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Peter Horvath
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Peter Horvath

Principal Investigator at AI for Health

Research Focus

Our group is dedicated to finding computational solutions to biological problems with an emphasis on understanding processes at a single cell level. Our research focuses on the intersection of biology, engineering and computer science, and combines wet-lab and light microscopy with image analysis and machine learning methods. Our technologies are used to reveal the molecular processes of single cells and to propose personalized therapies for cancers and other diseases. 

Hirling, D., Tasnadi, E., Caicedo, J., Caroprese, MV., ..., Koos, K., Horvath, P. (2023). Segmentation metric misinterpretations in bioimage analysis. Nature Methods.

Mund, A., Coscia, F., Kriston, A., Hollandi, R., Kovacs, F., Brunner, A-D., Migh, E., Schweizer, L., Santos, A., Bzorek, M., Naimy, S., Rahbek-Gjerdrum, L. M., Dyring-Andersen, B., Bulkescher, J., Lukas, C., Eckert, M. A., Lengyel, E., Gnann, C., Lundberg, E., Horvath, P., Mann, M. (2022). Deep Visual Proteomics defines single-cell identity and heterogeneity. Nature Biotechnology.

Brasko C., Smith K., Molnar, Cs., Farago N., Hegedus L., Balind A., Balassa, T., Szkalisity, A., Sukosd F., Kocsis K., Balint B., Paavolainen, L., Enyedi M.Z., Nagy I., Puskas L.G., Haracska L., Tamas, G., Horvath, P. (2018). Intelligent image-based in situ single-cell isolation. Nature Communications.

Professional Background

2023 - present

PI – AI for Health, Helmholtz Munich, Germany


D.Sc. – Single-cell analysis

2019 - present

Director – Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary

2013 - 2019

PI – Biological Research Centre, Szeged, Hungary

2013 - 2023

FIDIPRO – Finland Distinguished Professor Fellow, FIMM-EMBL, Helsinki, Finland

2007 - 2013

Docent, lecturer – ETH Zurich


Ph. D. – Digital image analysis, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France


M.Sc. – Software engineering, University of Szeged, Hungary

Honors and Awards

  • Szent-Györgyi Talentum Prize (2019)

  • Pfizer Research Award (2016, Banerjee etal. Science)

  • Bolyai plaquette (2018)

  • Selected and nominated by the HBS for the EBSA (European Biophysical Societies' Association) Young Investigators’ Medal and Prize (2015)

  • Bolyai Fellowship (2014)

  • CEEPUS - Central European Exchange Program (6 months, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria)

  • Marie Curie Fellowship (6 months PhD scholarship, Sophia Antipolis, France)

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Networks and affiliations