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).
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)
Michal received a Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Short-term Fellowship. He will spend 2 months at Prof. Roderich Süssmuth lab at Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) identifying secondary metabolites produced by Antarctic bacteria. Congratulations to Michal!!!
(02 February 2020)
Witold Uhrynowski successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congrats to Witek from all of us!!!
(28 January 2020)
Krzysztof Poszytek successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations for Krzysztof from the whole team!!!
(23 January 2020)
Adrian received EMBO Short-Term Fellowship and he will spend 3 months at Prof. Celia Manaia lab at Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal).
(06 December 2019)
Anna Ciok successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations for Anna from the whole team!!!
(16 September 2019)
Mikolaj received a Council of Managers of National Antarctic Program (COMNAP) Antarctic Fellowship 2019 and Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) Short-term Fellowship. Now, he will spend 4 months at Dr. Marco Fondi lab at University of Florence (Italy) learning in silico metabolic modeling. Congratulations !!!
(30 July 2019)
Our research grant entitled “Fly ashes as the precursors of functionalized materials for applications in environmental engineering, civil engineering and agriculture” received funding from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) in the TEAM-NET program. We will conduct this project in a collaboration with Lublin University of Technology and AGH University of Science and Technology.
(16 April 2019)
Klaudia Debiec-Andrzejewska successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congratulations for Dr Debiec-Andrzejewska from the whole team!!!
(14 January 2019)
Anna and Aleksandra received Ministry of Science and Higher Education fellowships for the best PhD students and best MSc students in Poland, respectively. Congratulations!!!
(19 December 2018)