Education:

Postdoctoral Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisor: Daniel S. Kemp)

Postdoctoral Research, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Advisor: Ralf Langen)

Ph.D., University of Szeged, Faculty of Medicine, Hungary (Advisors: László Dux and László I. Horváth)

B.S/MS., University of Szeged, Faculty of Science,  Hungary (Advisor: István Nagypál)

High School, Rózsa Ferenc Gimnázium, Békéscsaba, Hungary

(Chemistry Teacher: Margit Pándy)

 

Research Interests:

Physical Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Biochemical Education, Protein Structure and Dynamics, Biological Applications of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Free Radicals, Antioxidants, Enzyme Kinetics, Protein Misfolding and Amyloidogenesis, Alzheimer's Disease, Preeclampsia (See Publications and Presentations for details).

 

 

PI: Marianna Torok, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry

University of Massachusetts Boston

100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02125

Tel: 617-287-6199

Email: marianna.torok@umb.edu

Dr. Marianna Török’s Research Group

Call for Submissions:

 

Amyloids in synthetic applications

 

Scientific Reports (Springer Nature) Guest Edited Collection

 

Amyloids are versatile and dual-faceted materials. They appear in various pathological conditions and have been associated with several human diseases. On the other hand, they have diverse physiological roles ranging from hormone storage to structural support and defence mechanisms. In addition, self-assembled amyloid peptides gain growing interest in material science, bioengineering, and synthetic chemistry as they can serve as a simple, low cost, green and tuneable catalysts of chemical reactions or scaffolds and building blocks for nano/biomaterials. This Collection aims to focus on the beneficial sides of amyloid formation, primarily exploring functional amyloids used for unconventional synthetic purposes.

Submissions will be welcomed at any point up until the end of May 2020. For more information please see

https://www.nature.com/srep/guestedited#amyloids-in-synthetic-applications