Scientist from two Gdansk universities awarded by the Foundation for Polish Science

fot. Magdalena Wiśniewska-Krasińska Archiwum FNP

Professor Krzysztof Liberek, head of the Department of Protein Biochemistry at the Inter-University Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk (GUMed), has won the Foundation for Polish Science award in the area of life sciences. It was awarded for demonstrating the role of chaperone proteins in recovering proteins from aggregates and coiling them into an active form. 

For the 32nd time, the Foundation for Polish Science awarded prizes for special scientific achievements and discoveries that push the boundaries of cognition and open new cognitive perspectives, make an outstanding contribution to the civilisational and cultural progress of our country and ensure Poland’s prominent place in tackling the most ambitious challenges of the contemporary world. 

Prof. Liberek is a pioneer in the field of molecular research on chaperone proteins. He is working on determining the molecular mechanism of cooperation between proteins involved in the recovery of active proteins from protein aggregates. 

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