Attila Kigyós, MSc. Chief Executive OfficerMsc. Chief Executive Officer, Attila Kigyos

Attila Kigyós MSc. is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kineto Lab Research and Development Ltd.

In addition to acting as the managing director of the corporation, Attila is a seasoned professional with more than 2 decades of experience in the field of IT, biotechnology and drug discovery screening. Attila was selected as Chief Executive Officer based on his track record of leading Hungarian Biotech companies as executive manager, as well as strong executive and personal qualities.

He graduated at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1992 as a chemist. In his thesis he investigated different gas chromatography measurement methods for instrumental detection of volatile organic compounds released by plants.

In 1993 he participated in some intensive complementary courses to improve his faculty in developing new methods of gas chromatography measurement at the Eindhoven Technical University in The Netherlands.

From 1994 to 1997 he was a fellow and demonstrator in the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

From 1998 he leads private companies as executive manager in IT and biotech fields as well.

Dr. József Tóvári, Chief Scientific OfficerDr Tóvári József, Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. József Tóvári, PhD, is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Kineto Lab Research and Development Ltd., head of the Departmant of Experimental Pharmacology, National Institute of Oncology, Budapest.

Dr. József Tóvari has a strong scientific experience in the field of translational applied research and development in oncology. He is co-author of 76 scientific publications; his cumulative impact factor is >220. He has >1400 independent citations. As Director of Research and Development for Kineto Lab, József Tóvari plays a cruical role in the design and management of the ongoing drug screening tests and services for companies at KinetoLab.

After graduating as a biologist at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 1994, he continued his former research activities at the 1st Institute of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research of the Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest. His main field of interest was the investigation of tumor metastasis including cell migration, invasion and interaction with extracellular matrices.

From the finishing of his PhD thesis in 1999 (title: Regulation of tumor cell – extracellular-matrix interaction in tumor metastasis process) he is working in the so called Metastasis Research Group in the National Institute of Oncology, Budapest and the National Korányi Institute of TB and Pulmonology, Budapest. He was visiting scientist in Finnland (University of Turku) and Switzerland (ETH) several times for various time periods with the help of joint research grants. He is member of three scientific associations (AACR, EACR, MOT) and supervises research works of three PhD. and several undergraduate students from the faculty of natural science or medicine. His scientific work was awarded with Young Scientist Award (2000), György Miklós Award (2005) and Bolyai Scholarship (2001-2004) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, EJC-Pharmamar Grant for young scientist (2004) and AACR-NCI International Investigator Opportunity Grants (2008). Dr. Tóvári holds lectures on cell motility and tumor angiogenesis for biology and physics students in Semmelweis University.

Number of publications: 35
Cumulated impact factors: 150+
Number of citations: 300+
Number of patents: 2