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Warsaw’s International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology Joins Prestigious EU-LIFE consortium

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The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw has joined the EU-LIFE consortium of leading research institutes in the field of life sciences, becoming the first Polish institution in the group and the 14th member of the consortium.

The EU-LIFE Board of Directors decided that the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology met the admission criteria perfectly and fitted into the EU-LIFE activity as an independent institute recognized both in Poland and abroad as a result of promoting scientific excellence and developing the best research practices.

EU-LIFE is a consortium of leading European life sciences research institutes which conduct high-quality research and actively share knowledge and support the development of talent. They include the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC, Germany), the Research Center for Molecular Medicine at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (CeMM, Austria), and The Babraham Institute (Babraham, United Kingdom).

Since its establishment, EU-LIFE has been an important participant in European science policy and the broadly understood political dialogue of EU countries. It is active in European research and innovation programmes, in particular for the European Research Area and the 'Horizon Europe' programme being prepared for 2021-2027.

In a press release, EU-LIFE’s Chair Rene Medema said: “We are pleased to welcome a partner that actively shares our values, our commitment to excellence in research, and is engaged to act as an open and constructive member of the EU-LIFE alliance.”

According to Professor Marta Miączyńska, Director of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, thanks to the participation of the institute in EU-LIFE activities, it will be possible to speak with one voice on issues related to European science policies, work together on improving the quality of research and share and draw on mutual experience. She said: “Joining the EU-LIFE alliance will help and inspire us in an exciting phase of growth of our institution.”

The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (founded in 1999) is the only Polish public research institution established under an international agreement between UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Poland. 

The institute's mission is to support ambitious scientists of all nationalities who, driven by passion, conduct the highest quality research aimed at broadly understood social development. The Institute conducts research in the field of bioinformatics, protein engineering, structural biology, cell biology, neurobiology, neurodegeneration and genomics of development.

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