Tünde Pusztahelyi was born in Sajószentpéter, Hungary, in 1969. She received a Biology degree in 1993 at University Debrecen (formerly Kossuth Lajos University of Debrecen), Hungary, and the Ph.D. degree in microbiology and pharmacology at University of Medical School (now Faculty of Medicine as part of the Medical and Health Science Center of the University of Debrecen) in 1998. She is a Member of the Hungarian Society for Microbiology from 1993. From 1997 to 2000, she worked as Microbiologist and later as the Head of the Quality Control Laboratories of the Hajdúsági Corn and Mills Industrial Co. Debrecen, Hungary. Pusztahelyi serves as a Member of the Technical Committee for national standardization of microbiology in the Hungarian Standards Institution from 1998. She had postdoctoral position at the Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology of University of Debrecen, Hungary, from 2000 to 2004. In 2002, she earned research fellowships of the FEMS and of the Hungarian Scholarship Board Office. She got assistant position in 2006 and was Senior Lecturer from 2009. Pusztahelyi habilitated in food sciences at 2009. She worked as an Associate Professor since 2010 at the Department of Microbial Biotechnology and Cell Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Debrecen, Hungary. From 2014, she is the Head of the Central Laboratory in Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Her main research interests cover cell wall integrity, autolysis, and hydrolytic enzyme production of filamentous fungi Aspergillus proteomics; new antifungal compounds and small basic antifungal proteins; development of immunodiagnostics and Candida proteomics; heterologous protein expression and purification; bacterium diagnostics; quality control; food and feed microbiology.
Biography Updated on 11 April 2016