Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Balazs Zoltan Gulyas

Professor of Translational Neuroscience and Director of Centre for Neuroimaging Research, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Director, Cognitive Neuroimaging Centre, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine)

Prof Balazs Zoltan Gulyas

Professor Balázs Gulyás is Professor of Translational Neuroscience at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is also the Director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Centre (CoNiC) of NTU ( Prior to this appointment as one of the founding professors of LKCMedicine, he spent most of his scientific career at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, where he is still a Professor (on leave of absence) in the Department for Psychiatry, Division of Clinical Neuroscience.

After obtaining his MD degree at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, in 1981, and pursuing further undergraduate studies in physics and philosophy in Budapest, Cambridge and Leuven (BA and MA: 1982 and 1984), he made his PhD in neuroscience at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1988, followed by his postdoctoral studies at the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, UK.

Dr. Gulyás has made pioneering contributions to the field of functional brain mapping with positron emission tomography (PET), in particular to the localisation of cortical areas in the human brain related to visual perceptual functions, visual memory and imagery, olfactory and pheromone-sense functions. More recently, his research focused on molecular neuroimaging with PET, with special regard to neurological and psychiatric diseases and their “humanised” murine and primate animal disease models. These activities also involved neuropsychopharmacological drug development and diagnostic imaging probe development.

Dr. Gulyás​ has published - as author or editor - fourteen books, authored over thirty-five book chapters and contributed to more than 220 research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. He is a member of, among others, the Academia Europaea, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Royal Belgian Academy of Medical Sciences. Concurrent with his appointments at LKCMedicine in Singapore and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, he is an Honorary Professor at the Division of Brain Sciences, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London, and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Radiology of the Medical University of Vienna. For the period of 2018-2020 he is the Deputy Chair of the Senate of NTU.
Research Interests
My research interest is related to a simple conundrum (what a contradiction in terms! what an oxymoron!! what an antinomy!!!: "a simple - conundrum"... hmmm...): how the human brain functions.
Current Projects
  • Artificial Intelligence and Multimodal Population HealthData: Platform Establishment and preliminary analysis
  • Core Facility For Functional Imaging Of The Human Brain(MRI/MEG)
  • Development and Microfluidic Applications of Novel 68GaLabelled PET Radioligands
  • Health and microbiome in active and sedentary elderly individuals
  • Identifying the mechanisms by which gut microbes regulate skeletal muscle growth and neuromuscular communication
  • LKCMedicine Internal Grant 27
  • LKCMedicine Internal Grant 3
  • MRI Coils for Multinuclear Applications
  • Non-invasive neuroimaging measurements combinedwith physiological, neurocognitive and biota-based biomarkermeasurements as predictors of health outcome in ageing
  • President’s Chair in Translational Neuroscience (Balazs Gulyas)
  • We are One Singapore: An investigation of the enlarged in-group effect in Singaporeans across the lifespan and in environmental contextual cues to promote multiculturalism
Selected Publications
  • Yu Xin Yang, Balázs Gulyás, and Yin-Leng Theng. (2018). A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Perspective Review of Ageing Brain and Cognitive Health. BrainConnects 2018.
  • Ganesh Pandarinathan, Sachin Mishra, Anu Maashaa Nedumaran, Parasuraman Padmanabhan and Balázs Gulyás. (2018). The Potential of Cognitive Neuroimaging: A Way Forward to the Mind-Machine Interface. Journal of Imaging, .
  • Parasuraman Padmanabhan, Anu Maashaa Nedumaran, Sachin Mishra, Ganesh Pandarinathan, Govindaraju Archunan, Balázs Gulyás. (2017). The Advents of Hybrid Imaging Modalities: A New Era in Neuroimaging Applications. Advanced Biosystems, 1(8).

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