Welcome at the website of Department of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (Drewniak & Dziewit research group) of the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw! We are working in several fields of microbiology, including: environmental microbiology; microbial biotechnology and bioremediation; microbial genomics and metagenomics; bioinformatics.
We specialize in: molecular and physiological analyses of extremophilic bacteria (with special focus on cold-active and metallotolerant bacteria); the biology of mobile genetic elements of bacteria; environmental virology; antibiotics and heavy metals resistance, metabolism and transformation; the development of novel biotechnologies using microorganisms (e.g. in biogas production and bioremediation).
Our project INDEPTH received funding!!! We will analyze microbes in Arctic deep-sea habitats. We will implement reasech tasks in a collaboration with University of Gdansk (T. Kaczorowski), Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences and (W. Rypniewski) and University of Bergen (I. Steen).
(09 October 2021)
Maria research grant “Enrichment of acidophilic sulphur oxidizing bacteria for biological leaching of zinc and iron form slags” received funding from the University of Warsaw Technology Transfer Center (UOTT UW).
(19 July 2021)
Our group will be a partner in a interdisciplinary project entitled: “Linguistic and cultural diversity at the service of medicine – exploring traditional ethnic minority communities as potential super donors of the gut microbiota”. Leaders: Justyna Olko from Artes Liberales UW and Jaroslaw Bilinski from Medical University of Warsaw. Partners: Lukasz Dziewit, Anna Karnkowska and Julia Pawlowska from Faculty of Biology UW. Looking forward to this collaboration!!!
(11 June 2021)
Mikolaj received Ministry of Education and Science fellowship for the best MSc students in Poland. Good job!!! Congratulations!!!
(22 February 2021)
Michal Styczynski received NAWA PROM fellowship. He will spend 2 weeks in China, visiting company specializing in environmental protection. Congrats!!!
(29 January 2021)
Krzysztof Romaniuk successfully defended his PhD thesis with honours. Congrats to Krzysiek!!!
(27 November 2020)
Przemyslaw Decewicz successfully defended his PhD thesis with honours. Congrats to Przemek and welcome in a team as a postdoc!!!
(30 September 2020)
A great success of Klaudia Debiec-Andrzejewska from our group. She was awarded with a prestigious LIDER grant (NCBR). She will develop novel biofertilizers improving biological quality of soils.
(21 September 2020)
Klaudia received Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) START fellowship for her scientific achievements. As an additional award to this fellowship she will spend 1 month at Dr. Michela Schiavon lab at Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padova (Italy). Congratulations from our team!!!
(12 May 2020)
Members of our team (Lukasz Drewniak – as a leader, Martyna Ciezkowska, Lukasz Dziewit, Tomasz Krucon, Katarzyna Piatkowska, Krzysztof Poszytek and Witold Uhrynowski) won an award of the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education for the successful implementation of scientific works into industry. We are grateful for appreciating our efforts.
(19 February 2020)