The Horizon2020-funded WELCOME2 project will upgrade the research potential of the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research PAS and ensure its full participation in the European Research Area. Through the project, a researcher with high leadership skills - ERA Chair holder - and his/her scientific group will be recruited to lead interdisciplinary research that will lay the groundwork for a Centre of Excellence in Nutrigenomics.more
WELCOME2-driven research will focus on the application of omics technologies to life sciences, particularly nutrigenomics, to investigate the effects of food and food constituents on gene expression in human and animal, and how genetic variations may affect development of diet-related diseases. These studies will nurture integration of IARFR’s food and reproductive biology research lines and further advance its current omics-based research to optimise health and well-being.more >
Prof. Carsten Carlberg is a world-class biochemist in the area of research on vitamin D. He is the leader of ERA Chair international research group that will lay basis for creation of an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence exploiting the tools of nutrigenomics to assess the impact of nutrition on the genetic predisposition to diet-related diseases.
Dr. Marianna Raczyk graduated from Warsaw University of Life Sciences investigating the physicochemical quality and oxidative stability of linseed and camelina cold-pressed oils from retail outlets. She continued her research career in the Department of Food Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis at Poznań University of Life Sciences.
Natalia Zawrotna completed her bachelor’s degree in medical biology, the engineering degree in chemical and process engineering at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, while her master’s degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Warsaw. Her main research interest focuses on epigenetics, how genes are regulated and how this is related to the chromatin structure.
Maciej Rybinski graduated in animal molecular biotechnology from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn. His master’s thesis dealt with the analysis of bacterial communities from Antarctica. Exploiting bioinformatics tools such as the Qiime2 platform, he performed taxonomic analysis based on the 16S RNA gene.
Ranjini Ghosh Dastidar completed her Bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Delhi, India, focusing mainly on genetics and evolutionary Biology. She then proceeded to pursue her master’s degree in computational and integrative sciences, specialising in computational biology, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India.
IARFR PAS is a Leading National Research Centre that brings together interdisciplinary research to investigate the mechanisms of environmental impact on health and well-being of humans and animals. We are the Centre of Excellence in "Knowledge Transfer, Research and Education in FOOD & HEALTH for Central and Eastern Europe - CENEXFOOD" and the Centre of Excellence in “Biotechniques and biotechnology in designing new strategies for reproduction control and protection of human and animal health – BIOANIREP”. IARFR PAS belongs to EIT Food Knowledge and Innovation Community, a Europe's leading food innovation initiative that delivers tools to accelerate innovation around the food value chain.