Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering: Bujnicki Laboratory

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Janusz Bujnicki,
PhD, Professor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees:
2009 Professor of Biological Sciences, nomination by the President of the Republic of Poland
2005 DSc Habil in Biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
2001 PhD in Biology, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Poland
1998 MSc in Microbiology, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Poland


Professional Experience:
2002 - Present Head, Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering, IIMCB
2006 - Present Visiting Associate Professor, Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
2004-2006 Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics Laboratory, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
2001-2002 Group Leader, Molecular Evolution Research Group, Laboratory of Bioinformatics, IIMCB
2001 Visiting Scientist, Computational Biology Branch, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA (with Dr. E.V. Koonin)
1999-2000 Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Laboratory, IIMCB (with Dr. L. Rychlewski)
1998-2000 Senior Research Assistant, Molecular Biology Research Program, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA (with Dr. L.C. Lutter)

Professional Affiliations:
• Scientific Policy Committee – advisory body of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education (selected in 2014, chairman 04-09.2015)
• Scientific Committee of the Innovative Medicines Initiative, member (selected in 2013)
• Science Europe, Life, Environmental and Geo Sciences (LEGS) Scientific Committee, member (selected in 2013)
• Science Promotion Council, Polish Academy of Sciences, RUN-PAN (2013-2015)
• Academy of Young Scientists, Polish Academy of Sciences, AMU-PAN (elected in 2011)
• Committee for Evolutionary and Theoretical Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences (elected member, 2008-2011, 2011-2014)
• Committee for Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (ex officio AMU-PAN member, 2011-2014)
• Polish Society for Bioinformatics, PTBI (founding member, vice-president 2007-2010, president 2011-2013)
• RNA Society (member, 2007-)
• Society of Bioinformatics in Northern Europe, SocBiN (board member, 2004-)
• International Society for Computational Biology, ISCB (member, 2001-)
• Executive Editor, Nucleic Acids Research (2013-)

International awards:
2010 ERC Starting Grant (2011-2015) – first ERC Starting Grant in biological sciences awarded for a proposal from Poland
2006 Young Researcher Award in Structural and Evolutionary Biology of the Visegrad Group Academies of Sciences
2003-2005 EMBO & HHMI Young Investigator Programme Award

National awards:
2014 Award of the Polish National Research Center (NCN) – 1 awardee per year in Life Sciences (for researchers under 40)
2014 MISTRZ Award from the Foundation for Polish Science – 8 awardees per 4 years in Life and Geo Sciences
2014 Award of the Prime Minister for Outstanding Research Achievements – 6 awardees in all disciplines of science in 2014
2014 Selected as one of “25 leaders for the next 25 years” by “Teraz Polska” magazine of the Polish Promotional Emblem Foundation
2014 Award of the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta
2013 Won the national plebiscite “Poles with Verve” in in the Science category
2013 Award of the Polish Genetics Society (coauthor in the best Polish genetics-related publication in 2012)
2012 Award of the Ministry of Science for Outstanding Research Achievements
2011, 2013, 2014 Adam Mickiewicz University Rector Special Award for Top Performance in Publishing High Impact Research Articles
2009 Award of the Ministry of Science for Research Achievements (Individual work)
2009 Fellowship for Outstanding Young Scientists (Ministry of Science, Republic of Poland)
2008 Adam Mickiewicz University Rector Award for Research Achievement (Individual work)
2007 Adam Mickiewicz University Rector Award for Research Achievement (Team work)
2006 Award of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland for the D.Habil thesis
2003, 2004 Fellowship for Young Scientists from the Foundation for Polish Science
2002 Award of the Polish Genetics Society (first author of the best Polish genetics-related publication in 2001)
2001 Award of Sigma-Aldritch and the Polish Biochemical Society (sole author of the best Polish publication on nucleic acid biochemistry in 2000)

Bibliography & citations (as of 2015.06.15)
• Total number of articles in English is 285 (265 peer-reviewed articles in international journals, 19 book chapters and commentaries/white papers), and 2 edited books. Additionally 4 review articles or book chapters in Polish. Two international patent applications. The most up to date list is available at http://iimcb.genesilico.pl/publications.htm.
• Citations according to Scopus, as of 2015.06.15: [Bujnicki-J]: 278 articles, Sum of the times cited (excluding self-citations): 5166, h-index (excl. self-citations): 35

Supervision of junior scientists (2002.06.01-2015.06.15)
• 23 defended BSc/Eng theses
• 48 defended M.Sc. theses
• 27 defended Ph.D. theses
• 10 postdoctoral researchers