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Farkas Orsolya


dr. Farkas Orsolya

Ph.D., habilitated
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Position: associate researcher
Building R-S ground-floor


  • bioengineer MSc (2001, Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • PhD (2008, Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
  • habilitation (2018, University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest)


  • 2001- Research Center for Natural Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences) – Laboratory of Biooxidation (research area: in vitro techniques, photodynamic therapy, multivariate data analysis)
  • 2011- University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Research area

  • in vitro models of inflammation and oxidative stress
  • role of polyphenols, plant extracts and probiotics in prevention inflammatory disease

Teaching activity

  • Veterinary pharmacology practicals
  • Veterinary toxicology
  • Introduction to cell culture technique (elective course)
  • Culture of eukaryotic cells (PhD course)


2011-2012 researcher
2012 – 2019 research fellow
2018. habilitation
2019 – senior research fellow

TDK and thesis

  • 17 students
  • First prize in OTDK 2017 (Dóra Kovács, in section Veterinary Physiology) and OTDK 2023 (Fanni Somogyi, Dóra Kovács, in section Veterinary Physiology)
Dr. Karancsi Zita  2015
Pézsa Nikolett  2017
Dr. Kovács Dóra 2018
Dr. Móritz Alma 2021

Publications (Top10)


1. Z. Karancsi, D. Kovacs, N. Pézsa; P. Gálfi, Á. Jerzsele, O. Farkas The Impact of Quercetin and Its Methylated Derivatives 3-o-Methylquercetin and Rhamnazin in Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation in Porcine Intestinal Cells Antioxidants 11: 7 Paper: 1265, 12 p. 2022
2. Kovács, D; Palkovicsné Pézsa, N.; Jerzsele, Á.; Süth, M.; Farkas, O. Protective Effects of Grape Seed Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins in IPEC-J2–Escherichia coli/Salmonella Typhimurium Co-Culture Antibiotics 11: 1 Paper: 110 202
3. Palkovicsné Pézsa, N.; Kovács, D.; Rácz, B.; Farkas, O. Effects of Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus subtilis on Gut Barrier Function, Proinflammatory Response, ROS Production and Pathogen Inhibition Properties in IPEC-J2—Escherichia coli/Salmonella Typhimurium Co-Culture Microorganisms 10: 5 Paper: 936, 17 p. 2022
4. Palkovicsné, Pézsa N.; Kovács, D.; Gálfi, P.; Rácz, B.; Farkas, O. Effect of Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 on Gut Barrier Function, Internal Redox State, Proinflammatory Response and Pathogen Inhibition Properties in Porcine Intestinal Epithelial Cells Nutrients 14: 7 Paper: 1486, 18 p. 202
5. Z. Karancsi, A.V. Móritz, N. Lewin, A. M. Veres, Á. Jerzsele, O. Farkas. Beneficial effect of fermented wheat germ extract in intestinal epithelial cells in case of lipopolysaccharide-evoked inflammation. Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity. 2020
6.  D, Kovács; Z, Karancsi; O, Farkas; Á, Jerzsele Antioxidant activity of flavonoids in LPS-treated IPEC-J2 porcine intestinal epithelial cells and their antibacterial effect against bacteria of swine origin Antioxidants 9: 12 Paper: 1267 2020
7.  Farkas O, Karancsi Z, Kovacs D, Lubov B, Csiko G, Palocz O Effect of flavonoids on cytochrome P450 activity in porcine intestinal epithelial cells – in vitro interaction study Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology And Therapeutics 41:(1) pp. 142-143
8. Palocz O, Paszti-Gere E, Galfi P, Farkas O. Chlorogenic Acid Combined with Lactobacillus plantarum 2142 Reduced LPS-Induced Intestinal Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in IPEC-J2 Cells. Plos One 11:(11) Paper e0166642.
9. Farkas O, Palócz O, Pászti-Gere E, Gálfi P Polymethoxyflavone apigenin-trimethylether suppresses LPS-induced inflammatory response in non-transformed porcine intestinal cell line IPEC-J2 Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, Paper 673847
10.  Farkas O., G. Mátis, E. Pászti-Gere, O. Palócz, A. Kulcsár, J. Petrilla, Gy. Csikó, Zs. Neogrády, P. Gálfi Effects of Lactobacillus plantarum 2142 and sodium n-butyrate in LPS-triggered inflammation: comparison of IPEC-J2 and primary hepatocyte mono-cultures with a porcine enterohepatic co-culture system Journal of Animal Science 92:(9), 3835-3845


(Updated: April 2023)