Dr. Nándor Gábor Than Presents at 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Reproductive Investigation in Orlando, Florida

Dr. Nándor Gábor Than, senior research fellow at the Research Center for Natural Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, gave a presentation at the 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Reproductive Investigation, and also visited institutions such as the University of Southern California and Zymo Research Corporation. HIF is proud to have supported Mr. Than’s program with a Conference Support Scholarship.

Mr. Than with Prof. Nick Illsley, president of the International Federation of Placenta Associations

The 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Reproductive Investigation was held from March 15-18, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. The event included lectures and poster presentations, all in the aim to highlight new approaches and opportunities to utilize the power of scientific data in order to promote knowledge of reproductive health and medicine. At the conference, Dr. Than presented a poster titled: Systems biology identifies key molecular networks and hub factors in placental pathways of preeclampsia.

“This conference travel enabled me to share knowledge at the international level and to build important collaborations between Hungarian and US academic and industrial entities.”

Dr. Than had the chance to hold import discussions with leaders of the Society of Reproductive Investigation and the International Federation of Placenta Associations, as well as researchers from various academic institutions in order to extend the collaborative network between Hungary and the USA.

Additionally, Dr. Than was invited to visit the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, and Zymo Research Corporation in Irvine, California. At these institutions, Mr. Than held more collaborative meetings with professors and leaders in the intention to work on a National Institutes of Health grant application in conjunction with his own research institution called Lendület Research Group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Than also had the opportunity to analyze data from ongoing research activities between these institutions, prepare collaborative manuscripts for lead journals, and develop plans for the continuation of collaborative research programs.

“I thank again the gracious support of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation by providing me a Conference Participation Scholarship, and highly appreciate its continuing important activity to promote the development of scientific and industrial links between Hungary and the USA!”