Dr Gabor Mocz is a Professor/Specialist in Biochemistry at the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii, where he is the Director of the Frederick Greenwood Molecular Biology Core Laboratory. He has served (three times) as elected Chair of the American Chemical Society Hawaii Section and as Vice-President of the Hawaii Society of the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Biochemists and Molecular Biologists.
Dr Mocz has a MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry from Eötvös Loránd University, the largest, oldest and most prestigious academic institution in Hungary. He then became a postdoctoral fellow at the Boston Biomedical Research Institute before returning to his alma mater in Hungary to lecture and conduct research in Biochemistry. He then moved to Hawaii to his current institution where he leads a bioanalytical core laboratory and educational training activities in their Biotechnology Program. Dr Mocz’s major research interest is in biochemistry, biophysics, and structural and computational biology. His interest also includes topics in bioanalytical chemistry and fluorescence, as well as studying the molecular basis of muscle contraction and cell motility.
Dr Mocz has published 75 refereed articles, book chapters, review and conference papers, and symposium proceedings on biochemistry. He has presented invited talks, received grants and research support from federal and state funding agencies, is involved in many professional organizations and committees and reviews for journals and granting agencies. He is listed in 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the 20th Century, and has received the International Medal for Scientific Excellence from the American Biographical Institute.
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