Csik Lajos (1902 – 1962) orvos-biológusnak, a Magyar Tudományos Akadémia első kísérleti-örökléstani kutató tagjának életrajzi adattára és életútleírása
We compiled the biographical database of Lajos Csik as part of our research on the scientific elite between the two world wars in Hungary. Our historical sociology focused research paid special attention to data of family history, because our aim was to define socio-cultural, ethno-cultural and church affiliation based cultural patterns that determined the recruitment of members of the scientific elite.
Lajos Csik arose from north-eastern Hungarian Calvinist confession based cultural region socially based typically on petty nobility. He was the first university professor and member of the Academy of Sciences in Hungary who gained modern education on experimental genetics, and became an internationally recognized scholar on this field. His personal fate after the restructuring of the Hungarian scientific life by the new established party-state system in 1948 paralleled the ideological ban of the contemporary genetics.