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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

20.05.19

XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.

19.05.19

Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.

07.05.19

XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.