Awards for the IBB PAS scientists

With great pleasure, we announce that prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Sirko and prof. dr hab. Wojciech Bal received the Award of the Minister of Education and Science for lifetime achievements and significant scientific achievements respectively. Dr. Anna Kotrys received the Prime Minister Award for the outstanding Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations! Link to the ceremony       (…)

Myco RiseUp Conference

We would like to invite you to participate in the 3rd edition of MycoRise Up! Youth in Mycology Conference initiated by the Polish Mycological Society. It will take place in Warsaw between 27th and 29th of May 2022. The conference is co-organized by students from the Faculty of Biology (University of Warsaw), Botanical Garden (University (…)

Rare Disease Day 2022

For the fifth time, IBB PAS is organizing a mini-symposium on the International Rare Disease Day, coordinated by EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe. The event will be held on-line, in Polish. The Rare Disease Awareness Campaign will take place for the 15th time and will target millions of people in over 100 countries. Rare Disease Day is (…)

1st Polish Yeast Conference

Are you an yeast researcher or are you using yeast as a model organism? If YES, you are invited to participate in the historic 1st Polish Yeast Conference, Rzeszow, 22-24.06.2022, organized by the Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS and University of Rzeszow. Finally, it will happen in the hybrid formula: on site in the (…)


With deep sorrow, we would like to inform you that on January 3, 2022, Prof. Marcin Filutowicz, an outstanding scientist, our colleague and friend, passed away. Prof. Filutowicz was an employee of the Institute in 1974-1980, he worked at the Department of Biochemistry of Microbes. He was the initiator and co-implementer of numerous projects in (…)

The new program of MEiN “Pearls of Science”

The subject of the program is to create conditions for the development of uniquely talented graduates of first-cycle studies or students after completing the third or fourth year of studies, by enabling them to conduct scientific research or artistic creativity under the supervision of an academic or artistic supervisor. The first call for proposals for (…)


With great sorrow, we inform you that on January 4, 2022, at the age of 89, Prof. dr hab. Jerzy Buchowicz passed away. Prof. Buchowicz was the Director of the IBB PAS in 1984-1987, a member of the IBB PAS Scientific Council, co-founder and long-term head of the Department of the Plant Biochemistry; a great (…)


With great sorrow, we inform you that on December 31, 2021, at the age of 71, Prof. dr hab. Marek Cieplak from the Institute of Physics passed away. Prof. Cieplak was not only a friend and long-term member of the IBB PAS Scientific Council, but also an outstanding scientist researching static physics, solid state physics (…)

Modernization of the Polish Antarctic Station

We continue the comprehensive reconstruction of the infrastructure of the H. Arctowski Polish Antarctic Station! This year the operation is supported by two ships, of which ATHS Lenga has already left the Station, and RV Proffesor Logachev has just set off on a 40-day voyage from Gdynia. The two ships will transport a total of (…)

EMBO grants

We are pleased to announce that Dr. hab. Agata Starosta and Dr. Michał Wandel received grants from European Molecular Biology Organization – the so-called Small EMBO Grant. Dr hab. Agata Starosta and Dr. Michał Wandel are grantees of the EMBO Installation Grant (IG), which aims to support young group leaders in setting up their first (…)

IBB PAS researchers received funds from National Science Center

The National Science Center has awarded grants for OPUS 21 and PRELUDIUM 20. The founding for OPUS was granted to Dr hab. Magdalena Kowalczyk, Dr Michał Krzysztoń, Dr hab. Justyna McIntyre, Dr hab. Anna Muszewska, Dr hab. Roman. Szczęsny (consortium, lider: Prof. Joanna Kufel, UW), Dr Igor Żukow (consortium, lider: Prof. Maciej Kozak, UAM). The (…)

Award of the Faculty of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

We are pleased to inform that the team of Dr Anna Kotrys, Dr Lukasz Borowski, Dr Zbigniew Pietras, and Dr Maciej Szewczyk led by Dr hab. Roman Szczesny, received the Faculty II Award for a series of studies on the mechanisms regulating antisense transcripts in human mitochondria and the role of mitochondrial double-stranded RNA. Congratulations! (…)