Scientific Award of the City of Poznan for Tomasz Żok

Our PhD student, Tomasz Żok, has been awarded a Scientific Award for young researchers from Poznan's research units. Tomasz Żok has been rewarded for his outstanding research achievements in the field of structural bioinformatics of RNA molecules. Congratulations Tomek!

Bioinformatics and its role in today's world - TV interview

On 7th May in the "Rozmowy niedokończone" (ang. Unfinished talk) TV Trwam serie, Prof. Jacek Blazewicz and prof. Marta Szachniuk talked about bioinformatics and its role in today's world.The interview can be seen at

Merry Xmas & Happy NY!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from PUT Bioinformatics Group!
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...
  • RNA
    28 June 2016 - 02 July 2016 , Kyoto (Japan)
    The 21st Annual Meeting of the RNA Society
  • EURO 2016
    03 July 2016 - 06 July 2016 , Poznan (Poland)
    The 28th European Conference on Operational Research Abstract Submission Start 1 October 2015 Abstract Submission Deadline 1 March 2016 Notification of Acceptance 31 March 2016 Early Bird Registration/Payment Deadline 1 April 2016 Author Registration/Payment Deadline 15 April 2016 * Conference Start Date 3 July 2016 Welcome Reception 3 July 2016 Conference Dinner 5 July 2016 Conference End Date 6 July 2016
  • ALIFE 2016
    04 July 2016 - 08 July 2016 , Cancun, Mexico
    The Fifteenth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems