The Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Science (IPG PAS) is an important research center for biological and agricultural sciences, with special regard to the field of genetics and genomics of crops 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 institutes/ groups, integrating its research with national research environment and the ERA. The scientists undertake new challenges of basic research, develop innovative methods in order to solve emerging problems, including those due to climate changes, disseminate obtained results, support sustainable agriculture. The Institute has good scientific facilities for conducting laboratory and field tests.
The IPG PAS strives to strengthen and promote its research potential to be internationally competitive. The Institute held ERA Chair project BIO-TALENT (The Creation of the Department of Integrative Plant Biology), the first ERA Chair project in Poland, FP7-ERA Chairs-Pilot Call-2013, and now realising the second project NANOPLANT (The Creation of the Department of Plant Nanotechnology), H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-04. A number of other international and national projects are ongoing.
The Institute promotes education of young researchers within its International Doctoral Studies and Poznań Doctoral School of the Institutes of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1994 the Stefan Barbacki National Award was established to promote research excellence in plant genetics among young researchers. The Award is granted annually.
In January 2014, the Institute was awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo by the European Commission.