Wacław Szybalski, Professor – Honorary Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Professor of oncology at the University of Wisconsin (USA). He is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Science (PAN), honorary member of the Italian Society of Experimental Biology and Polish Society of Microbiology. Awarded honoris causa PhDs at the Gdansk University of Technology, University of Gdansk, UMCS in Lublin and Medical University of Gdansk, winner of the Hilldale Medal at the University of Wisconsin and the Gregor Mendel Gold Medal, awarded by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. He founded and for many years was a chief editor of the journal GENE, and is on the editorial boards of numerous scientific journals.
Prof. Szybalski is a world authority in the field of molecular biology, genetics and microbiology. He designed numerous original research methods, some of them making DNA transfer into human cells possible as well as the development of monoclonal antibody technology. He was the first to formulate the multidrug antibiotic therapy concept. He is an active participant in the global human genome project. During the period of Soviet dominance, he supported the scientific community in Poland and other Eastern European countries. His scientific output includes over 330 publications in the field of microbiology, general genetics, mutagenesis, and molecular biology. Professor Szybalski’s work has contributed significantly to the development of biomedical sciences. It is, without any doubt, an outstanding academic career pioneering and introducing new techniques of molecular biology. Prof. Waclaw Szybalski is also unusual due to the huge contribution he has made in many areas. He is not a man of one object or one prize. His scientific work, the output of which shows no sign of diminishing is full of authentic, scientific discoveries that have influenced, and continue to influence, the development of science. Professor Szybalski has trained many scientists from Gdansk in his own laboratory. His personal commitment has contributed to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology in Gdansk.
Grzegorz Węgrzyn, Professor
Professor at the University of Gdansk. In the course of his career there, he has occupied a number of various positions, including the Head of the Department of Molecular Biology and Vice Chancellor of Science at the University of Gdansk. He is a member-correspondent of the Polish Academy of Science (PAN), member of the Committee of Biochemistry and Biophysics, as well as Biotechnology Committee at the Polish Academy of Science (PAN). He has sponsored a total of 31 PhDs. His scientific output includes over 250 original papers and reviews with the number of citations of over 2500 with a Hirsch Index of 21.
His areas of academic interest in the scope of genetics and molecular biotechnology are as follows: the use of bacteriophage and plasmid systems for expression of recombinant genes, new methods for detection of pathogenic bacteria and viruses, the development of new therapies for inherited metabolic diseases and new microbial systems for the determination of mutagenic environmental pollutants.
Ryszard Andruszkiewicz, Professor
Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biochemistry, Gdansk University of Technology. One skilled in the art of pharmacology.
Rafał Dziadziuszko, Professor
Assistant Professor of Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy, Medical University of Gdansk, university teacher and lecturer. Specialist in the field of radiation oncology and medical oncology, an expert in cancers of the chest, medical biology and medical statistics.
Andrzej Składanowski, Professor
Professor of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Biochemistry, Gdansk University of Technology.
Bogusław Szewczyk, Professor
Professor of the Department of Recombinant Vaccines at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology.