Division V: Medical Sciences


Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy

disciplines: biology, medical sciences, medical biology
fields of activity: genetic factors behind immunological processes and their molecular and cellular foundations • mechanisms affecting the immune response of the organism in neoplastic processes • mechanisms of stimulating and inhibiting the immune response through biogenic and synthetic compounds • the role of humoral and cellular immunity in the pathogenesis of selected infections • mechanisms regulating the immune response • human leukocyte antigens • factors affecting the success of organ and tissue transplants • phage therapy

The merge of Anthropology Unit in Wrocław into Lidwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy

We would like to inform that by the resolution of the Polish Academy of Sciences’ Presiding Board of May 17th, 2016, Anthropology Unit in Wrocław has been integrated into the Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroclaw. The merge is effective as of 1st,July 2016. The above mentioned resolution may be found at: https://instytucja.pan.pl/images/2016/Uchwały/u-39.pdf

Based on the resolution all property, liabilities and receivables of Anthropology Unit in Wroclaw have been transferred into the Institute. Also all scientific staff, including 8 people, will continue their work in fame of the Institute.

Institute of Human Genetics

disciplines: medical biology, medicine, medical sciences
fields of activity: human genetics • gene structure, functions, and expression in single-gene and multifactorial genetic disorders • genetic mechanisms and factors underlying classical genetic diseases, selected cancers, autoimmune diseases, and infertility • the structure and function of nucleic acids in genetic disorders • molecular and cytogenetic investigations of genetic disorders • mutagenesis and carcinogenesis with genetic susceptibility to cancer • immunogenetic aspects of neoplastic diseases, autoimmune diseases, and infections • genetic testing in infertility • mechanisms of the pathophysiology of reproduction

Institute of Medical Biology

disciplines: medical biology, chemical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medical sciences
fields of activity: biomedical studies with a focus on fundamental molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological processes and medical biotechnology

Institute of Pharmacology

disciplines: biology, medical biology, pharmaceutical sciences, medical sciences
fields of activity: mechanisms of action of psychotropic drugs (antidepressants, anxiolytics, neuroleptics) • adaptive changes in the central nervous system after repeated use of neurotropic and psychotropic drugs • experimental models of depression, schizophrenia, and Parkinson’s disease • pharmacological and molecular aspects of drug addiction • the role of endogenous systems and opioid receptors in nociceptive processes • the pharmacology of excitatory amino acids • the pharmacology of serotonin receptors • mechanisms of aging-associated movement disorders (Parkinson’s disease) • the impact of selected steroid hormones on the functional condition of the central nervous system • pharmacological and neurochemical aspects of tremor phenomena • pharmacokinetics and metabolism of psychotropic drugs – pharmacokinetic interactions • synthesis of new chemical connections of potential serotonin receptor ligands • endogenous substances as neuroprotective and anti-addictive agents • isolation and identification of biologically active compounds from plants

Mossakowski Medical Research Centre

disciplines: medical biology, medicine, medical sciences
fields of activity: neural, humoral, and immunological mechanisms regulating the functional, metabolic, and structural homeostasis of the organism in healthy state and under selected pathological conditions • experimental surgery • tissue immunology • pharmacology and experimental therapeutics for brain disorders • clinical trials for neurological diseases involving volunteers and patients