Professor Marta Miączyńska has been selected for the position of the Director of the IIMCB and with this nomination, she has begun her second term for years 2022-2026. Professor Marta Miączyńska has been chosen in an international competition and on the recommendation of the International Advisory Board. She was appointed to this position by the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, prof. Jerzy Duszyński.

Professor Marta Miączyńska graduated from Jagiellonian University. She received her PhD degree in genetics at the University of Vienna (1997). Later on, she obtained her post-doctoral title (2008), and became a professor in 2013. In 2013-2015 she served as a deputy director at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw.

Professor Miączyńska’s biological research focuses on the molecular mechanisms integrating membrane transport, in particular endocytosis, with intracellular signalling pathways. She discovered e.g. a distinct population of early endosomes in the cell, so called APPL endosomes. Moreover, together with her group, she characterized the role of endosomes as signaling platforms for the receptors of growth factors and cytokines.

She is a co-author of over 60 publications cited more than 3000 times. She received fellowships from Austrian Science Fund, Human Frontier Science Program Organization, and L’Oreal Poland for Women in Science.

During her scientific career, she has obtained numerous prestigious grants. She has been the head of projects funded by British Wellcome Trust, American Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Polish-Swiss Research Programme, National Science Center, Foundation for Polish Science, Max Planck Society, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She has participated in various grants committees, including European Research Council. She has been a Council member of the National Science Center (2016 – 2018), a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, a member of European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) as well as Academia Europaea.