FNP Beneficiaries among NCBR leaders

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It is our pleasure to report that the winners in the fourth edition of the LIDER programme, whose list the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) announced recently, include the following FNP beneficiaries:

  • Joanna Ortyl, PhD Eng., from the Cracow University of Technology (a beneficiary of the VENTURES programme, edition 3/2009), who will receive almost 1.2 million zlotys for the project “Organic-inorganic luminescent molecular chemical sensors as a tool for online and offline monitoring and control of photopolymerization processes in the production of polymer films”,
  • Dawid Nidzworski from the University of Gdańsk (a beneficiary of the VENTURES programme, edition 5/2010), who will be able to use funding of 1.2 million zlotys to carry out the project “Edible vaccine protecting poultry from influenza viruses”,
  • Krzysztof Fic, PhD Eng., from the Poznań University of Technology (a beneficiary of the VENTURES programme, edition 6/2010), who will receive almost 900,000 zlotys for the project “Electrochemical capacitor with high energy and power density operating in conjugated redox couple solutions”,

  • Joanna Grzyb, PhD, from the Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences (a beneficiary of the HOMING PLUS programme, edition 1/2010), who will receive 1.2 million zlotys for the project “Optimization of protein-semiconductor systems with a view to sensor applications”,

  • Anna Czarnecka, PhD, from the Military Institute of Medicine (a beneficiary of the START 2011 programme), who will receive 1.2 million zlotys for the project “Biomimetic cultures as an innovative tool for preclinical testing of new drugs”,

  • Elżbieta Jastrzębska, PhD Eng., from the Warsaw University of Technology (a beneficiary of the START 2012 programme), whose grant of over 1 million zlotys will enable her to work on the project “Lab-on-a-chip microsystem for modelling and studying heart muscle cell growth”,

  • Szymon Pustelny, PhD, from Jagiellonian University’s Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science (a beneficiary of the START 2007, Start 2008 and KOLUMB 2011 programmes), who will receive almost 1.2 million zlotys for the project “New generation of atomic magnetometers for medicine and industry”.

The purpose of the LIDER programme is to help young researchers carry out innovative projects and gain experience in research team management. It is targeted at young researchers (up to 35 years of age) seeking to implement their own research project and improve their competence in building, running, and managing a research team. The programme also serves to stimulate cooperation between scientists and businesses through economically viable and implementable research and by encouraging mobility and exchange between research sectors, universities, and research units.

The programme’s fourth edition rewarded 41 young scientists, who will receive a total of as much as 43 million zlotys for their innovative projects. A complete list of the beneficiaries is available on the National Centre for Research and Development website.

Congratulations to all the beneficiaries.

Pictured: Dawid Nidzworski, a beneficiary of the VENTURES programme, photo by Michał Jędrak.