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Jerzy Duszyński elected as the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences

On the 19th of March Professor Jerzy Duszyński was elected as the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) is a Polish state learning institution established in 1952 which is composed of both national and foreign members. Its functioning is based on elected corporation of top scholars and research institutions. The main aims of PAN are to develop, promote, integrate, and popularize the science, and to contribute to the development of education.

Jerzy Duszyński is a current member of IRB Barcelona’s Board of Trustees and head of the Laboratory of the Bioenergetics and Biomembranes at the Nencki Institute. In 2008-2009 he was Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Donald Tusk’s government. Prof. Duszyński is an expert in the field of energy metabolism and molecular basis of mitochondrial diseases and neurodegenerative disorders.

Read more here about nomination for the position and here about his laboratory.