enzyme activity)
    Interaction of histamine and cytokine network in the tumor promotion and in precancerous stages (metods: immunhistochemistry, FACS, Elisa)
    Immunohistochemical detection of HDC protein and its activity in tumor samples moreover examination of its possible usefullness in tumor prognosis. (metods: immunhistochemistry) 
  • 1975 - 1994 Phylo- and ontogeny of hormone receptors on unicellular model Tetrahymena pyriformis


  • Hungarian (native)
  • English



Complete list of publications: MTMTPubMed



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