Márta Széll, vice rector of the University of Szeged, head of Department of Medical Genetics at the Albert Szent-Györgyi Faculty of Medicine. She is responsible for the rare disease related activities of the Albert Szent-Györgyi Clinical Centre of the University and coordinating the biobanking activities of the Clinical Center. Her research interest focuses on the molecular immunpathogenesis of psoriasis and the identification and functional characterization of novel genetic variants in genodermatoses and in neurodegenerative diseases. The scientific merits of Professor Széll were acknowledged with the presidency of the Hungarian Society of Genetics and Genomics in the last presidential cycle, currently she serves as the president of the Hungarian Society for Immunology. She has an active role in the most prestigious experimental dermatology society of Europe, the European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR). In 2014 she was awarded with the Eastern European Academic Leader Award of the Society and currently she is the president of it.