Rita ENGEL Ph.D.

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
engel.rita [at] ecolres.hu
Brief description of the main scopes: 
  • Investigations on chemical diversity of Hungarian flora
  • Chemotaxonomic and phytochemical researches (analyses of volatile and non-volatile compounds)
  • Study the effects of biotic and abiotic ecological factors on the production of (medicinal) plants
  • Ethnopharmacological studies
  • Investigation of plants with neurobiological activity
  • Ex-situ conservation, propagation and chemical analysis of medicinal plants from different origins and examination of their cultivation possibilities
Main profile in keywords: 
medicinal plants, phytochemistry, chemical diversity
Selected publications:


Engel R, Szabó K, Abrankó L, Rendes K, Anna Füzy A, Takács T (2016): Effect of arbuscular mycorrhyzal fungi on the growth and polyphenol profile of marjoram, lemon balm, and marigold. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 64(19): 3733-3741.
Varga L, Engel R, Szabo K, Abranko L, Gosztola B, Nemeth EZ, Sarosi S (2016): Seasonal variation in phenolic content and antioxidant activity of Glechoma hederacea L. harvested from six Hungarian populations. Acta Alimentaria 45:(2) pp. 268-276.


Könczöl Á, Engel R, Szabó K, Hornok K, Tóth S, Béni Z, Prechl A, Máthé I, Tibor Balogh G (2014): Topical analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Oxybaphus nyctagineus: Phytochemical characterization of active fractions JOURNAL OF ETHNOPHARMACOLOGY 155:(1) pp. 776-784. (2014)


Janicsák Gábor , Háznagy-Radnai Erzsébet , Engel Rita , Blunden Gerald , Máthé Imre (2013): TLC-densitometry of rosmarinic and caffeic acids in the evaluation of lamiaceae species growing in central Europe JPC - Journal of Planar Chromatography - Modern TLC 26:(2) pp. 132-136. (2013)


Engel Rita, Stefanovits-Bányai Éva, Abrankó László (2010): LC simultaneous determination of the free forms of B group vitamins and vitamin C in various fortified food products Chromatographia 71:(11-12) pp. 1069-1074.