Who we are

Dr. Balázs Győrffy - group leader, full professor

He has an MD, a PhD and a DSc degree. He studied medicine at the Semmelweis University Budapest and at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg, Germany. He published over 250 scientific papers, submitted several patents and obtained doctoral degree in molecular genetics and bioinformatics. He worked several years at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany and at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. He is a specialist of bioinformatical evaluation of genomic data.


Dr. Otilia Menyhárt - assistant professor

After graduating at the University of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, she moved to the US for seven years and obtained a PhD at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. At Cornell, she lectured biology and basic statistical methods for medical students between 2010 and 2013. She is currently teaching at the Doctoral School of the Semmelweis University and works on the molecular stratification of solid tumors


Dr. János Fekete - assistant professor

He joined the group in 2016 and is currenlty an assitant lecturer. He primarily focuses on predictive cancer biomarkers in breast, ovarian, and colon cancer. He developed bioinformatic tools and framework for the ROCplot project.


Dr.Gyöngyi Munkácsy - assistant professor

She graduated at the University of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, and obtained a PhD in 2012 at the Semmelweis University. She currently runs the next-generation sequencing facility of the department.


Dr. Áron Bartha 

PhD fellow (2018-2023), leader of the TNM project. In this, we develop a tool capable to compare gene expression across normal, cancerous, and metastatic samples using multiple independent transcriptome-level datasets.

András Lánczky - informatician

Graduated at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Information Technology in 2012. His primary interest is the develoment of new analysis tools for survival analysis.

Boglárka Weltz - molecular bionics

She is lead programmer of multiple Drupal-based projects including the Recurrence online and the Genotype-2-Outcome platforms.


Dr. Aida Figler - OnkoBank coordinator


Kovács Szonja Anna - PhD fellow 2020-2024

She graduated in 2020 at the University of Debrecen. She spearheads the Oncology Biobank which is developed in collaboration with 12 clinical centers at the Semmelweis University.


Ankita Murmu - PhD fellow 2022-2026


Dr. William Kothalawala - PhD fellow 2020-2024


Dalma Müller - PhD fellow 2021-2025


Éva Karadocsev - PhD fellow 2023-2027


Rita Braskó-Vadassy - PhD fellow 2023-2025



Dr. Attila Marcell Szász postdoctoral scientist, paghologist

He graduated as a M.D. (2006) and earned his Ph.D. (2012) degree both from Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. He is board certified pathologist (2014) and his main focus of interest is sample based translational research in solid tumors.


Zsuzsa Makovsky - secretary


Viktoria Lakatos - ELIXIR secretary


János Szőnyi - system administrator


Maria Nagy - grant manager


Csilla Kocsis-Szalkai - project manager