Korcsmáros Tamás

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Contact: korcsmaros.tamas (at) kutdiak (dot) hu



  • 2002-2007      Eötvös Loránd University of Science, Faculty of Biology, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2005-2007      MSc in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • 2011 PhD in Biology (University of Szeged, Hungary)

Research and Professional Experience

  • 2001-2007 Junior Research Associate, Semmelweis Univ. Dept. Med. Chem.:
    Experimental studies on redox adaptation in diabetic rats and in transgenic mice
  • 2008-2009 Researcher at Eötvös Loránd University of Science (Dept. of Genetics and Dept. of Biological Physics) Evolutionary and comparative studies on signaling networks
  • 2010-2014 Team leader at Network Biology Group, Eötvös Loránd University of Science Signaling networks in aging and cancer, autophagy, network pharmacology
  • 2014-2019 Computational Biology Fellow at the Earlham Institute (http://earlham.ac.uk), with a Research Leader appointment at the Quadram Institute (http://quadram.ac.uk). Host-microbe interaction networks in the gut, autophagy
  • 2019- Tenure-track Group Leader at the Earlham Institute and the Quadram Institute. Gut systems biology, precision medicine, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Publication summary

51 peer-reviewed articles (main author in 28; 5 highly cited, 2 three-star F1000 recommendations), 8 book chapters, 3 patent applications, 4 editorships, 2 invited talks (1 plenary), 9 selected talks (1 plenary at ECCO’19 for 8,000 IBD specialist)). Citations from Google Scholar as of Sept. 2019 = 4886 (without a major community paper: 2361 citations); h-index=24; i10-index=34

Selected Grants

  • BBSRC: Institute Strategic Programme grant for Genomics for food security (Earlham Institute). (2017-2022); Co-PI (total value £4.5M); and Leader of the “Regulatory interactions and Complex Phenotypes” workpage (£1.7M)
  • Fellowship at the Earlham Institute and the Quadram Institute. ~£640,000 (2014-2019) (PI)
  • BBSRC iCASE Studentship; How our other genome the microbiome – keeps us healthy: understanding a long friendship using a combination of computational and experimental approaches; £151,212; PI; (2017-2021)
  • Norwich Research Park Translation Fund. iSNP innovation project (2016) £182,000 (Co-PI)
  • NRP Translation Fund. Omix Navigator innovation project (2015-2016) £93,000 (PI)
  • EU and the European Regional Fund (EAOP-1.1.3-12-2012-0005) (2012-2013) Innovation grant for bioinformatics resource development equivalent to
~ £200,000 (PI)
  • Hungarian Research and Technology Office (5LET-08-2-2009-0041) (2009-2010) Innovation grant for bioinformatics resource development equivalent to ~ £400,000 (PI)

Selected Teaching Experiences

  • 2012- EMBL-EBI Course on Networks and Pathways Bioinformatics for Biologists
  • 2014- EMBL EBI Course on Integrative Omics (invited lecturer) (Cambridge, UK)
  • 2016- NRP DTP course on Computational and Systems Biology (co-coordinator, lecturer)

Selected Organizational Experiences

  • 2006- CEO of PrediNet Ltd.
  • 2005-2011 organizer of 7 international conferences each with more than 1000 participants
  • 2012- Chairman of the Research Student Foundation supporting 5000 young scientists
  • 2014, 2017. Main organizer of the Interdisciplinary Signaling Workshop (http://signalingworkshop.org)

Selected awards and honors:

  • Prima Junior Award – for outstanding Hungarian young scientists