The award for outstanding scientific achievements granted to Marta Szachniuk

For many years, Division IV of Technical Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences has followed a tradition to recognize the outstanding achievements of young scientist with several Awards related to various fields of technology. This year, one of the six Awards has been given to prof. Marta Szachniuk for computational methods to recognize and model RNA 3D structures.

EURO WG CBBM 2018 Conference is coming!

EURO WG 2018 Conference on Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine which is co-organized by our team will be held in Instanbul, Turkey on 4th – 8th August 2018. More information you can find on the conference website

The Best MSc Thesis Awards of the PTBI for Melania Nowicka and Piotr Żurkowski

Melania Nowicka won the Polish Bioinformatics Society Award for the best master thesis in bioinformatics defended in 2016. Title of his thesis is "Optymalizacja użycia par kodonów w projektowaniu syntetycznych otwartych ramek odczytu". Her supervisor was dr. Marcin Radom. Moreover, another student, Piotr Żurkowski received a distinction for his thesis "DNA de novo assembly algorithm with repetition sensitive graph traversal". His supervisor was dr. Aleksandra Świercz.
About us
The Bioinformatics Group established by prof. Jacek Błażewicz started to evolve in the second half of 90's in the Laboratory of Algorithm Design and Programming Systems within the Institute of Computing Science of the Poznan University of Technology. Today, it collects also researchers from the Laboratory of BioinformaticsInstitute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Joint work of the two Institutes has resulted in a number of projects, publications and patents. Recent participation in a structural grant and formal establishment of the European Center for Bioinformatics and Genomics (ECBiG) has pointed out the importance of this cooperation and strengthened the research potential of the group.

The main areas of our research are:
DNA sequencing and assembling (including design of algorithms for the NGS sequencers);
protein structure analysis;
RNA structure analysis and prediction (including automatic tertiary structure prediction tool);
- nanotechnology and DNA computing;

Our group is involved in creation and conducting both undergraduate and graduate studies in Bioinformatics, being a common project of two leading Poznan universities: Adam Mickiewicz University and Poznan University of Technology. The studies offer modern teaching program with courses covering wide areas of biology and computer science, and - first of all - the typically bioinformatics issues.

Students of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computing Science of Poznan University of Technology have the opportunity to participate in bioinformatics lectures and classes. This one-semester course introduces basic notions and issues from bioinformatics and molecular biology, and explains classical algorithms from this area. Laboratory classes enable students to invent and implement their own bioinformatics algorithms solving simple problems.
Upcoming events show all...
  • Zastosowanie sieci Petriego do modelowania i analizy wpływu interleukiny 18 na miażdżycę
    27 November 2017 09:00 - 10:00 , Instytutu Chemii Bioorganicznej PAN ul. Noskowskiego 12/14, 61-704 Poznań s. 312
  • Metody heurystyczne w kontekście poznawania genomu
    23 January 2018 11:30 - 12:30 , Centrum-Wykladowo Konferencyjne PP, ul. Piotrowo 2, s. 8
    Author: Aleksandra Swiercz