The Institute

The Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is one of the leading research institutes in the field of life sciences in Poland. Our mission is to carry out basic research in various areas of biology, biophysics, biochemistry, and genetics. We also understand the need for the efficient movement of basic science discoveries into practice, and we therefore constantly increase our efforts to transfer the research results to the industry and clinic.

Our scientists perform innovative, ground-breaking research that is published in high impact, world-renowned journals. In our research we employ several model organisms such as bacteria, fungi, plants and animals, and use a wide range of modern biochemical, biophysical, bioinformatics, genetic and molecular methods.

Moreover, our Institute manages the Polish Henryk Arctowski Antarctic Station, located on King George Island, off the coast of Antarctica. The station provides an opportunity to carry out  research not only by our employees but also by scientists from all over the world.

The quality and originality of our research is well recognized both in Poland and abroad, as a result our scientists frequently receive prestigious prizes. We have also been successful in acquiring multiple research funds from national and international sources. Finally, we have developed a rich collaboration network that spans the entire world.

Since our vision is to be a leading, innovative research centre that is able to solve fundamental biological problems, we are willing to host talented, open-minded scientists who are eager to push the boundaries of knowledge.