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INSTITUTE OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

  • molecular biology, genetics and physiology of model eucaryotic yeast organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • biology of molecular cellular response to stress, including the mechanism of resistance to arsenic and antimony
  • regulation of gene expression under stress
  • mechanisms of detecting and transmitting stress signals
  • mechanisms of regulating cell cycle and DNA reparation under stress
  • plant morphogenesis
  • formation of transient patterns in plant ontogenesis
  • hormonal and genetic regulation of vascular tissue differentiation
  • apical meristem structure
  • symplastic isolation and connection
  • epigenetic control of morphogenesis and phenotypic plasticity of plants
  • regulation of mineral nitrogen forms assimilation
  • identification and profile of membrane proteins involved in mineral absorption and detoxification processes in plant cells under abiotic stress
  • impact of heavy metals on plants
  • comparative myogenesis
  • cytological oogenesis and ovary structures of invertebrates, including: ovary organisation (comparative research); structure, functions, and mechanisms of gamete clusters formation; mechanisms of follicular epithelium differentiation in insect ovaries; ova organisation in arachnids.

INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY

  • ecology, systematics, phylogeography, cytogenetics and etiology of fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals
  • practical aspects of endangered species conservation, primarily including amphibians and reptiles
  • field studies
  • behavioural ecology
  • biology, ecology and conservation of selected bird and bat species
  • natural history
  • faunistics
  • conservation biology
  • evolution of land vertebrate groups of the Neogene and Quaternary Period of Poland and Central and Eastern Europe
  • paleoecology and the history of animal distribution
  • macro- and micromorphology of bone remains
  • fossil DNA of Quaternary vertebrates
  • research on phylogenesis, systematics and zoogeography of invertebrates, primarily insects
  • theoretical aspects of Eukaryota cell evolution
  • morphology and sequence of preimaginal stages
  • hybridisation experiments testing species status and affinity of described taxons
  • conservation biology and nature conservation
  • diversity and structure of plant communities
  • distribution, biology, ecology and taxonomy of selected plant, lichen, slime mold, bryophyte and fungus groups
  • creating and implementing innovative methods in nature and environmental conservation

INSTITUTE OF GENETICS AND MICROBIOLOGY

  • photodynamic inactivation of bacterial strains
  • liposomy in treating infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria strains
  • transmission of drug-resistance genes from Klebsiella pneumoniae to Salmonella sp.
  • drug-resistance in bacteria strains research
  • phage therapy
  • environmental monitoring of hematophagic arthropods
  • ecology of ticks and pathogens they transmit
  • biological monitoring of mosquitoes
  • GIS techniques in mapping environmental data
  • biophysics, physical chemistry and biochemistry of cell membranes
  • protein-lipid interactions in natural and model cell membrane structures
  • structure, properties and applications of lipid aggregates
  • genetics and physiology of yeasts
  • structural and functional analysis of new genes and their products
  • molecular mechanisms of eucaryotic cell resistance to inhibitors
  • biological activity of metal chemical compounds in seeking new fungicides
  • heterologous expression of alien genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast cells
  • role of Gram-negative bacteria surface structures in determining their sensitivity to bactericidal action of the complement system
  • molecular mimicry
  • production of bio/nanocomposites
  • application of polymer materials modified with nanoparticles
  • bacteria surface structures as factors modulating the effectiveness of cytolytic action of serum
  • biology and taxonomy of helminths
  • parasite monitoring of the environment
  • environmental conditions for parasitoses
  • immunological and ecological aspects of parasite-host interacions
  • role of small rodents in parasite circulation in the environment
  • microbiological methods in health care and environmental conservation

CHAIR OF HUMAN BIOLOGY

  • prehistoric populations research
  • biological and cultural aspects of human behaviour
  • clinical anthropology
  • growth and maturation of children and adolescents depending on environmental variables

CHAIR OF BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTIONARY TAXONOMY

  • systematics and taxonomy of invertebrates, primarily arthropods
  • morphology of insect preimaginal stages
  • faunistics and zoogeography of arthropods
  • research on biodiversity of protected areas or areas of outstanding natural beauty

CHAIR OF ECOLOGY, BIOGEOCHEMISTRY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

  • biogeochemistry of trace elements
  • chemical ecology of aquatic and terrestial plants
  • bioindication of chemical contamination in the environment
  • ecological basics of rare and endangered plant conservation
  • mathematical description of ecological phenomena
  • actions in environmental conservation

CHAIR OF MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROBIOLOGY

  • macromolecular organisation of cancer energy metabolism
  • apoptosis and cell cycle regulation by glycolysis and glycogenesis enzymes
  • modulation of GABAergic and glutaminergic synaptic currents transmission
  • modulation of synaptic plasticity by astroglia cells

LABORATORY OF FOREST BIOLOGY

  • research on forest biology with primary focus on primeval fragments of the Białowieża Forest
  • field observations of processes taking place in forests
  • research on the ecology, behaviour and evolution of forest organisms

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

  • ornithology, ichtyology, entomology
  • malacology
  • collecting and documenting plant and animal collections
  • nature conservation
  • phytosociology
  • ecology of macroscopic fungi

BOTANICAL GARDEN

  • tissue cultures
  • active plant conservation
  • new varieties of decorative plants