Center for Biocrystallographic Research, Poznan

Head: Professor Mariusz Jaskolski , Ph.D.

Special Issue of Postepy Biochemii (Advances in Biochemistry) dedicated to Dr. Alexander Wlodawer

MultiPole-2 - May 10-13, 2015

Dedication of Laue Memorial Plate

The Center for Biocrystallographic Research in Poznan, which is affiliated with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, was opened in June 1994. It is the first protein crystallography laboratory in Poland and the second in central-Eastern Europe. It was created through a joint initiative of the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry (the "bio" part) and the Department of Crystallography, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznan (the "crystallography" part) and was funded by the Foundation for Polish Science.

Our center is fully equipped with modern facilities for crystallization, X-ray data collection and processing, and has excellent computer facilities networked to Poznan Metropolitan Supercomputer Center. Our mission is to be a center of integration for the Polish and central-European structural biology community.

About the Center


Family tree of macromolecular crystallographers

Watch The Braggs Legacy, a movie from Diamond (by Vimeo)

Watch Paul Peter Ewald recount the beginnings of X-ray crystallography





Principles of Protein Structure

We were the Central European mirror site of the Internet course in Principles of Protein Structure, run from Birkbeck College, London.
Information about the current course, future opportunities and possible help with funding, especially for potential students from east-central Europe, is also available here.
Note: The course material is now password-protected. You can still, however, review an old edition of the course.

Training, Implementation and Dissemination (TID) Centre

For a number of years, CBB functioned as a TID Centre of the European BioXHIT Project.

Useful Links

These pages were originally marked up by Dr. Clare Sansom while on sabbatical from Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, UK.

Last update: November 20, 2019 (MJ)