New CIM Member - Marton Janos
Marton Janos is a new PhD student in Anna Norrby-Teglund´s and Linda Johansson´s group.
I am Hungarian-born Canadian. I graduated in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University, Montreal. A significant portion of my time there was devoted to the study of German language and literature. This culminated in a stay at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, where I also touched upon Russian and Dutch. I completed my Master of Science in Molecular Immunology at Universität Wien, Austria. My thesis work was done at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories.
Role at CIM
As a PhD student, I am examining mechanisms of innate immune modulation by Streptococcus pyogenes in severe invasive infections, with a particular focus on the role of neutrophils and monocytic phagocytes.
Through my studies I became fascinated with innate immunity. This field is currently receiving renewed attention as exciting new aspects are being discovered. In Vienna, I worked on innate immune recognition of S. pyogenes. Here I have a great opportunity to continue working on this human pathogen with Anna and Linda, as they have an internationally well-recognized expertise on this topic.
I live in Sweden with my partner, Alex. I am the oldest of 4 children.
Wild camping, canoeing, kayaking, surfing. The farthest away from people and things, the better! Now, I also picked up learning Swedish.
There are many! At this time of the year I would say Punta de Lobos, it is a little known remote village on the Chilean coast, but also one of the best surfing spots in the world.
Book on my bedside table
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein.
It´s never too early to start beefing up your obituary!
Try me with anything, odds are I can do it! *wink*