István Lukács has joined Peter Somogyi's labfor his month long scholarship under the Oxford Cajal Scholarship scheme. He won the Ramon y Cajal essay competition on: "What have we learned about the normal functions of the brain from studying its diseases?"
The title of his essay was "Localisation of function in the cerebral cortex".
István matriculated in the Aron Márton Liceum at Csikszereda, Romania and will read medicine at the Medical School in Targu Mures. In Oxford, he learns concepts of brain organisation and participates in the analysis of neuronal circuits in the hippocampus using microscopic methods.