Janusz Bujnicki#


Janusz Bujnicki
Email:iamb 'at' genesilico.pl
Membership Number:4760
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:POLAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:jbujnicki
Elected:2018
Homepage: http://iimcb.genesilico.pl


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002 - present Professor and head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland (100% appointment, rolling tenure)
  • 2006 Visiting professor, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland (25% appointment)
  • 2010 - 2011 Deputy director (1 year rolling position), International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2008, Visiting professor (sabbatical), University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 2004 - 2006 Assistant professor, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
  • 2001 Visiting Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM, NIH, Bethesda, USA
  • 2000 - 2001 Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Unit, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1998 - 2000 Senior Research Assistant, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Bioinformatics & computational biology
  • Molecular modeling
  • Structural biology
  • RNA modification & epitranscriptomics
  • Molecular evolution
  • Science-for-policy and policy-for-science advice

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Elected as EMBO member
  • 2016 Elected as a member to Polish Academy of Sciences – (youngest /41/ member of the Academy in 2016)
  • 2016 Crystal Brussels Sprout – special award of the Polish National Contact Point of the EU
  • 2014 Award of the Polish National Research Center (NCN) – 1 awardee per year in Life Sciences (for researchers under 40)
  • 2014 Award of the Prime Minister for Outstanding Research Achievements – 6 awardees in all disciplines of science in 2014
  • 2014 Selected as one of “25 leaders for the next 25 years” by “Teraz Polska” magazine (Polish Promotional Emblem Foundation)
  • 2014 Award of the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta from the President of the Republic of Poland
  • 2013 Won the first national plebiscite “Poles with Verve” in in the Science category
  • 2012 Award of the Ministry of Science for Outstanding Research Achievements
  • 2010 ERC Starting Grant (2011-2015) – first ERC Starting Grant in biological sciences awarded for a proposal from Poland
  • 2009 Award of the Ministry of Science for Research Achievements (Individual work)
  • 2009 Fellowship for Outstanding Young Scientists (Ministry of Science, Republic of Poland)
  • 2006 Young Researcher Award in Structural and Evolutionary Biology of the Visegrad Group Academies of Sciences
  • 2006 Award of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland for the Habilitation thesis
  • 2003 EMBO & HHMI Young Investigator Programme Award

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