The tradition of the International Colloquiums on Graphs and Optimization called GO Conferences is to organize them to acknowledge the excellent researchers from the field of Mathematics and Computer Science. This year GO X Conference was organized to celebrate birthdays of three excellent researcher, one of them was prof. J. Blazewicz, who is the head of our Bioinformatics Group.We are presenting 2 movies from this event:the presentation of prof. M. Szachniuk about prof. J. Blazewicz,the song dedicated to prof. J. Blazewicz created by Switzerland teamWe would like to congratulate prof. Blazewicz and wish him many more successes!

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
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...
  • 9th Symposium of the Polish Bioinformatics Society
    28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016 , Bialystok (Poland)
    9th Symposium of the Polish Bioinformatics Society
  • RNA 2017
    13 June 2017 - 17 June 2017 , Prague (Czech Republic)
    The 22nd Annual Meeting of the RNA Society