Vice-Rector for research and international cooperation

Prof. dr hab. Izabela Święcicka
tel. +48 85 745 79 00

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

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

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

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

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