PhD (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2020)
Room(s): Lágymányos Campus, Northern Building 5.61/A
Biography:Anikó Mentes obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology from Eötvös Loránd University in 2020, where her research concentrated on conducting a comprehensive comparative analysis of unique shallow lakes in the Carpathian Basin. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, she integrated molecular techniques, cultivation-based methods, and bioinformatic and taxonomic tools to investigate the microbiological aspects of these ecosystems.
Following her Ph.D., Anikó transitioned from laboratory-based microbiology to the field of bioinformatics. She began her journey as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Protein Structure Research Group, Eötvös Loránd Research Network (ELRN / RCNS HAS), where her focus was on analyzing interactions of disordered proteins.
Currently, Anikó holds a research fellow position at the Department of Physics of Complex Systems at Eötvös Loránd University. Her primary research area revolves around the analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data. In this role, she contributes to the investigation of genomic characteristics and mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
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Selected publications of recent years:
- Kilim, O., Mentes, A., Pál, B., Csabai, I., & Gellért, Á. (2023). SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain deep mutational AlphaFold2 structures. Scientific Data, 10(1), 134.
- Mentes, A., Papp, K., Visontai, D., Stéger, J., Csabai, I., Medgyes-Horváth, A., & Pipek, O. A. (2022). Identification of mutations in SARS-CoV-2 PCR primer regions. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 18651.
- Magyar, C., Mentes, A., Cserző, M., & Simon, I. (2021). Origin of Increased Solvent Accessibility of Peptide Bonds in Mutual Synergetic Folding Proteins. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 22(24), 13404.
- Mentes, A., Szabó, A., Somogyi, B., Vajna, B., Tugyi, N., Csitári, B., ... & Felföldi, T. (2018). Differences in planktonic microbial communities associated with three types of macrophyte stands in a shallow lake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(2), fix164.
- Felföldi, T., Márton, Z., Szabó, A., Mentes, A., Bóka, K., Márialigeti, K., ... & Tóth, E. (2019). Siculibacillus lacustris gen. nov., sp. nov., a new rosette-forming bacterium isolated from a freshwater crater lake (Lake St. Ana, Romania). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 69(6), 1731-1736.