The University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre (CNBCh UW) is a research facility located on the “Ochota” Campus. The CNBCh UW is dedicated to scientists conducting advanced research of great scientific importance, whose results are used in the development of new technologies in the fields of energetics, analytics, pharmaceuticals, medicine, biotechnology, new materials, conservation of environment and cultural heritage. The CNBCh UW gathers the most talented young researchers, as well as experienced scientists from diverse disciplines.
The CNBCh UW is the result of the CENT III (www.cent3.uw.edu.pl) project, which consisted of two parts: construction works and the purchase of necessary research equipment. CNBCh UW building provides 21 032 m2 of floor area, including laboratories fitted with state-of-the art research equipment. The CNBCh UW project was financed by the Operational Programme Innovative Economy, Priority II. R&D Infrastructure. Measure 2.1. Support for development of research infrastructure of scientific entities. The total cost of this project is over 294 million Polish zlotys. Thanks to European Union funds, the CNBCh UW is one of the most modern research facilities in Europe.
The establishment of the CNBCh UW was part of the program of modernization and extension of life science faculty infrastructure on the „Ochota” Campus.
The CNBCh UW was founded by the Rector of the University of Warsaw by virtue of a regulation from the 30th of May 2012. The opening ceremony took place on 22nd of March 2013.
As an interfaculty organizational unit, the CNBCh UW provides a collaborative platform for scientists from the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry of the University of Warsaw. The CNBCh UW is managed by the Director, supervised by the Scientific Council of the CNBCh UW. The Council defines operational aims, plans and manages the CNBCh UW (in consultation with the authorities of the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry) and evaluates their realization in the Centre.
Scientific Council of the CNBCh UW
- prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Spalik – President of the Council (F.Biol)
- prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Mostowska (F.Biol)
- prof. dr hab. Michał Kozakiewicz (F.Biol)
- prof. dr hab. Renata Bilewicz (F.Chem)
- dr hab. Zbigniew Rogulski (F.Chem)
- dr hab. Andrzej Kudelski, prof. UW (F.Chem)
- prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Dobrzyń and prof. dr hab. Andrzej Lewenstam – Rector’s representatives associated with R&D business sector
Chcielibyśmy, żeby Centrum Nauk Biologiczno-Chemicznych było przede wszystkim platformą współpracy między różnymi jednostkami, nie tylko uniwersyteckimi. Będzie to miejsce, do którego będzie mógł przyjść każdy, kto ma interesujący pomysł z dziedzin biologicznych, chemicznych czy pokrewnych. prof. Marcin Pałys, rektor UW, marzec 2013 r.