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CNBCh- Biological and Chemical Research Centre

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University of Warsaw
Research Center

ul. Żwirki i Wigury 101
02-089 Warszawa


The University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre (CNBCh UW) serves as a centre for modern technologies by conducting scientific research that are strategically important for economic development of Poland. The CNBCh UW was established by the regulation of the Rector of the University of Warsaw on the 30th of May 2012 and it gathers the most talented young researchers, as well as experienced scientists from diverse disciplines who carry out innovative and interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology and chemistry. The mission of the center is to support the transfer of knowledge and technology into the economy, while strengthening collaboration between the University of Warsaw and the business sector.
Advanced research of the paramount scientific importance are carried out at the Centre that results enable further development of new technologies in the field of energetics, pharmaceutical analytics, medicines, biotechnology, protection of natural environment and cultural heritage. Scientific programs are dedicated to preparation of innovative solutions with practical implementation. Both new research infrastructure and highly specialized scientific personnel, guarantee that innovative studies are conducted at the world class level.

On the 18th of August 2014 CNBCh was granted an accreditation of the Polish Centre for Accreditation (AB 1525) for three laboratories: Expert Analytical Centre (LB1), Laboratory of Biogeochemistry and Environmental Conservation (LB2) and Laboratory of Structural and Physicochemical Research. Thanks to this, results obtained in the laboratories of the CNBCh UW are recognized in legally  regulated areas, and in EU countries.

Main Tasks:

- Creating conditions for the realization of research projects (basic and applied) for employees of the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry;

- Contributing to qualitative and quantitative improvement of research, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology and chemistry, and initiating new projects;

- Strengthening the collaboration between the University of Warsaw and the business sector;

- Supporting the transfer of knowledge and technology to the economy;

- Running specialized laboratories which provide their services to teams and research projects from the Faculties of Biology and Chemistry, other organizational units of the University of Warsaw and its external entities;

- Collaborating with the state and international research facilities;

- Organizing trainings in the framework of scientific fields explored at the CNBCh UW;

Apart from its research activity, the University of Warsaw Biological and Chemical Research Centre cooperates with external partners, offering them:

- Partnership in basic and applied research projects;

- Scientific collaboration with units from public and private sectors;

- Expert studies and commissioned research;

- Staff training for governmental and local-governmental units, and institutions form various sectors of economy,

- Rental of conference halls and seminar rooms,

- Supporting incubation of innovative enterprises with a biological-chemical (or related) profile.


CNBCh- Biological and Chemical Research Centre

CNBCh- Biological and Chemical Research Centre

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CNBCh UW includes the most up-to-date research equipment, among others:

X-ray Diffractometer System Agilent SuperNova, Atomic Force Microscoper Bruker dimension Icon, High Precision Mass Spectrometer Nu Instruments with Multi – Collector, Zeiss FIV-SEM Crossbeam Microscope, Transmission Electron Microscoper FEI Talos with EDS detector, Near Ambient Pressure X-Ray Photoelectron Spectromenter (NAP-XPS) CPEC, PET/SPECT/CT Carestream Albira imaging system for small animal research, Eckert and Ziegler Modular – Lab for radiopharmaceuticals synthesis, Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Fusion Mass Spectrometer, NMR Agilent 400MHz with autosampler, Activio-P11 Automated Peptide Synthesizer, Scribner Associated 850e Fuel Cell Test System,, UHPLC Agilent with Mass spectroscoopy detector and Orbitrap, Delta V Isotope Ratio Mass spectrometer, Potenstiostat/Galvanostat with impedance spectrometer 1260 A and adielectric module 1296 A Ametek 1287 A


CNBCh UW cooperate and provide services in the following areas:

 - Complex analysis of chemical and biological substances regarding their structure, content and properties (including measurements with accordance to PN-EN ISO/EIC 17025:2005 ensuring the acceptance of results in areas that are regulated by law);

- Establishing modern, efficient processes of organic synthesis; 

- Environmental analyses and expertise, including i./a.: mycological expertise, monitoring of water quality and biological diversity of the environment, vegetation inventory, creating maps and plans of environmental systems;

- Simulation of protein molecular dynamics, designing new drugs and testing their bio-distribution and metabolism using isotopic and optic imaging techniques

- Designing and establishing new detectors, bio-detectors and electrode materials, and performing precise electrochemical measurements,

 - Establishing new materials, research on new energy sources and methods of its storage (accumulators and batteries, fuel cells) and new methods of electro – trash recycling

- Testing the relationship between the biopolymer structure and its macroscopic properties, using physio chemically modified proteins as bionanomaterials

- Testing the physiochemical phenomena occurring at the borders of phases, testing the processes of catalysis and establishing unique catalyzers of chemical processes

- Radiochemical syntheses, including the enzymatic synthesis of aromatic and aliphatic amino acids and biogenic amines tagged with the hydrogen isotopes

 - Research on pyogenesis, evolution, biogeography and taxonomy of organisms and designing methods of molecular identification

- Providing incubational space for companies carrying out projects from the border between biology and chemistry

- Sharing the power of the computing cluster

- Renting conference and seminar rooms with full technical facilities

- Carrying out research and development projects funded by national and EU funds     

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