General information

The Institute of Plant Genetics PAS is an important research center functioning for more than 60 years within the area of biological and agricultural sciences, with special regard to the field of genetics and genomics of crop and model plants. The mission of IPG PAS is to conduct and promote research meeting all highest standards.

The Institute’s staff participates actively in interdisciplinary national and international cooperation with leading institutions/groups, integrating its research with national environment and the ERA. The scientists undertake new challenges of basic research, develop innovative methods to solve emerging problems (including those due to climate changes), disseminate obtained results, to support sustainable agriculture.

The IPG PAS strives to strengthen and promote its research potential, to be internationally competitive. The Institute obtained two ERA Chair grants: BIO-TALENT (The Creation of the Department of Integrative Plant Biology, FP7-ERA Chairs-Pilot Call-2013), the first ERA Chair project in Poland, and NANOPLANT (The Creation of the Department of Plant Nanotechnology, H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-04). A number of other international and national projects have been also realized, like ongoing EPPN2020 (European Plant Phenotyping Network 2020, H2020-INFRAIA-2016-1) and INCREASE (Intelligent Collections of Food Legumes Genetic Resources for European Agrofood Systems, H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.).

The Institute promotes education of young researchers, running doctoral studies. In 1994 the Stefan Barbacki National Award for young scientists was established, granted annually.

In January 2014, the Institute was awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo by the European Commission.

Discipline: agriculture and horticulture

Fields of activity

  • genetics, cytogenetics, genomics
  • phenotyping, phenomics
  • plant resistance
  • metabolomics
  • biotechnology
  • biometry and bioinformatics
  • integrative plant biology