IIMCB - International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB) is a publicly funded independent research entity in Poland. IIMCB is the only Polish research institute created upon an international agreement between UNESCO and the Government of the Republic of Poland (1996) and a dedicated Parliamentary Bill (1997) that both secure the Institute’s special status and independence.

IIMCB’s mission is to support ambitious scientists of any nationality, driven by passion to pursue frontier research that aims to make a difference for society. IIMCB staff follows the principles of scientific freedom, integrity, and responsibility. IIMCB helps researchers develop their careers through training and mentoring at all levels, and encourages collaborations among them. The Institute provides efficient administrative support that enables scientists to focus on their research.

IIMCB scientists conduct high-quality research in the broad field of molecular and cell biology and biomedical studies focused on the pathogenesis of civilization diseases in order to search for new therapeutic solutions. IIMCB is recognized for its studies in structural biology, protein engineering, bioinformatics, RNA biology, genomics, cell biology, neurobiology and neurodegeneration. IIMCB has repeatedly demonstrated its ability to carry out scientifically and organisationally challenging projects and to implement new research topics, models and technologies. The most important successes of the Institute's scientists include publications in leading scientific journals and obtaining prestigious foreign and domestic grants.

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB)

4 Trojdena Street - 02-709 Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland
Marta Miączyńska

"IIMCB strives for constant development towards excellence in research for the benefit of society. We are honoured to join the EU-LIFE alliance sharing the same values and to speak with one voice on issues related to the European science policies, to work on improving the quality of research and to share and draw on our mutual experience."

Professor Marta Miączyńska, Director of the IIMCB

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