Attila Patócs

Department Head

Prof. Dr. Attila Patócs, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc

Prof. Dr. Attila Patócs is the Head of the Departments of Molecular Genetics and of the Clinical Laboratory who also serves as a Professor of laboratory medicine and molecular genetic diagnostics at the Semmelweis University. Dr. Patócs has a 20+ years of expertise in diagnosing monogenic diseases, and the majority of his research projects are directed to decipher germline genetic predisposition to cancer. Following his clinical and Ph.D. training, Dr. Patócs underwent postdoctoral training at Dr. Charis Eng’s laboratory at the Ohio State University and the Cleveland Clinic.
Returning to Hungary, he started his own laboratory focusing on the genetic background of hereditary endocrine diseases. For over 15 years he serves as principal investigator of various research projects in the intersection of endocrinology, oncology and genetics. From 2021, Prof. Patócs is the secretary of the Hungarian Society of Oncology and secretary of the Hungarian Board of Clinical Geneticists.

Anikó Bozsik, János Papp, Vince Kornél Grolmusz, Attila Patócs, Edit Oláh, Henriett Butz. Reclassification of Five BRCA1/2 Variants with Unknown Significance Using Complex Functional Study. Cancer Res Treat. 2022 Feb 8. doi: 10.4143/crt.2021.1078. Online ahead of print.

Tímea Pócza, Vince Kornél Grolmusz, János Papp, Henriett Butz, Attila Patócs, Anikó Bozsik. Germline Structural Variations in Cancer Predisposition Genes. Review. Front Genet. 2021 Apr 14;12:634217. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2021.634217. eCollection 2021.

Vince Kornél Grolmusz, Anikó Bozsik, János Papp, Attila Patócs. Germline Genetic Variants of Viral Entry and Innate Immunity May Influence Susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Toward a Polygenic Risk Score for Risk Stratification. Review. Front Immunol. 2021 Mar 8;12:653489. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.653489. eCollection 2021.

Annamária Kövesdi, Miklós Tóth, Henriett Butz, Nikolette Szücs, Beatrix Sármán, Péter Pusztai, Judit Tőke, Péter Reismann, Mónika Fáklya, Géza Tóth, Anikó Somogyi, Katalin Borka, Annamária Erdei, Endre V Nagy, Veronika Deák, Zsuzsanna Valkusz, Péter Igaz, Attila Patócs, Vince Kornél Grolmusz. True MEN1 or phenocopy? Evidence for geno-phenotypic correlations in MEN1 syndrome. Endocrine. 2019 Aug;65(2):451-459. doi: 10.1007/s12020-019-01932-x.

Vince Kornél Grolmusz, Annamária Kövesdi, Katalin Borks, Peter Igaz, Attila Patócs. Prognostic relevance of proliferation-related miRNAs in pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms. Eur J Endocrinol. 2018 Oct 1;179(4):219-228. doi: 10.1530/EJE-18-0305.