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Maj Institute of Pharmacology, PAS


Name: Maj Institute of Pharmacology, PAS

Address: ul. Smętna 12, 31-343, Kraków, Poland



The Maj Institute of Pharmacology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IP PAS) in Kraków is  over 60-year leading scientific unit in Poland, specializing in neuropsychopharmacology. The research focuses mainly on the brain disorders for which the search for innovative therapeutic strategies and biomarkers is the priority. Nowadays, IP PAS, with excellent educational environment, modern infrastructure and broad spectrum of research technics, enables interdisciplinary studies at multiple and high quality levels. More than 150 passionate and creative scientific experts, working collaboratively with the world's academic leaders, provide new knowledge and innovations that deepen our understanding of the brain function and transform our daily lives. The IP PAS is very successful in attracting funding for scientific research from national and foreign sources. The IP PAS is authorized to award scientific degrees of doctor and habilitated doctor in medical and health sciences. In cooperation with Springer publishing company, the institute issues the scientific journal Pharmacological Reports.

Disciplines: medicine, pharmacy

Fields of activity

drug development, medicinal chemistry,  molecular biology, neurobiology, neurochemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry

Latest achievements:

The IP PAS handles 16 national and international patents, which encompasses such areas as schizophrenia, neuropathic pain, novel metabotropic receptor ligands and their functional activity. For the last 2 years our researchers published over 350 scientific articles in the JCR-listed journals with the high impact factor. Publications devoted to such issues as depression, substance use disorder, obesity, schizophrenia, stress disorders,  Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disorder, eco- and neurotoxicology, pain, phytochemistry and development of new drug candidates. 

Research facilities : laboratories/animal house facility/botanical garden, etc. 

Contact person:

Professor Dr. Małgorzata Filip
Vice-Director for Scientific Affairs
(+48 12) 662 33 16