György Kéri, Hungarian biochemist, Died at 66

György Kéri was born on January 11, 1950, and died on July 20, 2016.

He was a Széchenyi Prize winner Hungarian biochemist, professor, Doctor of Biological Sciences (D.Sc.).

Keri major fields of research was signal transduction therapy and he participated in the development of novel drug discovery technologies and drug candidates that entered the clinical development process.

Kéri studied chemistry at the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest), where he graduated in 1973 and received a PhD in biochemistry in 1976.

Professor György Kéri worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco in 1978-1979.

He was a visiting scientist, he returned to the United States 19 times for various time periods on the bases of an National Science Foundation grant and joint research programs with University of California, San Francisco and Sugen.

At the Hungarian Academy of Sciences he received Candidatus of Biological Sciences (C.Sc.) in 1982 and Doctor of Biological Sciences (D.Sc.) in 1994.

During 1997 he became Dr. Med. Habil. of the Semmelweis University. He is married with Mária Kenéz, has two children (Csaba 1976 and Júlia 1980) and a granddaughter Luca 2008.

György Kéri passed away at 66 years old.