Dr. Krisztina Szabó - Professional CV


  • 2001:          PhD (Dr.) degree in Agricultural Sciences, Szent István University
  • 1999-2000: Specialized post-graduate studies, Diploma in Natural Products and Biotechnology, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, CIHEAM, Greece
  • 1994-1998: PhD studies, University of Horticulture and Food Industry, Budapest
  • 1995-1997: Postgraduate qualification of engineer, Certificate in Plant Genetics and Biotechnology at the University of Agricultural Sciences, Gödöllő
  • 1989-1994: University studies, M.Sc. Horticulture, UHFI, Budapest
  • 1985-1989: Secondary school studies, Certificate of Final Examination at Gyula Illyés Secondary School, Dombóvár

Professional Activity


  • 2011-:         Associate professor, (BCE) SZIE, Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • 2001-2011: Assistant professor, (SZIE) BCE, Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • 1998-2001: Professor’s assistant, UHFI, Department of Medicinal Plant Production
  • 1994-1998: PhD student, UHFI, Department of Medicinal Plant Production

Educational activity

  • Giving lectures and seminars on medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Course leading for BSc and MSc training
  • Consultant of research projects for Diploma degree (M.Sc./B.Sc.)
  • Interrogation, participant in Examination Boards of final examination/ of preliminary examination

Activity as supervisor

  • Supervisor of student participating on OTDK: Zsuzsanna Pálnok: Study on flowering biology and flowering dynamics of Ocimum basilicum L. and its consequences on production biology (1999)
  • Supervisor of PhD students:
    • Cserháti Beatrix:  Exploring morphological and chemical variability of Origanum vulgare L. growing wild in Hungary (2015)
    • Botond Bernhardt: Comparative assesment of biological active substances of basil ( Ocimum basilicum L.) taxa (2016) (50%)


Professional prizes

  • 2002-2008: Békésy György Post-doctorate scholarship
  • 2009: BCE Program for Outstanding Research (outstanding waging acknowledging high quality work)

Research projects

  • 1996-1999:      Study on the genetic diversity and stability of special Lamiaceae species establishing their breeding (OTKA T 020039) - participant
  • 1997-1999:      Breeding of chamomile strains (in commission of Martin-Bauer GmbH) - leading researcher
  • 1999:   Evaluation of Chrysanthemum parthenium Bernh. genotypes (in commission of Martin-Bauer GmbH) – leading researcher
  • 1999-2000:      Evaluation of the cultivar of chamomile ‘Soroksári 40’ for cultivation – leading researcher
  • 1999-2001:      Morphological, phenological and chemical variability of Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum (Link) Ietswaart populations (OTKA F 030658) - leading researcher
  • 2004-2007:      Research study in order to establish the breeding of Matricaria recutita L. (OTKA F 046466) – leading researcher
  • 2009-: Centaurium erythraea Rafn. breeding (in commission of Herbanova Bt) – leading researcher
  • 2009-2011:      Yield production of medicinal plants under different dosages and combinations of fertilizers (in commission of K+S KALI GmbH) – participant
  • 2010-2012:      Characterization of wild growing medicinal plant taxa – subprogram (TÁMOP 4.2.1./B-09/01/KMR/2010-0005) – participant
  • 2010-2011:      Conservation and characterisation of oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) wild populations of Europe (ECPGR) - participant
  • 2014-2016:      Background and regularities of accumulation of phenolic compounds in medicinal plants (OTKA NN 91280) - participant

Other programs

  • 1996:                           Slovakia, Komarno, invited lecturer
  • 1997-1999:      Leonardo da Vinci project (European thematic network for phytopharmacy training) international cooperation – participant
  • 2000:   SZIE Szent István Napok – coordinator
  • 2007, 2008, 2010:        BCE Researcher’s Night – lecturer


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Total scientific publications: 106
Cumulative IF: 13,441