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Zoltán Kóta PhD

Bioanalytical scientist


2020 – Bioanalytical scientist, Single Cell Omics Advanced Core Facility, BRC-HCEMM
2003 – Research Associate, Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre (BRC)


Ph.D. (2003) University of Szeged and Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary

M.Sc. (1996) in Chemistry, University of Szeged, Hungary,


2003 – Youth prize of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences


2003- Member of the Hungarian Biophysical Society

2004- Member of public body of Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2006- Secretary of the Biophysical Workgroup of the Szeged Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2007- Member of the ECSBM European Committee


21. “Proline is a quencher of singlet oxygen and superoxide both in in vitro systems and isolated thylakoids,”

U. Rehman, F. Bashir, F. Ayaydin, Z. Kota, T. Pali, and I. Vass,  PHYSIOLOGIA PLANTARUM, p. in-press, 2021.

20. “Studying Lipid–Protein Interactions with Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Spin-Labeled Lipids,”

Páli and Z. Kóta,  in Methods in Molecular Biology, 2019, pp. 529–561.

19. “Niosomes decorated with dual ligands targeting brain endothelial transporters increase cargo penetration across the blood-brain barrier,”

Meszaros, G. Porkolab, L. Kiss, A. Pilbat, Z. Kota, Z. Kupihar, A. Keri, G. Galbacs, L. Siklos, A. Toth, L. Fulop, M. Csete, A. Sipos, P. Hulper, P. Sipos, T. Pali, G. Rakhely, P. Szabo-Revesz, M. Deli, and S. Veszelka,  EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES, vol. 123, pp. 228–240, 2018.

18. “Oscillating Electric Field Measures the Rotation Rate in a Native Rotary Enzyme.,”

Ferencz, P. Petrovszki, A. Der, K. Sebok-Nagy, Z. Kota, and T. Pali,  SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, vol. 7, 2017.

17. “Biotin and glutathione targeting of solid nanoparticles to cross human brain endothelial cells,”

Veszelka, M. Mészáros, L. Kiss, Z. Kóta, T. Páli, Z. Hoyk, Z. Bozsó, L. Fülöp, A. Tóth, G. Rákhely, and M. Deli,  CURRENT PHARMACEUTICAL DESIGN, vol. 23, no. 28, pp. 4198–4205, 2017.

16. “Protein folding,”

Pali, K. Sebok-Nagy, and Z. Kota,  in Selected Topics from Contemporary Experimental Biology, Volume 2, 2015, pp. 189–208.

15. “Estimating the rotation rate in the vacuolar proton-ATPase in native yeast vacuolar membranes,”

Ferencz, P. Petrovszki, Z. Kóta, E. Fodor-Ayaydin, L. Haracska, A. Bóta, Z. Varga, A. Dér, D. Marsh, and T. Páli,  EUROPEAN BIOPHYSICS JOURNAL, vol. 42, no. 2–3, pp. 147–158, 2013.

14. “Studying lipid-protein interactions with electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy of spin-labeled lipids,”

Pali and Z. Kota,  METHODS IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, vol. 974, pp. 297–328, 2013.

13. “Incorporation of transmembrane peptides from the vacuolar H+-ATPase in phospholipid membranes: Spin-label electron paramagnetic resonance and polarized infrared spectroscopy,”

Kota, T. Pali, N. Dixon, T. Kee, M. Harrison, J. Findlay, M. Finbow, and D. Marsh,  BIOCHEMISTRY, vol. 47, no. 12, pp. 3937–3949, 2008.

12. “Phospholipid Bilayers as Biomembrane-like Barriers in Layer-by-layer Polyelectrolyte Films,”

Pilbat, Z. Szegletes, Z. Kota, V. Ball, P. Schaaf, J. Voegel, and B. Szalontai,  LANGMUIR, vol. 23, no. 15, pp. 8236–8242, 2007.

11. “Oxidation of hydrocarbons by O-2 in the presence of onium salts and onium ion-pair complexes as catalysts,”

Csanyi, K. Jaky, Z. Kota, and T. Pali,  JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL, vol. 209, pp. 59–68, 2004.

10. “Orientation and lipid-peptide interactions of gramicidin A in lipid membranes: Polarized attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy and spin-label electron spin resonance,”

Kota, T. Pali, and D. Marsh,  BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, vol. 86, pp. 1521–1531, 2004.

9. “Onium-decavanadate ion-pair complexes as catalysts in the oxidation of hydrocarbons by O2,”

J. Csányi, K. Jáky, G. Dombi, F. Evanics, G. Dezsö, and Z. Kóta,  JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR CATALYSIS A-CHEMICAL, vol. 195, no. 1–2, pp. 101–111, 2003.

8. “Functional significance of the lipid-protein interface in photosynthetic membranes,”

Pali, G. Garab, L. Horvath, and Z. Kota,  CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR LIFE SCIENCES, vol. 60, pp. 1591–1606, 2003.

6. “Structural consequences of genetically engineered saturation of the fatty acids of phosphatidylglycerol in tobacco thylakoid membranes. An FTIR study,”

Szalontai, Z. Kota, H. Nonaka, and N. Murata,  BIOCHEMISTRY, vol. 42, pp. 4292–4299, 2003.

5. “Protein assembly and heat stability in developing thylakoid membranes during greening,”

Kóta, L. Horváth, M. Droppa, G. Horvath, T. Farkas, and T. Pali,  PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, vol. 99, pp. 12149–12154, 2002.

4. “The formation of an inverted hexagonal phase from thylakoid membranes upon heating,”

Kóta, B. Szalontai, M. Droppa, G. Horvath, and T. Pali,  CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 7, pp. 126–128, 2002.

3. “Structural-functional organization of thylakoids in developing chloroplasts,”

Droppa, Z. Kóta, T. Pali, B. Szalontai, L. Horvath, and G. Horvath,  in The chloroplast : from molecular biology to biotechnology, 1999, pp. 55–60.

2. “Separable contributions of ordered and disordered lipid fatty acid chain segments to nCH2 bands in model and biological membranes,”

Kóta, M. Debreczeny, and B. Szalontai,  BIOSPECTROSCOPY, vol. 5, pp. 169–178, 1999.

1. “Fourier transform infrared and electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopic studies of thylakoid membranes,”

Kóta, B. Szalontai, M. Droppa, G. Horvath, and T. Pali,  JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, vol. 481, pp. 395–400, 1999.


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