On August 1, 2022. the OPUS 21 project "Epigenetic Reprograming and All-trans-Retinoic Acid in Therapy of
Myelodysplastic Syndromes. "The project manager is Dr. Artur Zelent. The project is financed by the National Science Center
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.