Seminars schedule

The Institute organizes three types of seminars on a regular basis:

The IBB Seminar Series (Tuesday)

The language of this series is English. Talks are given either by invited guests or by IBB researchers. The seminars are open to everybody. They take place either on-line (ZOOM) or in person in the Prof. Wacław Gajewski Auditorium – there are no hybrid meetings. Each talk is scheduled for up to 40 minutes plus 20 minutes of discussion. The seminars are on Tuesdays, usually at 9:30 am, see schedule for details.

  • In order to participate in the on-line seminars, you must register (registration is valid for the whole season 2023/2024)

Register here

  • Participation in seminars held in person in the Prof. Wacław Gajewski Auditorium does not require registration.

For participants of on-line seminars:

When you join the meeting, please turn off your microphone and camera. During the discussion it will be possible to ask questions both by a text option (chat) and personally (microphone). Before you join the meeting, please read the GDPR (RODO) agreement.

For more information about the IBB Seminar Series and registration contact:



Date Time Name  Title Affiliation Host
09:30 Prof. Krzysztof Liberek FNP PRIZE LECTURE: Chaperones in protein disaggregation and refolding Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of University of Gdańsk and Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland Agnieszka Sirko
30.01.2024 on-site 09:30 Dr hab. Łukasz Opaliński NCN AWARD LECTURE: Multivalency in biomedicine.
Career Development Series
Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Wrocław, Poland Katarzyna Jonak Somayeh Shahmoradi Ghahe
Roman Szczęsny
06.02.2024 on-site 09:30 Dr. Said El Alaoui Building the Pipeline of Novel Therapeutic Antibodies: From the Bench to the clinic COVALAB S.A.S., Biotechnology company in Bron, France Agnieszka Sirko
09:30 Dr Michał Koliński Development of multi-scale molecular modeling methods and their application to study complex protein systems Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland Piotr Zielenkiewicz
20.02.2024 on-site 09:30 Prof. Dr. Jörg Rademann Fragment-based drug discovery in academia: targeting the bacterial toxin pneumolysin and the cancer-related phosphatase SHP2 Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Institute of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin Piotr Zielenkiewicz
09:30 Prof. Matthias Bochtler Novel nucleobase chemistry in momylation Laboratory of Genome Engineering, IBB PAS Agnieszka Sirko
05.03.2024 on-site 09:30 Prof. Victor Zarsky Exocyst complex – a logistic hub in land plant secretory pathways Department of Experimental Plant Biology, Charles University in Parague, Czech Republic Agnieszka Sirko
Anna Wawrzyńska
12.03.2024 on-site 09:30 Prof. Wojciech Bal Time as hypothesis selector in metallomics Laboratory of Biological Chemistry of Metal Ions, IBB PAS Agnieszka Sirko
19.03.2024 on-site 09:30 Dr Mikołaj Ogrodnik Spatiotemporal controls over healing and senescent cells in wounds, Career Development Series Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology, Vienna, Austria Katarzyna Jonak Somayeh Shahmoradi Ghahe Agnieszka Sirko
26.03.2024 on-line 09:30 Prof. Mazdak Khajehpour
seminar postponed to 18.06.2024
The Streptococcus phage protein paratox is an
intrinsically disordered protein
Department of Chemistry, Univeristy of Manitoba Dorota Niedziałek
02.04.2024 09:30 no seminar no seminar no seminar no seminar
09:30 Prof. David Tollervey Lighting Up RNA-protein Interactions University of Edinburgh Tomasz Turowski
09:30 Prof. Tomasz Sarnowski Professor Nomination Laboratory of Gene Expression Regulation, IBB PAS Agnieszka Sirko
09:30 Prof. Pierre M. Durand The evolution of cell mortality University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Szymon Kaczanowski
30.04.2024 09:30 no seminar no seminar no seminar no seminar
09:30 dr hab. Rafał Mostowy How viruses employ a LEGO-based approach in coevolution with bacterial hosts. Małoposka Center of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland Małgorzata Łobocka
09:30 Dr Anna Kotrys Large-scale, single-cell analysis of mtDNA heteroplasmy dynamics reveals key role of environment-dependent selection, Career Development Series Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, USA Katarzyna Jonak Somayeh Shahmoradi Ghahe  Agnieszka Sirko
21.05.2024 on-line 09:30 dr Gabriela Pruś Ubiquitylation stoichiometry and dynamics: understanding ubiquitin signaling using MS-based proteomics  Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research, Denmark Bianka Świderska
28.05.2024 09:30 no seminar  no seminar  no seminar  no seminar
04.06.202 09:30 no seminar no seminar no seminar no seminar
11.06.2024 on-site 09:30 Prof. Adam Godzik TBA University of California, Riverside, USA Piotr Zielenkiewicz
18.06.2024 on-line 14:00 Prof. Mazdak Khajehpour The Streptococcus phage protein paratox is an
intrinsically disordered protein
Department of Chemistry, Univeristy of Manitoba Dorota Niedziałek
25.06.2024 on-site 09:30 Marta Winiarska
seminar postponed to 15.10.2024
seminar postponed to 15.10.2024 BioInMed
seminar postponed to 15.10.2024
Agnieszka Sirko

The PhD Students’ Seminars (Thursday)

In this series, the talks are given by PhD students. The seminars are held in English, in the Wacław Gajewski Auditorium (in person). Each talk takes up to 20 minutes with 5 minutes of discussion, and during one meeting there are usually two talks scheduled. The meetings are every second Thursday, they are open and everyone is welcome to join.

After the discussions, all PhD students are asked to stay and chat with the speakers (up to 20 minutes additionally).

Schedule of the PhD Students’ Seminars

Scientific Fridays (Friday)

This initiative has been put forward by young researchers with a doctoral degree: its purpose is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and to discuss research that is currently ongoing at the Institute. The meetings are closed – they are meant only for members of the IBB community. During the talks, unpublished data and ongoing projects are presented and discussed.

The meetings begin at 2:30 pm, in the Prof. Zagórski-Ostoja Seminar Room. Usually, two 20-minute talks are given at each meeting. Afterwards, you are invited for a “Happy Hour”. For more information contact: Dr Katarzyna Jonak and Dr Somayeh Shahmoradi Ghahe.

Schedule of Scientific Fridays