trigger a FP7 EU collaborative project, periodontal pathogens as etiologic factor in RA, CVD and COPD and their impact on treatment strategies.
Jagiellonian University

Jagiellonian University
Gołębia 24, Kraków, Poland ‎ +48 12 422 10 33


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Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland (UJ)

The Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University is a leading scientific institution in Poland in the field of the bioresearch with outstanding worldwide reputation. In 2000 the Faculty received the EC grant as the Centre of Excellence. Since 2001 the Faculty is housed in a state-of-art well- equipped building. The Faculty has 13 research groups organised as departments, including the Microbiology Department lead by Prof. J. Potempa. The department consists of 11 permanent staff members, several PhD students and occupies 350 m2 of laboratory space organized into 4 different laboratories, including very modern cell microbiology, virology and molecular microbiology laboratories. Laboratories are outfitted with a variety of state-or- art equipment necessary to successfully carry out the project. Prof. Potempa and his group have a long term experience and proven expertise in basic and applied enzymology and cell biology with a recent keen interest in the role of bacterial proteolytic activity in pathogen interaction with the host using murine models of bone loss and chamber infection. This is justified by more than 160 publications related to periodontal diseases alone.

Team Members:

Jan Potempa, Prof.

Joanna Koziel, PhD

Malgorzata Benedyk, PhD

Magdalena Kisielewska

Danuta Bryzek, M.Sc

Danuta Mizgalska, PhD

Aneta Sroka, Lab Technician

Borys Szmigielski

Magdalena Widziołek, M.Sc

Mirek Ksiązek, M.Sc