Welcome2: About

The Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IARFR PAS) is carrying out interdisciplinary research on the environmental impacts on the well-being of humans and animals. The EU-funded WELCOME2 project will upgrade the Institute’s research potential and ensure its full participation in the European Research Area (ERA).

Through the project, a researcher with high leadership skills – ERA Chair holder – and research group will be permanently employed at IARFR PAS to lead interdisciplinary research that will lay the groundwork for a Centre of Excellence in Nutrigenomics.

The overall goal of the project is in line with regional and national smart specialisations as well as the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges, Horizon Europe’s Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness.


Attracting high quality human resources under the direction of an outstanding researcher and research manager.

Structural changes for reinforcement of a proficient execution of European Charter & Code of Conduct on a sustainable basis.

Structural changes for effective research management and administration.

Structural changes to achieve excellence on a sustainable basis to fully capitalise on ERA.

Structural changes to advance IARFR science as a public good.

Enhancing IARFR visibility among regional, national and European stakeholders.