Ákos Végvári was born in Hungary in 1968. He received his M.S. degree in biology in 1996 from the University of Pécs, Hungary, with a thesis on the bioanalytical applications of capillary electrophoresis. During the period of 1997–2003, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry at the University of Pécs, Hungary, and in biochemistry at the Uppsala University, Sweden, respectively; working on analytical methodology development for separation of low-molecular-weight compounds, peptides, proteins, and nucleic acids. Soon after, he joined a biotechnology company in Stockholm, working on the analytical characterization of newly developed AIDS drugs, while conducting bioanalytical research at the Uppsala University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He was appointed to Associate Professor in biochemistry at Uppsala University in 2006. In 2007, he moved to Lund, Sweden, where he is currently working at the Biomedical Center of Lund University as a Senior Scientist. His main research interests focus on disease linked, mass-spectrometry-based proteome analysis, including targeted cancer proteomics as well as fundamental method developments for localization of drug compounds in tissue sections by MALDI imaging mass spectrometry.
Biography Updated on 22 January 2012