Instytut Biologii Medycznej PAN

Team Leader


Professor Jarosław Dziadek

I received most of my academic education at the University of Łódź. There, I earned M.Sc. degree in microbiology in 1990, PhD degree in 1993, Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice (habilitation) in 1999 and I was appointed to a professorship in 2008. I have been a Head of Laboratory at Institute of Medical Biology (IBM PAN, former Centre of Microbiology and Virology) since 2002. In 2009 I have been appointed as Vice- Director of IBM PAN and since 2013 I have been its Director.


During my PhD program, supervised by Professor Adam Jaworski, I investigated the processes of biotransformation of sterols of fast growing mycobacteria. After completion of the PhD program I worked at the laboratory of dr Yoshikatsu Murooka (Dept. of Fermentation Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan) as a JSPS Fellow (1994 –1995). I investigated metabolism of steroids in Arthrobacter. I returned to Poland to Professor Jaworski lab at the Centre of Microbiology and Virology, where I studied mobile elements in respect to diagnostics and epidemiology of tubercle bacilli (1993-1999). In 1999 I moved to dr Malini Rajagopalan lab (Dept. of Biochemistry, University of Texas, Health Centre at Tyler, Texas, U.S.A.) as a Fulbright fellow (first 9 months), where I worked until 2002. My research in dr Rajagopalan's lab focused on mycobacterial cell division. After returning to Poland I established my own lab with primary focus on the processes of DNA repair, cell division, cholesterol metabolism, and cell wall biosynthesis with respect to the pathogenesis of tuberculosis. I have been the leader of several research projects founded by different national and international agencies, for over €10 million in total. I have published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed microbiology journals. I supervised more than 20 M.Sc. and 11 Ph.D. projects.