The Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS) is an important research center for genetic and molecular studies of various crop
The mission of IPG PAS is to carry out research within the area of biological and agricultural sciences, with special regard tothe field of genetics and genomic of plants, as well as to promote results of these research while meeting all highest standards.
Apart from university centers, IPG PAS is the only scientific instutite in Poland that works on the genetics of plants. Its reserach area covers genetics, cytogenetics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, biotechnology, in vitro cultures, plant resistance to stresses as well as biometry and bioinformatics in crops and model plants.
The Institute is authorized to grant scientific degrees: doctor and habilitation degree in the field of agricutural sciences , in the agronomy discipline.
In 1994 the Barbacki Award was established in the Institute to promote research excellence in plant genetics among young researchers. The Award is granted every year.
In January 2014, the Institute was awarded the "HR Excellence in Research" logo by the European Commission to honor the compliance of The European Charter for Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers .
The Institute holds the only one in Poland ERA Chairs project - BIO-TALENT (The Creation of the Department of Integrative Plant Biology) submitted under FP7-ERAChairs-Pilot Call-2013 to upgrade, stimulate, unlock, develop and extend the research potential of the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences through the creation of an excellent, international and interdisciplinary research Department of Integrative Plant Biology. More information available on the site www.biotalentu.eu.