Prof. Andras Dinnyes has been working on embryology, cloning and stem cell biology since 1985.
He obtained his veterinary, PhD and Doctor of Sciences degrees in Hungary.
In 1991he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Smithsonian Institution, USA.
He did post-doctoral studies in cryobiology at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and in Animal Biotechnology at the University of Connecticut, USA where he has invented the solid surface vitrification (SSV) method and contributed to the generation of the first adult cell nuclear transfer cloned cows in the US.
In 1999 he worked in Japan. In 2000 he joined the "Dolly cloning team" in Roslin Institute, UK as team leader, under the guidance of Sir Ian Wilmut and succeeded in the production of the first gene knock-out lamb, and the first cloned piglet in Europe. Furthermore, he was Nuclear Transfer Consultant for Geron Corporation, USA.
In 2002 he was an OECD Research Fellow at AgResearch, New Zealand, a Visiting Professor at Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, a NATO Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, UK and a JSPS Visiting Senior Scientist, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan.
In 2003 he has returned to Hungary with a Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship in Biomedical Science and since 2007 he is a full professor at Szent Istvan University, Hungary on Molecular Animal Biotechnology.
Furthermore, he is invited professor at Utrecht University for 20% of his time.
He is the co-founder and director of BioTalentum Ltd, an SME very active in European research, coordinating 8 FP7 collaborative and Marie Curie projects and participating in several others in stem cell research for biomedical purposes - by now employing more than 20 researchers.