Luca Szadovszky

EU Campus Mundi Fellow


Eötvös Loránd University (2017–2019): Budapest, HU
MSc. in Plant Science
Adviser: Balázs Egyed
Thesis: Methodological developments in the field of forensic science

University of Eötvös Loránd (2014-2017): Budapest, HU
BSc. in Biology
Adviser: Tibor Kalapos
Thesis: The evolution and ecology of Crassulacean acid metabolism in tropical epiphytes

Research Interests

My primary interests are in the field of palynology research, especially in plant genetics.  My main aim is to gain experience working with pollen and to learn the most recent genetical techniques to be a conducive member for the research I am working on. At home, I take part in research for mitigating the negative effects of climate change, land use change, and biological invasion where I am acquiring the morphology-based pollen identification. Currently, I am working on my master’s thesis with the title of “Methodological developments in the field of forensic science” which requires both theoretical and laboratory work. In the framework of my research, I develop protocols for new scientific techniques to be introduced as new criminalistic tools in forensic practice of palynological view in Hungary.


Magyari E, Szádovszky L, Kuneš P, Abraham V, Szabó Z, Csüllög G, Bihari Á† (2019). “Historical land cover changes in Pannonia.” INQUA 2019 Dublin, Ireland. Poster.

Honors and Awards

  • Campus Mundi international internship programme (2019)

Work & Volunteer Experience

  • MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Tihany, HU (2018 –2019)
    Research assistant
  • National Botanical Garden, MTA Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vácrátót, HU (2019)
    Visitors’ guide
  • Botanical Garden of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2017)