Anna Tompa

Semmelweis University


Prof. Anna Tompa was graduated in medicine in Budapest Semmelweis Medical University and became an assistant professor at the Institute of Pathology and Cancer Research  of the School of Medicine. After specialized in pathology she went to the United States to study the advanced methodology of experimental cancer research. She has continued her research activities focused on the cancer prevention and obtained her D.Sc. in 1999 from Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has written more, than 160 publications and given more, than 200 scientific lectures in different domestic and international congresses. She is a member of numerous domestic and international scientific societies, and presently she is emeritus fellow of Ramazzini Collegium and OECD expert in chemical safety. Today she is an emeritus professor of Public Health Institute in the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.


  • 2010-Present: Research Director, Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • 2005 to 2010: Professor and Director, Department of Public Health, Semmelweis University, Hungary
  • 1998  to 2005: Director, National Institute of Chemical Safety
  • 1979 to 1998: Chief Scientist, National Institute of Occupational Health
  • 1986 to 1989: Visiting Scientist (annually one month), DKFZ, Heidelberg
  • 1970 to 1979: Assistanct Professor, Institute of Pathology and Cancer Research
  • 1976 to1978: Visiting Scientist, Eppley Institute Omaha NE
  • 1964-1970: Faculty of Medicine, Semmelweis University, Hungary


  • The International society for Preventive Oncology
  • European Association of Public Health
  • Fellow of Collegium Ramazzini
  • European Association of Oncology
  • European Association of Mutagenesis

Research Interest:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Chemical Carcinogenesis
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Toxicology