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HORVÁTH, Györgyi

HORVÁTH, Györgyi

habil., PhD

associate professor , vice chair

Department of Pharmacognosy

Vice-Dean for Science and Student Welfare

Supervisor of the following TDK topics

Supervisor: HORVÁTH, Györgyi

Today many people buy medicinal plants and herbal products to prevent or cure diseases. Unfortunately more and more adulterated products appear on the market, and their consumption may lead to the impairment of patient’s health. Therefore, the quality control of these products is highly important. The European Pharmacopoeia prescribes examinations regarding the purity, as well as the qualitative and quantitative characters of several herbal drugs.  The student can learn these methods while performing the laboratory tests. The products, which are necessary for the examinations, will be obtained from Hungarian drug store chains. The student will work in the Phytochemical Laboratory of the Department of Pharmacognosy.

Supervisor: HORVÁTH, Györgyi

Co-supervisor: Dr. HELYES, Zsuzsanna

Today more and more people are affected by respiratory infections and inflammations. In these cases essential oils are used by inhalation, but this application is mainly based on ethnomedicinal experiences. Therefore the investigation of the anti-inflammatory effect of essential oils is required, which is one of the most important fields of drug development and pharmacy. The investigation will focus on the respiratory anti-inflammatory activity of essential oils in animal model (mice) and the student can learn several pharmacological methods. The student’s work will be organized at the Department of Pharmacognosy and the Institute of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy.

Supervisor: HORVÁTH, Györgyi

Co-supervisor: Dr. ÁCS, Kamilla

Antibiotic resistance poses a considerable problem in public health, therefore the search for new antimicrobial agents is essential. Essential oils have various effects, their antibacterial and antifungal activities have also been reported. Throughout history, medicinal plants containing essential oil have been used against various diseases, e.g. the spread of plague (black death) used to be prevented with burning of essential oil plants. In the course of investigations the student will learn the process of essential oil distillation, then the most commonly used antimicrobial assays of essential oils, such as tube-dilution and direct bioautography. The aim of our work is to find new and effective antibacterial and/or antifungal essential oils. The student’s work will be organized at the Department of Pharmacognosy and the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.