Tamás Felföldi

Tamás Felföldi


associate professor



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Introduction / Short CV:

Biologist (MSc): 2003

PhD: 2011

Habilitation: 2017

„Promising Scientist of Eötvös Loránd University” (2017)

„Medal for TDK (Students' Scientific Conference) Supervision” (ELTE, 2019)

“Master Teacher Gold Medal” (National Scientific Students' Association Council, 2021)

Society membership: Hungarian Society for Microbiology (MMT); Hungarian Hydrological Society (MHT); International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME); member of public body, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)

Research area:

Microbial ecology of aquatic habitats: extremophile microbial communities, microbiology of wastewater treatment. Taxonomy of bacteria and algae (species descriptions). Molecular taxonomic characterization of enchytraeids.

Teaching activities:

  • Bacterial taxonomy and virus diagnostic PR (baktaxmb17lm)
  • Classical and molecular methods in microbiology PR (kmmikmmb17lm)
  • Environmental microbiology PR (ktudmikrobb17gm)


  • Bianka Csitári (PhD, co-supervisor: Anna J. Székely): The origin and effect of dissolved compounds in soda lakes
  • Zsuzsanna Márton (PhD): The ecological role of planktonic actinobacteria in shallow lakes
  • Kristóf Korponai (PhD): Seasonal changes of planktonic bacterial communities in shallow lakes
  • Soufiane Bel Rhali (PhD, co-supervisor: Enikő Kubinyi): Potential relationships between the behaviour and gut microbiome of dogs
  • Békésy Anita (PhD, co-supervisor: Katalin Posta): Interactions among bacterial and algal communities in soda lakes

Selected publications:

Felföldi, T., Dózsa-Farkas, K., Nagy, H., Hong, Y. 2020. Three new enchytraeid species (Enchytraeidae, Annelida) from mountain soils of Korea and ten species new for the country. Zootaxa 4896: 1-45. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4896.1.1

Szabó, A., Korponai, K., Somogyi, B., Vajna, B., Vörös, L., Horváth, Zs., Boros, E., Szabó-Tugyi, N., Márialigeti, K., Felföldi, T. 2020. Grazing pressure-induced shift in planktonic bacterial communities with the dominance of acIII-A1 actinobacterial lineage in soda pans. Scientific Reports 10: 19871. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-76822-8

Felföldi, T, Márton, Zs., Szabó, A., Mentes, A., Bóka, K., Márialigeti, K., Máthé, I., Koncz, M., Schumann, P., Tóth, E. 2019. Siculibacillus lacustris gen. nov., sp. nov., a new rosette-forming bacterium isolated from a freshwater crater lake (Lake St. Ana, Romania). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 69: 1731-1736. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.003385

Mentes, A., Szabó, A., Somogyi, B., Vajna, B., Tugyi, N., Csitári, B., Vörös, L., Felföldi, T. 2018. Differences in planktonic microbial communities associated with three types of macrophyte stands in a shallow lake. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94: fix164. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix164

Felföldi, T., Székely, A.J., Gorál, R., Barkács, K., Scheirich, G., András, J., Rácz, A., Márialigeti, K. 2010. Polyphasic bacterial community analysis of an aerobic activated sludge removing phenols and thiocyanate from coke plant effluent. Bioresource Technology 101: 3406-3414. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.12.053


Number of SCI papers: 82

Cumulative impact factor: 184

H-index: 24

i10 index: 45

Total citations: 1585

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