Eötvös Loránd Research network

Mária Benkő Dr.

Mária Benkő Dr.

Mária Benkő Dr.

E-mail
benko.maria(at)vmri.hu
Post, title
scientific advisor
Editor-in-Chief of Acta Veterinaria Hungarica, a Medical journal in Akadémiai Kiadó’s portfolio AKJournals.
Fields of interest
adenovirus, bioinformatics, circovirus, herpesvirus, molecular evolution, parvovirus, phylogenetics, virus diagnostics, virus taxonomy, viruses of domesticated animals, viruses of poikilothermic vertebrates
Qualifications
doctor of veterinary medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, 1975
candidate of veterinary sciences (PhD), Hungarian Certification Commission (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 1988;
habilitation, University of Veterinary Medicine, 2000
private university professor, Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
DSc, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2010

    Doszpoly A, Harrach B, LaPatra S, Benkő M (2019) Unconventional gene arrangement and content revealed by full genome analysis of the white sturgeon adenovirus, the single member of the genus Ichtadenovirus. Inf Genet Evol 75:103976. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2019.103976

    Kaján GL, Affranio I, Tóthné Bistyák A, Kecskeméti S, Benkő M (2019) An emerging new fowl adenovirus genotype. Heliyon 5:e01732. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e01732

    Harrach B, Tarján ZL, Benkő M (2019) Adenoviruses across the animal kingdom: a walk in the zoo. FEBS Letters 593:3660-3673. 10.1002/1873-3468.13687

    Lenman A, Liaci AM, Liu Y, Frängsmyr L, Frank M, Blaum BS, Chai W, Podgorski II, Harrach B, Benkő M, Feizi T, Stehle T, Arnberg N (2018) Polysialic acid is a cellular receptor for human adenovirus 52. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 115:E4264-E4273. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1716900115

    Podgorski II, Pantó L, Papp T, Harrach B, Benkő M (2016) Genome analysis of four Old World monkey adenoviruses supports the proposed species classification of primate adenoviruses and reveals signs of possible homologous recombination. J Gen Virol. 97:1604-1614 doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000465

    Doszpoly A, Wellehan JFX, Childress AL, Tarján ZL, Kovács ER, Harrach B, Benkő M (2013) Partial characterization of a new adenovirus lineage discovered in testudinoid turtles. Infect Genet Evol. 17:106-112. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2013.03.049

    Kaján GL, Davison AJ, Palya V, Harrach B, Benkő M (2012) Genome sequence of a waterfowl aviadenovirus, goose adenovirus 4. J Gen Virol. 93:2457-2465. doi:10.1099/vir.0.042028-0

    Kovács ER, Benkő M (2011) Complete sequence of raptor adenovirus 1 confirms the characteristic genome organization of siadenoviruses. Infect Genet Evol 11:1058-1065. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2011.03.021

    Benkő M, Harrach B (2003) Molecular evolution of adenoviruses. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 272: 3-35.

    Benkő M, Élő P, Ursu K, Ahne W, Lapatra S E, Thomson D, Harrach B (2002) First molecular evidence for the existence of distinct fish and snake adenoviruses. J Virol. 76:10056-10059. doi: 10.1128/JVI.76.19.10056-10059.2002

    Membership: 

    • International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), Circoviridae Study Group (member, 2020-);
    • Acta Veterinaria Hungarica (editor-in-chief, 2019-)
    • ICTV, Herpesviridae Study Group (member, 2017-)
    • Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Division of Agricultural Sciences (elected doctoral representative, 2016-);
    • Advisory Committee on Genetic Engineering Techniques, Department of Agriculture (chair, 2015-2020)
    • Committee of Veterinary Medical Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (elected member, 2011-)
    • ICTV, Adenoviridae Study Group (co/chair, 2011-);
    • ICTV (National Representative of Hungary, 2002-)

     

    Scientific awards, grants: 

    • Manninger Rezső Medallion, Hungarian Society for Microbiology, 2010
    • Pro Negotio Universitatis, Szent István University, 2010
    • Academy Award (divided with Balázs Harrach, 2005)

    Others:

    Publon

    Országos Doktori Tanács

    Acta Veterinaria Hungarica

    10th International Symposium on Viruses of Lower Vertebrates

    4th International Ranavirus Symposium