Julianna Olah

E-mail: julianna.olah (at) mail.bme.hu

Tel: (0036)-1-4631286

Employment

2014 Sept - Assistant professor, Deptartment of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Quantum chemical and QM/MM modelling of enzymatic reactions (cytochrome P450-dependant metabolism, isopropyl-malate dehydrogenase)

Molecular dynamics simulations of proteins

Study of the network topology of molecular liquids

Supervising PhD students

2012 Jan - 2013 Aug Post-doctoral researher, Deptartment of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Quantum chemical and QM/MM modelling of cytochrome P450-dependant metabolism

Study of the network topology of molecular liquids

2009 March - 2011 Dec Senior Research Fellow, HAS-BME Materials Structure and Modeling Research Group

Quantum chemical and QM/MM modelling of cytochrome P450-dependant metabolism

2007 Feb-2009 Feb Marie Curie Research Fellow (EIF fellowship), University of Bristol (U.K):

Study of the reactivity of cytochrome P450 enzymes with QM/MM methods

Docking of molecules to crystal structures

Parametrization of drug-like molecules

Data analysis with bash and awk scripts

2006 Apr - Dec Researcher, Drug Discovery Laboratory, Gedeon Richter Plc.

Computer aided drug design

QSAR analysis of experimental data on synthesized compounds

Studies

2006 Award of Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences with summa cum laude result

The title of the PhD thesis : "Theoretical study on the structure, stability, and reactivity of silylenes and silenes"

2002-2005 PhD student in the Dept. of Inorganic Chemistry at BME (Budapest University of Technology and Economics) supervisor: Dr. Tamás Veszprémi

Study on the reactivity of short-lived intermediates using reactivity descriptors and quantum chemical calculations

1997-2002 Master degr0ee (MSc) with honours in bioengineering at BME (Faculty of Chemical Engineering)

1993-1997 Veres pálné Gimnázium, Budapest

Studies abroad

2004 July-Dec Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Quantum chemical study on the molecules containing the NSNS fragment

2003 March-Sept Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Development and application of reactivity indices for the study of silicon compounds

2001 Feb-July Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Study on the crystal structure of NaSCN using quantum chemical methods

2000 July-Aug IASTEE trainee at the Johannes-Guttenberg Universitaet, Mainz, Germany)

Experimental investigation of colloidal systems

Skills:

Laguages: Fluent oral and written English and Dutch, Basic oral and written French

Computer skills: Bash and basic awk and python scripting, Protein modelling tools CHARMM, Sybyl, Tinker, VMD) Schrodinger Inc tools (Jaguar, Maestro), Quantum chemistry packages (Gaussian, Orca, Molpro etc)

Full driving licence (B-category)

Prizes and Awards

2002 Prize for the most creative thesis

2002 Schaly Géza medallion for the results achieved in the field of physical chemistry

2001 1st prize and Rector's special award at the University Scientific Conference of Students

2001 3rd prize at the National Scientific Conference of Students (OTDK), Gödöllő, Hungary

2000 1st prize and Vice Rector's special award at the University Scientific Conference of Students

1999 and 1998. II. prize at the University Scientific Conference of Students

1997 Veres Pálné Medallion

1997 20th place at the National Secondary School Student Competition in Physics

Grants and Fellowships

2015-2019 NKFIH Grant PD 115503 PI: Julianna Olah

2015-2019 NKFIH Grant 116305 PI: Dora Menyhard

2013-2017 Bolyai Research Fellowship

2013-2015 NKFIH Grant 108721 PI: Imre Bako

2009-2011 EU Marie Curie Reintegration Fellowship

2007-2009 EU Marie Curie Individually driven Intra-European Fellowship)

2007 EMBO Long-term Fellowship for two years (I did not accept it as it coincided with the Marie Curie Fellowship)

2005 Fellowship of the Varga József Foundation

1999-2002 Fellowship of the Republic (Köztársasági Ösztöndíj)

Memberships

2013-2019 MC member for Hungary in COST Action CM1305 - ECOSTBio

2006- Member of the Hungarian Chemical Society

2006- Member of the Marie Curie Alumni Association(MCAA)

Teaching activity

2013- Modelling of Chemical and Enzymatic Reactions (for PhD students)

2010- Chemical calculations for bioengineering and environmantal engineering BSc students

Outreach activities

2012-2013 Chemgeneration Roadshow coordinator at BME

The Chemgeneration Roadshow was initiated by the Hungarian Chemical Society and the BASF Hungaria Kft in order to trigger the interests of high-school students in chemistry. We organied a lab-practice in total for close to 800 students from school from all over Hungary.

2007 SET-Routes School ambassador

A Pan-European program to popularize sciences among secondary school students, I visited Veres Pálné Gimnázium to tell students about my work and what it is like to be a researcher and scientist

Interests

Teaching chess to pre-school children

I have recently participated two courses on teaching chess to young children, and I find it an excellent way of training their logical thinking, plan-making and memory

Collection of beer labels

I find the variety of beer label designs fascinating

References

References are available on request.