Dr. Kovacs completed his medical training at the Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary) where he specialized in Neurology (1998) and Neuropathology (2003) and obtained a PhD in Neuroscience (2002). His major research interest is the neuropathology of prion and neurodegenerative diseases. He has been involved in the surveillance of human prion diseases since 1994.
His achievements include first descriptions, characterization and pathogenic elucidation of several peculiar types of neurological diseases, like frontotemporal dementia with globular glial inclusions or another one affecting elderly individuals and studies on human prion diseases and alpha-synucleinopathies, including those with a novel anti-alpha-synuclein antibody (5G4).
He has published more than 280 peer-reviewed papers, earning him an H-index of 48, and has edited two books on neuropathology. Dr. Kovacs’ aim is to use his expertise in the neuropathology of neurodegenerative diseases to probe the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative proteinopathies using state-of the-art methodologies.