2007 Outstanding Career Achievement: Erno Tyihak, PhD

Ernő Tyihák is a scientific adviser at Plant Protection Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and lecturer at Budapest University of Technology and Economics (for chromatography, mainly overpressured layer chromatography, OPLC) as well as honorary professor at Szeged Science University, Szeged, Hungary. He is candidate of chemical sciences (PhD degree) (1978) in biochemistry and at that time he is Dr. techn. at Technical University of Budapest (1978) as well as he is doctor of chemical sciences (DSc degree) (1994) in analytical chemistry from Hungarian Academy of Sciences., Budapest, Hungary.

His main scientific achievements are as follows: finding of formaldehyde cycle and of formaldehydome system; discovering of double immune response of plants to pathogens; finding of non-linearity and molecular order in innate and induced resistance; discovering of double effect of trans-resveratrol (interaction between trans-resveratrol and formaldehyde); new approach to mechanism of action of trace elements; development of overpressured layer chromatography (OPLC as an analogy with HPLC) as well as of BioArena system ( a complex bioautographic system).He is author of over 110 publications (among other in writing of 9 books) (mainly in English) (between 1975-2007) in the areas of chromatography, biochemistry, cell proliferation, immunization, oncology. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Planar Chromatography (JPC).He is named as inventor at 25 basic patents.He participates usually in international chromatographic and biochemical congresses as plenary lecturer or lecturer. He organized already 6 international conferences on Role of Formaldehyde in Biological Systems – Methylation and Demethylation Processes.He is member of the Hungarian Chemical Society and the Hungarian Biochemical Society, a member of Presidium of Hungarian Society for Separation Sciences and member of International Society for Planar Separations.