The team of IIMCB Directors, researchers and administrators were active participants of the Envisioning the research centres of the future Conference organized for the 10th EU-LIFE Anniversary in Lisbon, Portugal, June 6-7, 2023.  

The Conference created a vibrant and interactive space for exchanging ideas and discussions about how to be better researchers, more creative, proactive, sustainable, compassionate, inclusive, equitable and happy. It gathered scientific community, including researchers and scientific leaders, science administrators and policy makers, to dream up the ideal research places of the future.

During panel discussions Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski, Head of Laboratory of RNA Biology-ERA Chairs Group talked about the role of creativity in science, whereas Prof. Janusz Bujnicki, Head of Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering, gave a talk on how to be productive in the research world. Dr. Małgorzata Figiel provided conclusions to the audience from the discussions on creativity. IIMCB also presented two posters: “Centre of Excellence in RNA and Cell Biology – IIMCB of the future” co-authored by Dr. Iwona PileckaDorota LibiszowskaMarcin Ogonowski and Alexia Danylow, and „Scientific excellence has no gender: IIMCB’s activities on gender equality, diversity & inclusion”, co-authored by Agnieszka Faliszewska, Katarzyna Fiedorowicz and Dr. Urszula-Białek Wyrzykowska.

The conference was preceded by the EU-LIFE Community Meeting. It took place at the hosting Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Oeiras, where representatives of EU-LIFE institutes met to discuss issues in particular Working Groups.

EU-LIFE is an alliance of independent research institutes whose mission is to support and strengthen European research excellence. EU-LIFE members include leading research institutes that are internationally renowned for producing excellent research, widely transferring knowledge, and nurturing talent. Since its founding in 2013, EU-LIFE has become a stakeholder in science policy development, participating regularly in the European science policy dialogue. IIMCB became the first Polish member of the EULIFE alliance in 2020. As a member of EU-LIFE, IIMCB is working with 14 other institutes toward achieving and maintaining excellence in the life sciences, emphasizing quality and responsible science and highlighting issues that are related to European science policies.


The gender-themed poster includes acknowledgements to the MOSaIC project.