HCEMM-USZ Magnetotherapeutics Research Group

Group Leader

Antal Berényi MD, PhD

Group Leader


Name: Antal Berényi
Citizenship: Hungarian
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.hu/citations?hl=hu&user=uTiiLcsAAAAJ
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0084-8530


  • 2006-2009 Medical economist (summa cum laude – excellent)
    R&D strategist of Hungarian small and medium size enterprises
    Faculty of Economics, University of Szeged
  • 2006-2009 Ph.D. (summa cum laude – excellent)
    Spatial and temporal analysis of information processing in the ascending tectofugal visual system
    Neurosciences; Theoretical medical sciences
    Department od Physiology, University of Szeged
  • 2000-2006 M.D. (summa cum laude – excellent)
    Processing of visual information along the pathway between the suprageniculate nucleus and the anterior ectosylvian cortex)
    Faculty of medicine, University of Szeged


  • 2020- Program Director
    Neurocybernetic Excellent Centre, University of Szeged, Hungary – www.u-szeged.hu
  • 2018- Founder, Chairman & CEO
    Nounos Inc, USA & Neunos Zrt, Hungary – www.neunos.com
  • 2013- Principal investigator, Senior Lecturer
    MTA- SZTE ’Momentum’ Oscillatory Neural Networks Research Group, Department of Physiology, University of Szeged, Hungary – www.berenyilab.com
  • 2013- Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, NYU Langone Medical Centre, New York City, NY, USA – https://med.nyu.edu/faculty/antal-berenyi
  • 2011 – Founder, Owner
    Amplipex LIc – www.amplipex.com


  • 2010-2013 Postdoctoral Fellow
    Buzsáki Lab, Nourocsience Institute, NYU, New York, USA
  • 2002-2010 Early-stage researcher; assistant lecturer after 2009
    Vision research group, Department of Physiology, University of Szeged, Hungary


  • Sci Tech Program, Technion, Haifa, Israel (July-August 1999)
  • Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany (1st-31st October 2006)
  • Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Warsaw, Poland (2007, 2008)
  • Niigata University, Niigata, Japan (7th-22nd December 2008)


  • Hungarian National Office for Research and Technology Frontline Grant (2020-2025; 1m USD)
  • HCEMM Research Grant (Hungaryian Centre of Excellence for Molecular Medicine) (2020-2025; 660k USD)
  • Momentum II. Grant og the Hungarian Acad. of Sci. (2018-2023; 870k USD)
  • Hungarian National Office for Research and Technology EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00008 (2017-2019; 170 USD)
  • EU FP7 ARC Starting Grant (2013-2018; 1.85m USD)
  • Momentum I. Grant of the Hungarian Acad. of Sci. (2013-2018) 1.15m USD)
  • EU FP7 Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (2020-2012; 310k USD)
  • Rosztóczy Fellowship (2010; 30k, USD)
  • Scholarship of the Hungary Republic (2003-2004, 2004-2005)


  • U.S. Patent No. 16/613400. (“Intersectional short-pulse stimulation of the Brain”; Inventors: Antal Berényi and György Buzsáki)


  • Talentum’ Prize (Foundation for the Future of Biomed. Sci., 2017)
  • Denis Gabor’ Prize for Innovation (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2016)
  • Junior Prima’ Prize for the most successful young neuroscientist of the nation (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2013)

Professional membership

  • Young Academy of Europe
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Teaching and training activities

  • Teaching Medical Physiology for undergraduate students
  • (2-3 lectures / semester and weekly seminars, in Hungarian and English)
  • Currently supervising four graduate students
  • (‘Neuroscience’ PhD program – 8 in total during my career)
  • Supervising one graduate student of the Szeged Scientist Academy
  • Supervising two graduate students preparing their thesis

Science related organizing activity

  • Organizer of the “The Future of Neuroengineering” Workshop of the Material Research Society (MRS) 2018 Spring Meeting, 2018 Apr 2-6, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Organizer of the Joint International Conference: Hungarian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting & IBRO Regional Meeting, 2020 Jan 29-30, Szeged, Hungary

Peer-reviewer status

(minimum one manuscript per year)

  • Science (2014-)
  • Nature Neuroscience (2018-)
  • Current Biology (2013-);
  • PLOS Biology (2018-)
  • Brain, Structure and Function (2013-)
  • Journal of Neuroscience (2013-)
  • Journal of Neural Engineering (2013-)
  • Journal of Neuroscience Methods (2013-)
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2014-)
  • Sensors (2017-)
  • Neuromodulation (2018-)
  • PeerJ (2018-)
  • PLOS One (2018-)
  • JoVE (2018-)
  • IBRO Reports (2019-)


    Total number of published/accepted original peer-reviewed articles and reviews: 42

    First authorship: 4

    Last authorship: 14

    Total number of citations: 4392

    H-index: 20

    BioRxiv papers: 1


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