László Négyessy

Name: László Négyessy, DSc.
Position: Scientific Advisor
Address: Dept. of Computational Sciences,
Wigner Research Centre for Physics,
Konkoly-Thege M. út 29-33,
Budapest, H-1121, Hungary
Office: KFKI Campus, Building 6, Floor 2, Room 9.
E-mail: negyessy.laszlo at wigner dot hu
Phone: +36 1 392 2222 x1238
See also atDepartment of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Semmelweis University


  • 1993: Diploma (Univ.) Biology: Faculty of Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1997: Ph.D. : Faculty of Science, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
  • 2023: Doctor of Sciences (DSc), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

Research training and previous positions

  • 1997-1999: Research fellow; Neurobiology Research Group, Office of Sponsored Research Institutes, HAS-Semmelweis University, Institute of Anatomy, Budapest
  • 1999-2002: Postdoc; Yale University, Department of Neurobiology, New Haven, USA
  • 2002-2012: Senior research fellow; Neurobionics Research Group, HAS – Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics – Semmelweis University, Institute of Anatomy, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2012-2023: Senior Research Fellow, Complex Systems and Theoretical Neuroscience Group, Computational Sciences Department, Wigner Research Center for Physics, Budapest
  • 2015-2019: Co-director, BSCS Systems Neuroscience: international summer course, Semmelweis University

Fellowships, Scholarships

  • 1995: Elba International Summer School of Neuronal Plasticity, Island of Elba, Italy (supported by Soros Foundation)
  • 1995-1996: University of Verona, Department of Neuroscience, Italy (supported by OTKA, World Bank and Soros Foundation)
  • 2005-2008: Bolyai János Research Fellowship, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2010: CNRS, CerCo, Toulouse, France (2 months)

Research interest (click for more details)

  • the modular organization of cortical networks
  • mesoscale models of the large-scale cortical integration


  • 2012 onwards: Neuroinformatics; János Szentágothai Doctoral School of Neurosciences, Semmelweis University and Neuroscience and Human Biology program of the Doctorate School in Biology of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • 2011 onwards: Cognitive Neuroscience; Budapest Semesters in Cognitive Science, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (http://www.bscs-us.org/)
  • 2015-2019: Neocortex: from structure to function; BSCS Systems Neuroscience, Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Semmelweis University, Budapest
  • 2002-2010: Neurobiology of tactile sensation, Sensory cortical plasticity, Synaptic plasticity; Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics


  • Hungarian Neuroscience Society
  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

Publications (please click the links provided below)