10th János Szentágothai Transdisciplinary Conference

Our eponym JÁNOS SZENTÁGOTHAI, born in 1912, was a prominent neurobiologist who was the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He is one of the pioneers of 20th century brain research – in particular he discovered and described the micro-anatomical structure and physiological functioning of the cortical module. In the year 2012 we proudly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of János Szentágothai, honoring his memory by walking in his steps on the path leading to a fuller understanding of the human being - ourselves.

Main aims of the conference:

1.      debut opportunity for BSc, MSc and PhD students

2.      provide a field for non-native speakers

3.      improving language skills


Pécs is located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains, 200 km away from Budapest. Pécs is one of the most popular tourist destinations in South West Hungary, with sights ranging from mosques as representatives of the rich heritage from the age of a 150-year-long Ottoman occupation, to the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the early Christian Necropolis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In 2010 Pécs has been selected to be the European Capital of Culture, sharing the title with Essen and Istanbul.


The aim of the conference is to share our pieces of knowledge about the internal and external systems of linkages and relationships we generally consider a human being and therefore it will be organized in the following three sections:

 Medical & Natural Science section

Social Science & Religion section

Marketing section

VENUE: University of Pécs, Szentágothai Research Centre

1st DAY, 4th November, MONDAY

2nd DAY, 5th November, TUESDAY




Detailed information soon on our website:






Prof. Dr. Miklós Réthelyi, Professor Emeritus, former minister of the Ministry of National Resources

Prof. Dr. Kovács L. Gábor, Full Professor, President of the János Szentágothai Research Centre