Imperial College London

Obituary: Dr Judit Nagy (1963-2010)


Illustration: Donna McKenzie

Dr Judit Nagy embarked on a doctorate at Imperial in 1993, where she remained for the rest of her career.

Dr Judit Nagy was born in Budapest in 1963 and studied chemistry at the Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary and went on to study for a Master’s in neutron-activation analysis.

In 1993 Judit embarked on a doctorate at Imperial, where she remained for the rest of her career, studying the role that an enzyme plays in the activation of a drug used in the treatment of tuberculosis. Her interest in the molecular basis of disease and therapy inspired much of her subsequent research. In 2000, Judit established her independent research activities as the manager of the proteomics facility in the newly established Centre for Molecular Microbiology and Infection and, in 2006, she moved her laboratory into the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, where the additional resources allowed her work to flourish.

Judit died in a car accident on 18 October 2010. She is survived by her husband and four children.

Illustration: Donna McKenzie

This article first appeared in Imperial Magazine, Issue 36. You can view and download a whole copy of the magazine, from


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