Rita Korponay-Szabo

Name :  Ilma  Rita  Korponay-Szabó                                                 
Present  appointment : Full professor
Education :  
Doctor in Medicine, 1983
Specialist in Pediatrics, 1987
Specialist in Pediatric Gastroenterology, 1995
Ph.D. Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1997  
Visiting scientist at the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland since 1997                     
Habilitation at Debrecen University, 2005
Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (D.Sc.) 2013
“Promotio sub auspiciis rei publicae popularis”, 1984 (President of the Republic of Hungary) 
Silver medal, World Congresses of Gastroenterology, Vienna, 1998
ESPGHAN UEGW award, 2004
Innovation Award of the University of Debrecen, 2010
L‘Oréal-UNESCO Hungarian award for Women in Science, 2014
Scientific Society
European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)
Hungarian Society  of  Gastroenterology, currently secretary of the paediatric section
Teaching activity    
- Haynal Imre Postgraduate University, Budapest
- Graduate school, Debrecen University, Debrecen, Hungary
Research activity
Main research areas: Antibodies in celiac disease, development of new diagnostic tools. Development of a near-patient rapid antibody test from whole blood for commercial use in 2002 (Patent Application PCT/FI02/00340)
Organization of the first two screening programmes for celiac disease in the Hungarian general population (1995, 2005)
Participation in several international multi-centre clinical and basic studies concerning celiac disease, including 6th Eu Framework programme STREP project PREVENTCD and Marie Curie Actions TRACKS for transglutaminase research.