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Kristóf Zsolt Szalay

Personal

Education

  • 2010 - 2015 : Semmelweis University, PhD in biological sciences
  • 2007 - 2010: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Biomedical engineering M.Sc.
  • 2003 - 2008: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Electrical engineering B.Sc. + M.Sc.
  • 1997 - 2003: Berzsenyi Dániel High School, Budapest

Research and development activity

  • 2010 - : Intracellular network dynamics and intervention design
    Semmelweis University, Department of Medical Chemistry, LINK-Group
  • 2010 - : Development of the Turbine network dynamics package
    Semmelweis University, Department of Medical Chemistry, LINK-Group
  • 2010 - 2011: Aging research on C. elegans
    Semmelweis University, Department of Medical Chemistry
  • 2009 - 2010: Bioreactor development for stem-cell based bone regeneration surgery
    Semmelweis University, Institute of Human Physiology and Clinical Experimental Research
  • 2008: Mesenchymal stem cell oxygen deprivation research
    Semmelweis University, Institute of Human Physiology and Clinical Experimental Research
  • 2007 - 2008: Participation in the RaSP international project for the development of a novel virus screening device
    Sensor laboratory, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Electronics Technology

Professional skills

  • Programming languages: C, C++, C#, MatLab, R, Python, Java, HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, Assembly, LaTeX
  • Techniques and algorithms: Soft computing, evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, computational modeling, numeric simulations, parallel programming (CUDA, OpenMP, MPI), numerous graph analysis algorithms, community detection
  • Electronic hardware and software design
  • Wet-lab: Cell culture techniques, C. elegans culture, confocal and fluorescent microscopy

Areas of interest

  • Network dynamics
  • Network control
  • Machine learning on complex networks
  • Personalized drug design
  • Aging and longevity

Social skills and activities

  • Organization of multiple student events up to 1500 participants
  • Trainings in project management, time management, study skills,
    leadership theory, teamwork, communication and conflict resolution.

Language skills

  • Hungarian: native
  • English: advanced level
  • French: basic level

Publications

  • Cancer stem cells display extremely large evolvability: alternating plastic and rigid networks as a potential mechanism. (2014)
    Csermely P, Hódsági J, Korcsmáros T, Módos D, Perez-Lopez ÁR, Szalay K, Veres DV, Lenti K, Wu L-Y, Zhang X-S.
    Sem. Cancer Biol., in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2013.12.004
  • Perturbation centrality: a novel centrality measure obtained by the general network dynamics tool, Turbine. (2013)
    Szalay KZ, Csermely, P.
    PLoS ONE, 8(10):e78059
  • Potential application of network descriptions in the conformational changes and protonation states of ABC transporters. (2013)
    Hegedus T, Gyimesi G, Gáspár ME, Szalay KZ, Gangal R, Csermely, P
    Curr. Pharm. Des. 19: 4155–4172
  • Network-based tools in the identification of novel drug-targets. (2011)
    Farkas IJ, Korcsmáros T, Kovács IA, Mihalik Á, Palotai R, Simkó GI, Szalay KZ, Szalay-Bekõ M, Vellai T, Wang S, Csermely P
    Science Signaling 4, pt3.
  • Bioinformatika: mire kell az a sok petaFlop? (Bioinformatics: what do we need all the petaFlops for?, presentation in Hungarian) (2013)
    Szalay KZ
    X. Charles Simonyi Conference, Budapest, Hungary (invited talk)
  • Turbine: a versatile tool for dynamic analysis of complex networks with focus on network perturbations. (2012)
    Szalay KZ, Csermely P
    International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences. Budapest, Hungary
  • Turbine: Programcsomag hálózatok jel-, és zajterjedésének vizsgálatára. (Turbine: a software toolkit for analyzing signal and noise propagation in networks, in Hungarian) (2010)
    Szalay K
    Biokémia, 34, 30.
  • Vajon a szirtuinaktiváció tényleg meghosszabbítja az életet?. (Does sirtun activation really extend lifespan? in Hungarian) (2010)
    Somogyvári M, Dancsó B, Szalay K, Csermely P, Sőti Cs.
    Biokémia, 34, 30.
  • Szövetépítõ készülék fejlesztése 3-dimenziós sejtes struktúrák létrehozására (Development of a tissue construction device for creating 3-dimensional cellular structures, in Hungarian) (2010)
    Weszl M, Izápy V, Cselenyák A, Vácz G, Szalay K, Kiss L
    PhD Tudományos Napok, Budapest, Hungary
  • An Optical Method for Rapid Screening of Blood-borne Pathogens (2009)
    Szalay K, Ring B, Sántha H
    International Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Hobbies

  • Bushcraft
  • Philosophy
Kristóf Szalay
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