Benkő, Mária Dr.

Benkő, Mária Dr. scientific advisor

scientific advisor

Qualifications: 

doctor of veterinary medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, 1975

Academic degree: 
candidate of veterinary sciences (PhD), Hungarian Certification Commission (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 1988;
habilitation, University of Veterinary Medicine, 2000
Academic title: 
DSc, 2010;
private university professor, Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, 2002
Fields of interest: 
adenovirus, bioinformatics, circovirus, herpesvirus, molecular evolution, parvovirus, phylogenetics, virus diagnostics, virus taxonomy, viruses of domesticated animals, viruses of poikilothermic vertebrates
Membership: 
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Division of Agricultural Sciences (elected doctoral representative, 2016-); Committee of Veterinary Medical Sciences (2011-)
Department of Agriculture, Advisory Committee on Genetic Engineering Techniques (chair, 2015-)
International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, Adenoviridae Study Group (chair, 2011-); National Representative of Hungary (2002-)
Acta Veterinaria Hungarica (editor, 2000-)
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)
Selected publications: 

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. [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1099/jgv.0.000465

Pénzes JJ, Pham HT, Benkő M, Tijssen P (2015) Novel parvoviruses in reptiles and genome sequence of a lizard parvovirus shed light on Dependoparvovirus genus evolution. J Gen Virol. 96:2569-2579. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.000215

Doszpoly A, Tarján LZ, Glávits R, Müller T, Benkő M (2014) Full genome sequence of a novel circo-like virus detected in an adult European eel Anguilla anguilla showing signs of cauliflower disease. Dis Aquat Organ. 109:107-115. doi: 10.3354/dao02730

Kaján GL, Kecskeméti S, Harrach B, Benkő M (2013) Molecular typing of fowl adenoviruses, isolated in Hungary recently, reveals high diversity. Vet Microbiol. 167:357-363. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2013.09.025

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.

Davison AJ, Benkő M, Harrach B (2003) Genetic content and evolution of adenoviruses. J Gen Virol. 84:2895-2908. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.19497-0

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