Eva Kondorosi graduated in Biology and received her PhD (Genetics) at the L. Eötvös University in Budapest. She was postdoc at the Max Planck Institut für Züchtungsforschung (Köln, Germany) and visiting scholar at the Sussex, Harvard and Cornell Universities. She is the founding director of the BAYGEN Institute (2007-2012) which is now part of the Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Szeged, where she directs the Symbiosis and Functional Genomics Unit.
She was a founding member of the Institut des Science Végétales of CNRS, in France as one of the first research directors and group leaders. For her original discoveries she received several awards including the Széchenyi and the IS-MPMI awards in 2012. Her current research focuses on dual exploitation of natural plant strategies in agriculture and public health.
She is a member and foreign associate of several Academies including the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and Academia Europaea. She is a Scientific Council member of the European Research Council and member of the European Molecular Biology Organization and the Board of Directors at the International Society of Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions. She was involved in the initiation of the UNESCO ‘Women in Science’ Programme and was a member of the international jury of the l’Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women in Science’ Awards.