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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

25.07.19

Luboš Perek is celebrating his 100th year

Founding fellow of the Learned Society and its doyen, astronomer doc. RNDr. Luboš Perek, DrSc, is celebrating his 100th birthday on 26 July 2019. He is an indelible part of history as the person who helped define cosmic space, he was the first to point out the issue of cosmic waste and was also a teacher to the most important Czechoslovak astronomers. Let us express our respect and admiration of the extraordinary scientific career of a person who worked tirelessly and continues to work. The Learned Society wishes Mr Perek health, optimism and joy in the oncoming years.

23.07.19

The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has appealed to the Hungarian President to support academic freedom

On Friday 19 July the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and the Learned Society of the Czech Republic sent a letter to Hungarian President János Ánder, in which they state their concerns regarding the situation in respect to management and funding of scientific activities in Hungary. An act, according to which not the Academy of Sciences, but a thirteen-member political committee, will decide on research, funding of scientific activities and establishment or closure of scientific workplaces, will come into force on 1 September.

07.07.19

The loss of Learned Society Fellow prof. Josef Koutecký

We regret to inform that prof. Josef Koutecký, a fellow of the Learned Society, a renowned physician and the founder of paediatric oncology in this country, passed away on 5 July 2019 at the age of 88. He founded paediatric oncology here in 1964 and a separate paediatric oncology department was then established at the Faculty Hospital in Motol, Prague in 1978.