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    Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
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Welcome to Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology Polish Academy of Sciences

GENERAL INFORMATION

The mission of the Institute is to conduct scientific research and disseminate knowledge in the field of genetics and biotechnology of animals for innovation, biological progress and food security for the development of the economy and improvement of the quality of life of the society.

Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (formerly Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences) originates from the Department of Experimental Animal Breeding, which was created by the Polish Academy of Sciences in 1955.

The Institute conducts research in the field of functional genomics, including: transcriptomics, proteomics, nutrigenomics and bioinformatics, as well as research in the field of: molecular biology, experimental embryology in the field of both animal sciences and health sciences. The Institute also conducts research on animal behavior and biodiversity of domestic and wild animals. Research in the field of health sciences is also carried out with the use of animal models.

Applied research focuses mainly on improving the nutritional and health-promoting properties of raw materials and animal products produced in various production systems, taking into account animal welfare and reducing the adverse impact of agricultural production on the environment and human health.

The Institute is a member of: the Polish Technology Platform for Food cooperating with the European Technology Platform “Food for Life”; the European Technology Platform for Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction (FABRE) and the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA). The representatives of the Institute are also members of the Polish National Council of EU Research Projects’ Coordinators (KRAB) and COST programme.

The effect of liposomal resveratrol on the level of oxidative stress and cognitive impairment in ischemic stroke patients receiving home enteral nutrition

On February 28, 2022, the Nutricia Foundation project "The effect of liposomal resveratrol on the level of oxidative stress and cognitive impairment in ischemic stroke patients receiving home enteral nutrition" was launched at the Institute of Animal Genetics and Biotechnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The project manager is dr hab. Michał Ławiński.

Pig Research Update - SOWWEANWEL

"Effects of chronic stress during pregnancy on sow welfare, reproductive performance, & on the resilience of offspring to stress." - This project is a collaboration between Teagasc & the Institute of Genetics & Animal Biotechnology, Poland. It investigates the risk factors for chronic stress in gestating sows. Martyna Lagoda, PhD Candidate working on the SOWWEANWEL project tells us more.

COMPETITION IGAB PAS FOR THE POSITIONS OF: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (POLISH “ADIUNKT”), ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FULL PROFESSOR

Director of the Institute of Genetics and Animal Biotechnology PAS (formerly Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding) in Jastrzębiec opens competition for the positions of Assistant professor (Polish “adiunkt”), Associate Professor, Full Professor in the following areas: Molecular Genetics / Molecular Biology / Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics / Biotechnology / Biomedicine / Animal Welfare and Behaviour

A new publication has just been published in Pharmacological Reviews (IF=18.9)

A new publication with the leading participation of the IGHZ PAN researchers has just been published in Pharmacological Reviews (IF=18.9).
Pharmacological Reviews, published by The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, is one of the top-ranked journals in it the Web-of-Science category "Pharmacology & Pharmacy". Under the leadership of IGAB PAS scientists a new paper has just been published in this influential journal, exploring the potential of natural products and dietary ingredients to counteract the formation of macrophage foam cells (cell type promoting the development of atherosclerosis).

Polish-Dutch cooperation

On 15-17 April 2019 took a place meeting, co-organized by the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland, in the frame of strategic agreement of cooperation of Polish and Dutch scientific institutions. The consortium includes Wageningen University & Research (WUR) from the Netherlands (the best in the world university in environmental-agriculture science), Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding PAS, National Veterinary Research Institute in Pulawy and Poznań University of Life Sciences.

Visit from the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

On 27-30.03.2019, representatives of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology and the Experimental Institute of Veterinary Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus visited our Institute. The representatives were correspondent member of Academy, prof. Ruslan Sheiko – Director, prof. Elena Guzenko – Deputy Director for Research and Implementations, and prof. Maryia Mikhailava – head of the Department of Animal Genetics, representing the Institute of Genetics and Cytology together with prof. Jury Lomako – Director of the Experimental Institute of Veterinary Medicine and dr Dzmitry Barysavets – head of the Department of Virology of this Institute. The group of scientists was accompanied by Maryia Pyzhova as an interpreter.

Visit of the Ambassador of Japan

On April 4, 2019, the Institute was visited by Mr. Tsukasa Kawada – Ambassador of Japan in Poland. He was accompanied by the representatives of the Economy Section of the Japanese Embassy in Warsaw – Satoshi Takeuchi and Elżbieta Korona.

An article in NATURE Careers Community written by Magdalena Śmiech

Magdalena Śmiech, from the Department of Experimental Embryology, IGAB has published an article in NATURE Careers Community. In 2018 she completed a highly competitive Summer Program at RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) in Wako, Japan. Magdalena Śmiech participated in a two-month laboratory internship and in an intensive 5-day lecture course delivered by the best specialists in scientific field. Her professional experiences from internship are available on the NATURE website: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07869-x

Visit from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

On December 12, 2018, the Institute was visited by Ms. Marjolijn Sonnema – Director General for Agro from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality. She was accompanied by the representatives of the Dutch Embassy in Warsaw (Agricultural Counsellor Martijn Homan & Katarzyna Kowalczewska) and Annie de Veer – Director Wageningen Livestock Research from Wageningen University & Research.

Success of dr Taniguchi in Horizon 2020

International consortium with participation of Hiroaki Taniguchi, PhD from Department of Experimental Embryology was very successful in Horizon 2020 program (call SFS-30-2018-2019-2020) and has obtained financing in the amount of ca. 6 million EUR for realisation of the project BovReg – „Identification of functionally active genomic features relevant to phenotypic diversity and plasticity in cattle”.

Open competition for the position of technical research (post-doc) at the Department of Animal Improvement project NCN no. 2015/17 / B / NZ9 / 01561 Fri. " Epigenetic regulation in mammary gland tissues of dairy cows with chronic and recurrent mastitis ca

Specific requirements for candidates for the post-doctoral scholarship:
- A doctor degree in agricultural, biological or related sciences;
- a definite research interests in the field of animal biotechnology, supported by scientific achievements including the original papers, especially publications in journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports;
- Heading or participation in research projects financed from external sources;
- Knowledge of the molecular biology techniques (obligatory: Isolation of DNA, RNA and protein from tissues, PCR and real-time PCR, bisulfite conversion and pyrosequencing, including primer designing, ELISA)
- Fluent English spoken and written
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Familiarity with statistical programs and experience in the epigenetic study will be an advantage
- Good evaluation of the doctoral thesis confirmed by the opinion of the scientific supervisor

Recruitment for PhD Studies in English

Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences opens recruitment for PhD Studies in English in the following fields: molecular genetics and animal breeding; animal biotechnology and experimental embryology; animal behaviour; animal production systems, quality of food of animal origin; biodiversity.

PUBLICATION IN THE AREA OF STEM CELL BASED TECHNOLOGIES

Gene Editing and Cell Fate Reprogramming Researchers from the Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin, described how the mitochondria have been implicated in the processes of acquisition and loss of stemness, with a specific focus on pluripotency and energy metabolism of the pluripotent stem cells.

Dr Taniguchi helps to promote Polish science

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo has sent to Director of the Institute special thanks to doctor Taniguchi from IGAB PAS, for help in organisation of the scientific forum „Polish Medicine in XXIst century”, which will be held in the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tokyo.

The joint East and West Central Europe ISAE Regional Meeting 11-12 June 2018, Warsaw, Poland “Animal preferences and animal welfare"

Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Ethological Society, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences and International Society for Applied Ethology call for abstracts for The joint East and West Central Europe ISAE Regional Meeting, 11 -12 June 2018, Warsaw, Poland “Animal preferences and animal welfare”. Young researchers and students are particularly encouraged to present their research in behavioural sciences. Please find the leaflet and registration form below

PROJECT HARMONIA FOR IGAB PAS

Associate professor Paweł Lisowski has received financing for prestigious project HARMONIA: “Study of genetic predisposition for rare neurodevelopmental diseases: Integration of genomic, transcriptome and methylome analyzes with modeling using genomic engineering techniques of induced pluripotent human stem cells differentiated into functional neurons”, 1 474 850 PLN.