- Biocentrum Ochota
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 PAS
2. Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAS
3. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS
4. Mossakowski Medical Research Centre PAS
5. Institute of Fundamental Technological Research PAS
6. International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw
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 unification of expertise in each Institute will also aid the acquisition of grants, including European Union grants under the Innovative Economy and the European Social Fund, the Human Capital Operational Programme, which allows more significant results in research to be achieved.
Biocentrum Ochota obtained EU funds not only for research projects, but also to expand the team of researchers.
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.