Invited speakers

We are honored to present the invited speakers:

Prof. dr hab. EWA BARTNIK

University of Warsaw, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Polish Academy of Sciences)

Employee of Institute of Genetics and Biotechnology at University of Warsaw and Institute of
Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research focuses on mitochondrial DNA, especially on genetic disorders related to changes in this molecule. Author of many scientific papers about molecular mechanisms and diagnostics of mitochondrial diseases. She was a member of numerous genetics and scientific commissions. She is also known for her work in popularisation of science. In 2012 Professor Ewa Bartnik was awarded by the President of Poland for her achievements in scientific and educational fields.

Prof. JOCHEN HESS

Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (German Cancer Research Center)

Head of Experimental and Translational Section of Head-Neck Oncology at the Heidelberg University Hospital and leader of research group for Molecular Mechanisms of Head and Neck Tumors at the German Cancer Research Center. Aim of his research is to find biomarkers crucial for identification of patients at high risk for cancer relapse as well as finding new molecular targets for less toxic and more effective treatment.

Prof. KRZYSZTOF KUŚ

University of Oxford

Employee of Department of Biochemistry at the Oxford University. He earned his MSc at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University. During his PhD he was a researcher at the IGC in Oeiras, where he investigated interactions between left-handed nucleic acids and viral proteins. His current work is concentrated on transcription termination in which he combines biochemistry with bioinformatics.

Prof. dr hab. MIROSŁAW BIK-MULTANOWSKI, prof. UJ

Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University

Professor Bik-Multanowski is a pediatrician and clinical geneticist, head of the Department of Medical Genetics at Jagiellonian Univeristy. His research focuses on inborn errors of metabolism and molecular mechanisms of birth defects as well as diagnostics and treatment of these diseases. He took part in the project that was searching molecular mechanisms in prematurely born babies. He is also an expert for enzyme replacement therapy.

Prof. dr hab. WIESŁAW BABIK

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University

Employee of Institute of Environmental Sciences at Jagiellonian University, leader of Molecular and Behavioral Ecology Group. In his research he is using DNA sequencing to study mechanisms of speciation and divergence between species, along with level of gene flow between diverging populations. His research is also focused on effects of the evolutionary processes on origins of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) and its genetic variations within and among populations.