About Us


The Szeged Biological Research Centre (BRC), is an outstanding institution of the internationally acknowledged Hungarian biological research. At the foundation of the Biological Research Centre, in 1973, the guiding principle was to create a platform for modern multidisciplinary research, thus independent research institutes with different research profiles were established. The directors of the 4 institutes, the institutes of Biophysics, Biochemistry, Genetics and Plant Biology are responsible for the main direction and quality of their respective research activities. In issues involving the BRC as a whole the Director General (DG) makes decisions, who is helped by the Board of Directors, headed by the DG, and in fields outside scientific topics, the Financial, Technical and Operational Department and the Department of Directorate General. The BRC employs about 260 scientists whose work is hall-marked by highly appreciated international scientific publications and patents. The research topics include several fields of molecular and cell biology from the industrial utilization of bacteria through controlled improvement of cultivated plants to the problems of human health and environmental protection. BRC is mainly a scientific basic research centre, but scientists of BRC play an initiative role in the foundation and promotion of biotechnological companies, as well as in educational duties. The successful activity and high-level scientific research pursued in BRC were also acknowledged by the European Molecular Biological Organization (EMBO) and in 2000 the European Union awarded the title of “Centre of Excellence“ to BRC.

Years of Experience
Current researched topics




The Biological Research Centre is the largest research facility of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network. Its activity covers all areas of modern biology. It is organized into four institutes, corresponding to the diversity of the investigated fields: biophysics, biochemistry, genetics, plant biology. The activities of the Center involve primarily basic science, but practical application of the results also represents a high priority.

Research strategy of BRC >>

Institute of Biophysics
Institute of Biochemistry
Institute of Genetics
Institute of Plant Biology
Core Facilities


Current Ph.D. Studies
Ph.D. Studies
Diploma Studies and TDK Research Topics








To support scientific research, the BRC has organized several laboratories that offer different kinds of services.



6726 Szeged, Temesvári krt. 62.



Directorate-General Secretariat

Phone: 36-62-599-769

Scientific Secretariat

Phone..: 36-62-599-763

Hungarian Scientific Bibliography
Eötvös Loránd Research Network