Dr. Panyi graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Debrecen in 1991 and started his basic research career right after finishing medical school. He was trained to be an ion channel biophysicist and pharmacologist. He currently moves towards ion channels and cancer and the role of ion channels in the differentiation and proliferation of various cells. Dr. Panyi currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology at the University of Debrecen, Hungary.