Jerzy Duszynski - Curriculum Vitae#

Degrees and titles:

  • 1971 – graduated from the Warsaw University
  • 1975 – was granted the degree of doctor (Ph.D.) in biological sciences at the Nencki Institute
  • 1983 – was granted Doctor of Sciences degree (habilitation) at the Nencki Institute
  • 1993 – was granted the title of professor by the President of the Republic of Poland
  • 2007 – elected to Polish Academy of Sciences

Academic internships:

1976,1978, 1992 the USA (3 years in the laboratories of J.R. Williamson, Pennsylvania University, Philadelphia and K.F. LaNoue, PennState Univ., Hershey); 1985-1986, France (1 year in the laboratory of P.V. Vignais, Nucleaire Centre, Grenoble); numerous short-term internships in the laboratories of J.M. Tager (Amsterdam), W. Kunz (Magdeburg), F. Palmieri (Bari), J.P. Mazat (Bourdeaux), V.P. Skulachev (Moscow).

Scientific publications:

The scientific publications that I have co-authored have been jointly quoted more than 1800 times; 4 of them have been quoted more than 100 times.

Positions and functions at national and international institutions:
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of European J. Biochemistry (1987-1996)
  • Member of Scientific Committees of four European Bieoenergetics Conferences
  • Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the FEBS Congress, Warsaw, 2004
  • Coordinator of the Project of the European Union Centre of Excellence BRAINS
  • Member of FEBS Publication Committee (2003- 2006)
  • National delegate to BioMedSciences European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (2005 – 2008);
  • Chairman of the Research Infrastructure Group at Ministry of Science and Higher Education (term of office: 2006- 2009)
  • Chairman of the Council of Directors of PAN Institutions (term of office: 2007- 2010)
  • Member of the section P04 KBN for Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics (twice in the capacity of the chairman of the section)
  • Member of the management of the Polish Molecular and Cellular Biology Network UNESCO/PAN (currently the network coordinator)
  • Member of the Scientific Councils of a number of other PAN institutions
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Chairman of the Warsaw division of the Polish Biochemical Society (1998- 2006)
  • Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2008 – 2009)
  • Dean of Biological and Agricultural Section of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2010- 2014)

Activity in the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology:
  • Member of Scientific Council since 1990 (Secretary in the years 1990-1992)
  • Chairman of Scientific Council (1996-2001)
  • Head of the Laboratory of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes (1997–present)
  • Head of Department of Cellular Biochemistry (1998-2002)
  • Director (2003-2008)
  • Coordinator of the Centre of Excellence BRAINS working under the 5th Framework Programme

Social activity:
  • Chairman of the Committee for the Reform of the National Curriculum for Biology at Ministry of National Education (1990-2001)
  • Co-author of a series of secondary school textbooks
  • Author of numerous press articles popularizing modern science
  • Leader of Solidarność at the Nencki Institute (1980-1985)
  • Member and Chairman of the Town Council in Podkowa Leśna (1989-1993)
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