Dr. István Lehoczky
chief research fellow
He has been working in the Centre for Farm Animal Gene Conservation since 2013 as a senior research fellow in the Genetic and Reproduction Biology Group. His main research interests are the following: studies on the origin and genetic variability of Hungarian Chicken breeds (mtDNS, RAPD, SSR, SNP), Molecular genetic studies on the Silver carp population of Lake Balaton, description of the genetic variability of different Common carp breeds, comparison of Eurasian otter populations using molecular genetic markers. From 2010 to 2012 he acted as the Hungarian project leader in the Hungarian-South African intergovernmental Science and Technology project, ZA-1/09 entitled „Comparative analysis of the ecology and conservation status of African otter species with the Eurasian otter”. From 2013 he participated in the EU FP7 AQUAREDPOT project (Improvement of research and innovation potential of Research Institute for Fisheries, Aquaculture and Irrigation (HAKI) to promote technological development in Central and Eastern European aquaculture) as a work package leader. Nowadays he works on the establishment of an ex-situ fish gene bank dealing with the conservation and domestication of economically important native fish species.