László Orbán obtained his university diploma (1981) and doctoral degree (1983) at József Attila University (now Szeged University) in Hungary. He received postdoctoral training in the laboratory of János Nemcsók (JAU; ’83-86) and Andreas Chrambach (NIH; 86-89), respectively. In 1989, he established the first fish molecular biology lab of Hungary at the Agricultural Biotechnology Center (Gödöllő) and led it for ten years. From 1998 until 2002 he was a Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, since then he has been leading the Reproductive Genomics Group at TLL. Over the past two decades, he has been the lead PI of several large-scale projects on aquaculture-related R&D, including - most recently - an NRF-sponsored CRP project on a selection program to produce elite lines of food fishes. Together with his colleagues, Dr. Orbán published over 90 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and four book chapters. Earlier, he has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Aquaculture and an Academic Editor of PLoS ONE. Recently, he became a member of the joint Editorial Board of Journal of Endocrinology and Journal of Molecular Endocrinology. He is an Adjunct Professor of Murdoch University (Australia) and the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia (Keszthely, Hungary) as well as an Honorary Professor of Szent István University (Gödöllő, Hungary).