Dosztányi Zsuzsanna – Group leader

I started my lab in 2014 at the Department of Biochemistry at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest thanks to the Momentum Grant from Hungarian Academy of Sciences. I graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest with a degree in physics and biophysics and got my Phd in Biology in the Structural Biology program at the same university. I worked in the lab of István Simon at the Institute of Enzymology investigating diverse aspects of proteins using computational methods. I also obtained post-doc experience in the lab of Andrew Torda at the Australian National University and the lab of Burkhard Rost at Columbia University. My main research research interest is to understand the structural and functional properties of intrinsically disordered proteins and their involvement in various diseases.

Pajkos Mátyás – PhD candidate

My PhD project involves studying short linear motifs [SLiMs] in terms of evolution. One of my main aims to develop a SLiM centric protein alignment method in order to overcome the limitation of alignment based evolutionary SLiM analyses. I have been working in the group for 6 years. I started to work here during my BSc studies and since September, 2013 I am working on my PhD project.

Szaniszló Tamás – PhD student

I graduated from the Eotvos Lorand University and I earned my degree in biology. After receiving my degree I worked for years at the Semmelweis University on the development of a mass spectrometry based tissue identification system. I joined the group in 2015 as a PhD student. In my PhD research I focus on the experimental characterization of the short linear motif mediated interaction network of the LC8 protein.

Erdős Gábor – PhD student

My research aims to understand the behaviour of protein-protein interactions mediated by short linear motifs [SLiMs] through structural analysis. I obtained my Master’s degree from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, and i am currently working on my PhD in the group. Before joining the group, I was an investigator scientist in Dr Tamás Hegedus’s lab at the Semmelweis University

Máté Fülöp – MSc student

My work involves molecular cloning, protein purification and performing in vitro interaction assays. Currently I am working along with Tamás on identifying new binding motifs of LC8 dynein light chain, on a peptide-scale. My project furthermore aims to analyze protein-protein interactions of LC8 and binding partner candidates selected from our peptide-level studies. I started working here in 2016, and my previous project examined Tctex-1 dynein light chain.


  • Post-doc researchers
    • Bálint Mészáros
  • PhD students
    • Borbála Hajdu-Soltész
    • Zoltán Mezei
  • MSc students
    • Valéria Hudák


  • Nicolás González Foutel
  • Marcia Hasenahuer
  • Patricio German Barletta Roldan
  • Juliana Glavina