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Vice-Rector for research

Prof. dr hab. Izabela Święcicka
tel. +48 85 745 79 00
e-mail: prorektor.nauka@uwb.edu.pl


Place of employment: University of Bialystok, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Department of Microbiology, Lectures on microbiology and microbial genetics

Education:
1987 magister (M.Sc.), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw, Branch in Bialystok
1999 doktor (Ph.D.), biological sciences, Institute of Biology, University of Bialystok
2009 doktor habilitowany (Post-doctoral degree), biological sciences, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw

Professional experience:
1987-1992 biology teacher in primary schools in Bialystok
1993-1995 senior technician, Department of Microbiology, University of Warsaw, Branch in Bialystok
1995-2000 Assistant, Department of Microbiology, University of Warsaw, Branch in Bialystok and the University of Bialystok
2000-2010 adiunkt (Assistant Professor), Department of Microbiology, University of Bialystok 
since 2010 profesor nadzwyczajny (Associate Professor), University of Bialystok

Positions:
since 2009  Head of the Department of Microbiology, University of Bialystok
since 2014  Head of the Laboratory of Applied Microbiology, University of Bialystok

Memberships:
since 2000 Polish Society of Microbiologists (Vice-President of the Podlasie Branch)
since 2007 Polish Fulbright Alumni Association
since 2011 Polish Alumni Association, U.S. State Department
since 2015 - member of the Life Sciences Commission, Polish Academy of Sciences Olsztyn and Białystok withoffice in Olsztyn Branch
2003-2004 Belgium Society for Microbiology
2007-2010 Society of Invertebrate Pathology
2010-2013 Member of the Board of the Eastern Center for Technology Transfer, University of Bialystok
2012-2016 Member of the Library Council, University of Bialystok

Scholarships:
Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission Scholarship
Scholarship of Polish Network for Cellular and Molecular Biology UNESCO/PAS

Research fellowships:
University of California, Riverside, USA
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Fraunhofer Institute, Leipzig, Germany
IBM Yorktown Heights, USA
Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin
National Veterinary Research Institute in Pulawy

Research interests:
Genetic aspects of the pathogenicity of selected species of bacteria
Genetic structure and phylogeny of environmental bacterial population
Alternative methods to combat bacteria

Academic achievements:
over 60 scientific publications
over 50 conference reports
one patent