Center for Biocrystallographic Research, Poznan
Head: Professor Mariusz Jaskolski
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.
We were the Central European mirror site of the Internet course in Principles
of Protein Structure, run from Birkbeck College, London.
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.
For a number of years, CBB functioned as a TID Centre
of the European BioXHIT Project.
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: June 9, 2019 (MJ)