Janusz Bujnicki

Keywords: bioinformatics, structural biology, proteins, RNA, enzymes, bionanotechnology, computer simulations

Websites:
Bujnicki laboratory website

Other IDs:
Scopus Author ID: 7007165509

Biography

Scientific degrees • 25.09.2009 –Professor of Biological Sciences, President of the Republic of Poland • 11.01.2005 - D.habil. in biochemistry, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. • 04.06.2001 - Ph.D. in bioinformatics, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Warsaw, Poland. • 16.06.1998 - M.Sc. in microbiology, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Warsaw, Poland. Professional experience Present: • 06/2002- : professor, head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Trojdena 4, 02-190 Warsaw, Poland (100% appointment) • 10/2006- : associate professor (extraordinarius), Bioinformatics Laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznan, Poland (currently 25% appointment) Past: • 06/2010-05/2011: deputy director, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (1 year rolling position) • 1-2/2008: visiting professor, University of Tokyo, Japan (sabbatical) • 10/2004-9/2006 : assistant professor (adjunct), Bioinformatics Laboratory, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland • 03/2002-05/2002: Acting head of the Laboratory of Bioinformatics at the IIMCB • 02/2001 - 02/2002: Group Leader, Laboratory of Bioinformatics, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland (with Dr. L Rychlewski) • 06-09/2001 Visiting Scientist, National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM, NIH, Bethesda, USA (with Dr. EV Koonin) • 12/1999 - 02/2001: Research Scientist, Bioinformatics Unit, IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland (with Dr. L Rychlewski) • 10/1998 - 07/2000: Senior Research Assistant, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA (with Dr. L.C. Lutter) Professional affiliations • 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) • EC Advisory Group on European Research Infrastructures including e-Infrastructures, member (selected in 2013) • Science Promotion Council, Polish Academy of Sciences, RUN-PAN (elected in 2013) • 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 (AMU-PAN member, 2011-2014) • Polish Society for Bioinformatics, PTBI (founding member, vice-president 2007-2010, president 2011-2013) • ELIXIR committee for building the bioinformatics training strategy and committee on global collaboration (member 2007-) • RNA Society (member, 2007-) • Society of Bioinformatics in Northern Europe, SocBiN (board member, 2004-) • International Society for Computational Biology, ISCB (member, 2001-) Editorial activities • Executive Editor, Nucleic Acids Research (2013-) • Series editor, Nucleic Acids and Molecular Biology (Springer Verlag, 2009-) • Deputy Section Editor, BMC Bioinformatics (2010-) • Editorial board member of: Nucleic Acids Research (2005-), Advances in Bioinformatics (2008-2011), Journal of Applied Genetics (2004-), the Database Journal (2008-), Journal of Nucleic Acids (2008-), Biology Direct (2013-)