Name: Dr. Peter Horvath

Year of birth: 1980

Education:

  • MSc: Computer Science (University of Szeged 2003)
  • PhD: Digital image analysis (University of Nice, Sophia Antipolis, France 2008)

Previous and current positions:

  • 2007-2013: Senior Scientist, docent (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 2013- : Senior scientist, principal investigator (Biological Research Center, Szeged)
  • 2014- : Senior scientist, FiDiPro Fellow (FIMM, Helsinki)

Scientific scholarships:

  • CEEPUS – Central European Exchange Program (6 months, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria)
  • Marie Curie Fellowship (6 months PhD scholarship, Sophia Antipolis, France)

Language skills:

Hungarian – mother tongue

English – fluent written and oral

German – fluent written and oral

French – basics

Research projects:

  • 2014-: NAP-B: Automated single-cell extraction technology from primary brain tissues using 3D label-free microscopy, machine learning and lipidomics (BRC HAS Szeged)
  • 2014-: Next generation image analysis solutions – towards image-based diagnostics. Personalized drug discovery. (FIMM, Helsinki)
  • 2009-2013: Data analysis of the first dozen Swiss academic human genome-wide screens (ETH, Light Microscopy Centre, Zurich)
  • 2007-2012: Head of image processing; Responsible for image and data processing related problems in computational cell biology; advising PostDoc, PhD and Masters students (ETH, Light Microscopy Centre)
  • 2007-2009: Setting up a new High-Content Screening facility (ETH, Institute of Biochemistry, Zurich)
  • 2004-2007: Image segmentation using shape priors; Introduced a novel active contourbased shape representation and segmentation method. Applied to aerial and satellite images (INRIA ARIANA Research Group; University of Szeged)
  • 2003-2004: Segmentation using color and motion; Developed active contour- based segmentation models. Introduced a real-time motion tracking robot (Image Processing and Computer Graphics Department, University of Szeged)
  • 2002: Speech recognition system; (Artificial Intelligence Group, University of Szeged)

Teaching experience:

Overall 14 years academic teaching experience.

Courses:

Programming, Image Processing, Algorithms and data structures, programming languages, introduction to informatics, MatLab, Image analysis for Biologists, Protein and cell dynamics

Institutions:

ETH Zurich, University of Harvard, Max Planck Insitiute, Trinity College Dublin, University of Helsinki

International roles:

  • Head of the European Cell-based Assays Interest Group
  • Board member of the Society of Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics
  • Organizer and Session chair of numerous conferences, meetings, and workshops

Major collaborations:

  • ETH Zurich (Prof Ulrike Kutay, Prof Ari Helenius, Prof Yves Barral, Prof Jean-Pierre Bourquin)
  • INRIA (Prof Josiane Zerubia, Dr Ian Jermyn)
  • Harvard (Prof Anne Carpenter, Prof Matthias Marti)
  • Trinity Dublin (Dr Anthony Davies)
  • FIMM Helsinki (Prof. Olli Kallioniemi, Prof. Johan Lundin, Prof. Päivi Ojala, Dr. Vilja Pietiäinen, Dr. Päivi Östling, Dr Caroline Heckman)
  • BRC HAS (Prof. Laszlo Vigh, Dr. Csaba Pal, Dr. Balazs Papp, Dr. Lajos Haracska)
  • University of Szeged (Prof. Gabor Tamas)