Scientist: Ferenc Jakab

Ferenc Jakab ESMH ScientistFerenc Jakab : Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Pathogens causing severe epidemics are emerging more frequently thanks to global activities. One of our research focus is to identify well-known and new pathogens in samples originating from anywhere  in the World thanks to our extensive international collaboration network. We intend to monitor their prevalence, characterize their genetic background. As the only university based BSL-4 laboratory in the country we do research with high pathogenic viruses. Mechanism of viral infections, molecular pathomechanism of viruses as well as development of new antivirals are the most important activities of the research group.

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Misinformation in science : how false medical news on social media miseducates our society

Social media platforms have taken a leading role in our everyday lives and have changed the way we obtain health information online. The most recent topic fueling disinformation is the novel Coronavirus. However, it is not the only one.

Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab about false medical news

False medical news, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Prof. Ferenc Jakab, Professor of Virology at the University of Pécs; Vice-Dean for Science of the Faculty of Science; Scientific Director of the Szentágothai Research Centre; Head of the Department of Genetics and Molecular Biology and Leader of the Virological Research Group / BSL-4 Laboratory. Why spreading ...