Prof. Malgorzata Manka awarded the title of ISPP Fellow
Professor Malgorzata Manka, member of the Adv. PAS, was awarded the title of Fellow of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP). The certificate was handed over at the ICPP International Congress of Phytopathology in Lyon, France, on August 25 in the presence of about 2,400 phytopathologists from around the world
35th anniversary of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the 30th anniversary of the affiliated Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
This year we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBCH PAS) and the 30th anniversary of the affiliated Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC).
In its early days, the Institute was a pioneer in nucleic acid research in Poland. Today, it stands as a dynamically operating interdisciplinary research unit specializing in three interrelated areas: chemistry, biology, and informatics. The activities of IBCH PAS and PSNC contribute not only to the advancement of science but also to the development of a modern, knowledge-based economy.
The 30th anniversary of the PSNC will be celebrated along with the 20th anniversary of the PIONIER Consortium from September 12th to 14th, 2023.
The jubilee celebrations for the 35th anniversary of the IBCH PAS will take place on November 13th, 2023. Additionally, from November 14th to 15th, an international scientific conference entitled “Understand and Describe Life”.
The conference will be organized into six sessions: “Life at the molecular level”, “Life at the single-cell level”, “Life at the organismal level”, “Life at the population level”, “Synthetic life”, and “Digital and virtual life”.
For more information about the conference, please visit the website: life2023.ichb.pl
Prof. Roman Slowinski awarded the title of IFORS Fellow
Professor Roman Slowinski, member of the Adv. PAS, member of the Presidium of the Poznan Branch of PAS, was awarded the title of Fellow of the International Federation of Societies for Operational Research (IFORS). The conferring of the title took place during the 23rd IFORS Conference, held in Santiago, Chile, July 10-14, 2023. IFORS is a 60-year-old organization that currently has more than 50 national societies of operational research. To date, 33 individuals have received the title of Fellow. Professor Slowinski is the first Pole among the honorees.
Prof. Marek Figlerowicz, correspondent member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences
On June 17, Prof. Marek Figlerowicz was elected as a correspondent member of Department IV of Nature of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAAS) in Cracow. New members are elected by the PAAS General Assembly.
102nd Session of the General Assembly of the Poznan Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences
The 102nd Session of the General Assembly of the PAS Branch in Poznan was held on June 7. In the first part of the session, Professor Marek Switonski – President of the Branch, presented an update on the activities of the Branch in the first half of 2023 and plans for the second half of the year. The second part of the meeting included the presentation of diplomas to the winners and honorable mentions in the competition for the best creative work of 2022, the leading author of which is a doctoral student. The winners had the opportunity to present the results of their research during short, 8-minute speeches.
Polish-Chinese seminary "Climate and water - challenges for the future"
During the session, 11 papers were delivered, and the lecturers were members of the commission and invited guests from China.
Title of Doctor Honoris Causa for Prof. Andrzej Legocki - full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences
On May 30, in the Lubrański hall of the Collegium Minus, a ceremony was held to award title Doctor Honoris Causa from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań to Prof. Andrzej B. Legocki, a full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
The professor served as President of PAN from 2003 to 2006. Earlier, he held positions in the Poznañ Branch of PAN as vice-president (1990-1996) and president (1996-2002). Since 1985, he was associated with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences, of which he was director from 1998 to 2003. His research interests include biochemistry and molecular biology of plants.
Photos: A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan