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associate professor

Department of Pharmacognosy

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Supervisor of the following TDK topics

Supervisor: FARKAS, Ágnes

Co-supervisor: NAGY-RADVÁNYI, Lilla

Honey is applied both in traditional and official healing practices. However, the medicinal value of different types of honeys may vary to a large degree. The research student should determine the active compounds of various herbal honeys, and – possibly – their marker substances. A further goal of the study is to analyze the antioxidant and/or antimicrobial activity of unifloral honeys in various in vitro test systems, as well as to compare the biological activity of honeys of different botanical origin.

Supervisor: FARKAS, Ágnes

Co-supervisor: Dr. PAPP, Nóra

Histological features can play an essential role in correct identification of medicinal plants and their drug parts. This research will focus on the histological characters of vegetative or generative plant parts, investigated by various microtechniques, including the proper collection and storage of selected plant samples, the preparation of leaf surface casts and sections, as well as mounting and dyeing preparations. The preparations will be studied with light microscopy, and their histological data will be analyzed by different softwares.

Supervisor: FARKAS, Ágnes

We are surrounded by a variety of poisonous plant species, which can cause mild to severe intoxications when different plant parts or extracts enter the body. In most cases the active compounds of toxicologically important plant species are known, however, the concentration of these substances may vary as a function of plant organ, habitat or season. The research will focus on determining the toxicological importance of a selected poisonous plant species (based on case studies), and will include the phytochemical analysis of samples from various locations and time periods. Another option is the survey of poisonous plant species in a selected area (natural vegetation or residential area), highlighting their toxicological significance.