Biological Sciences PhD School

Head : Prof. Dr. Zoltán NAGY, DSc

The aim of the Biological Sciences PhD School (BS) is to lead, organize and supervise scientific training (including education and research) and provide the basis for obtaining a  PhD degree and the title for habilitation in different fields of basic and applied biological research from molecular to supra-individual  level of organisms (micro-organisms, plants, animals, ecosystems and humans).

The mission of the BS is training qualified, top tutors and researchers for the future. The BS desires to train professionals who can meet the future economic and social requirements in the field of basic and applied biology. The prominent ways of our research include biotechnology, genetics and ecology together with the effects of global climate changes and  various fields of applied biology in relation to  agricultural development connected to environmental protection and conservation.

The main disciplines of our research topics include


  • Synbotany: vegetation dynamics, organization of plant association, succession, degradation.
  • Production ecology of plant stands. Autoecophysiology, synphysiology.
  • Global climate change and environmental problems.
  • Plant ecology of agriculture.
  • Tropical, semi/desert botany and plant ecology.
  • Plant stress physiology.
  • Ecophysiology of desiccation tolerant plants and their communities.
  • Topics of plant and microfungi taxonomy, coenology, plant geography.
  • Environmental protection and nature conservation.


  • Basic of systematics, faunistics and zoogeography.
  • Taxonomy, faunistics and zoogeography of invertebrates.
  • Animal population ecology, population dynamics.
  • Interactions of the animal populations.
  • Synzoology with special reference to community organisation and biogeochemical cycles.
  • Zoological and ecological problems of the global changes, agriculture, environmental protection, natural protection and ecotoxicology.

Molecular biology:

  • Structure and function of enzymes, the regulation of proteolytic enzymes.
  • The molecular genetics of nitrogen fixation.
  • Regulation of genetic function.
  • Applied development genetics.
  • Genetical mapping.
  • Site-specific recombination.


  • Agricultural and environmental microbiology.
  • Degradation of communal and agricultural wastes by microorganisms.
  • Vegetative incompatibility in filamentous fungi.
  • Nucleic acid based diagnostic techniques for the detection of mycotoxin producing fungi.
  • Pathology and epidemiology of the Fusarium ear blight of cereals.
  • Reproduction strategies in filamentous fungi.
  • Identification, biodiversity and ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.



E-mail: nagy.
Phone: +36-28-522-000/1754
Address: Páter Károly street 1. Gödöllő 2100, Hungary