Biocentrum Ochota (www.biocentrumochota.gov.pl)
In January 2008, the initiative of six research institutes operating in Ochota Campus in Warsaw, started the scientificactivities of the Biocentrum Ochota Consortium of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The founders and members of the Consortium are:
1. Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics PAN
2. Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAN
3. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAN
4. Mossakowski Medical Research Centre PAN
5. Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAN
6. International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
The basic principle behind Biocentrum Ochota is the concentration and use of considerable scientific potential, represented by a large group of experts working in these six institutes, for the preparation of large-scale research projects that go beyond the capabilities of the activity of individual units. The implementation of such projects will overlap with the statutory research area of the institutes based on the subjects of biology, medicine and bioengineering.
The experts from the Institutes comprising Biocentrum Ochota are specialists renowned on the national and international arena. This is evidenced by broad scientific cooperation with Polish and foreign research centers and by numerous invitations to participate in projects, symposia, conferences and publications and by the volume of scientific output.
Researchers at Biocentrum Ochota have also received many awards at home and abroad, including the most prestigious awards for scientific achievements, awarded annually by the Foundation for Polish Science.