Prof László Solti

DVM, PhD, DSc, DipECAR

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Reproduction

László F. Solti received his veterinary degree from the University of Veterinary Science, Budapest in 1971. He joined the Department of Reproduction at the same university, after working in veterinary practice in Kaposvár, in 1972 and assumed roles of increasing responsibility reaching the positon of associate professor in 1989. During this period, he studied bovine embryo transfer at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen (1976) and cryopreservation of embryos at the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (1980). He was awarded a PhD (1984) by the Hungarian Academy of Science for immunoassays in reproductive biology. He became a full professor at the Szent István University in 1993 and headed the Department of Reproduction in the Faculty of Veterinary Science in Budapest from 1994-2011. During this time, he was awarded a Doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Science (DSc, 2000) for studies on immunoanalytical methods in veterinary diagnostics. László has been a full member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciennces since 2010. He served as Rector of the University of Veterinary Science, Budapest from 1997-2000, Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Budapest from 2000-2004 and Rector of the Szent István University from 2007-2013.

László is actively involved in teaching obstetrics, reproduction and udder health in both Hungarian and English as well as running elective courses on the biotechnology of reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. He has published extensively, with 132 articles, as well as abstracts and book chapters and has served on a number of editorial boards. He has been actively involved in professional associations related to animal reproduction both in Hungary and internationally including being a founding member of the European Society of Animal Reproduction (ESDAR), an association that he served as president from 2002-2011. His service to animal reproduction has been recognised in the form of many awards including Foreign Membership of the Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (1998), an “Officer Award” (Tisztikereszt) of the Hungarian Republic (2004), Foreign Membership of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (2011) and the Széchenyi Award (2015).

László is Founding Diplomate and has also served as a Board Member of the European College of Animal Reproduction (ECAR).