Multi-Pole Approach to Structural Science

May 10 - 13, 2015

Janusz Bujnicki

Professor and Head, Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering
International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw, Poland
Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Education: M.Sc., University of Warsaw, 1998; Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2001; D.Habil., Polish Academy of Sciences, 2005; Professor, 2009.

Fields of interest: bioinformatics, structural and synthetic biology, development of methods for computational modeling of protein and RNA 3D structures, discovery and characterization of enzymes involved in RNA metabolism, and engineering of proteins with new functions.

~280 publications, >4800 total citations, H-index 35 (excluding self-citations). Supervised 26 PhD and 47 MSc theses and trained 13 postdoctoral fellows.

Recipient of EMBO/HHMI Young Investigator Programme award (2003-2005), ERC Starting Grant (2011-2015), Foundation for Polish Science MISTRZ award (2015-2017), Ministry of Science award (2012), Prime Minister award (2014), decorated with the Knight's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2014) for outstanding scientific achievements. Won the national plebiscite “Poles with Verve” in the Science category (2013). Selected as one of “25 leaders for the next 25 years” by “Teraz Polska” magazine of the Polish Promotional Emblem Foundation.

Has been involved in various scientific organizations and bodies, including Polish Bioinformatics Society (founding member, vice-president 2008-2010, president 2011-2013), Science Europe LEGS panel (2013-), Academy of Young Scientists of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2011-), Citizens of Science (2012-), and Scientific Policy Committee (2014-). Editor of the Springer series Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology (2009-2013), executive editor of the journal Nucleic Acids Research (2013-).