Dr. Ákos Horváth, PhD Staff

Dr. Ákos Horváth, PhD

Head of Work Group for Research
Senior Scientist
Phone: +36 28 522 000 ext. 2315


Personal data:

Birth place and date: Budapest, 17.09.1973

Occupation/position: agriculture/senior scientist

Phone: +36 28 522 000 ext. 2315

Cellphone: +36-30-220-3826

Fax: +36 28 410 804








Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Russian-Hungarian Bilingual Secondary School, Budapest


Gödöllő University of Agricultural Sciences, Major in Agriculture, Minor in Fisheries and Fish Farming, MSc in Agriculture


Szent István University, PhD School of Animal Sciences, PhD in Agriculture


Organization activity, memberships:



Angling Club of Szentendre, member


Society for Cryobiology, member


Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, member


World Aquaculture Society, member


Department of Agriculture of the Hungarian Academy of Scienes, member of the public body


Awards, recognitions and scholarships:



PhD student of the year. Gödöllő University of Agricultural Sciences


Hungarian PhD scholarship of the Soros Foundation, Szent István University


Fulbright scholarship of the Hungarian-American Educational Exchange Commission, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, USA


Bolyai János research scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences



Reviewer work:


Aquaculture (from 2003)


Aquaculture Research (from 2008)


Acta Biologica Hungarica (from 2006)


Asian Fisheries Science (from 2008)


Acta Veterinaria Hungarica (from 2004)


Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology part C (from 2008)


Fish Physiology and Biochemistry (from 2008)


Journal of the World Aquaculture Society (2008-tól)


North American Journal of Aquaculture (from 2006)


Reproductive Biology (from 2008)


Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (from 2009)


Theriogenology (from 2002)


Knowledge of languages:


Hungarian        mother tongue 


English            intermediate level


Russian           advanced level


Basic knowledge of Serbian, Croatioan and French 



Activities at the Department:


Research activities

My area of research is primarily the cryopreservation of fish gametes and related investigations in reproductive biology. Sperm cryopreservation protocols were developed for more than 20 Hungarian and exotic fish species, including sturgeons, cyprinids and several catfish species. Research topics under my supervision extended to investigation of larval malformations resulting from the use of cryopreserved sperm. In the field of reproductive biology I am primarily interested in the activation mechanisms of fish spermatozoa. Additionally, I have experience in the areas of chromosome preparation and chromosome set manipulation techniques (androgenesis and gynogenesis).

Currently, I am involved in several research projects in international cooperation. These include sperm cryopreservation of endangered salmonid species in the river Soča in Slovenia, cryopreservation of Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer) sperm in cooperation with colleagues from Singapore and investigations of the seminal plasma of percid fish with partners from Poland. I have been the coordinator of the Hungarian partner in the FP7 project CytoThreat (Grant Agreement number 265264) which focused on the fate and effect of various cytostatic drugs in the environment. I have been responsible for the marker-assisted breeding system installed at the Lillafüred Trout Farm. My current project topics include the vitrification of fish sperm as well as the interspecific transplantation of fish spermatogonia.


Other activities

I am the head of the Work Group for Research of the Department, with the task of supervising the research work conducted at the Department, its control and related administration duties. I participate at the aquaculture specialist training offered by the Department, and in the teaching of reproductive biology of fish at the University of Dubrovnik in Croatia. I am currently serving as the vice-chair of the COST Action FA 1205 AQUAGAMETE.




MTMT Database:
ResearcherID: N-3946-2014
ORCID: 0000-0001-9760-2478


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