Welcome at the website of Department of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (Drewniak & Dziewit research group) of the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw! We are working in several fields of microbiology, including: environmental microbiology; microbial biotechnology and bioremediation; microbial genomics and metagenomics; bioinformatics.

We specialize in: molecular and physiological analyses of extremophilic bacteria (with special focus on cold-active and metallotolerant bacteria); the biology of mobile genetic elements of bacteria; environmental virology; antibiotics and heavy metals resistance, metabolism and transformation; the development of novel biotechnologies using microorganisms (e.g. in biogas production and bioremediation).

New PhD students in the group

We would like to welcome our new PhD students:
– Anna Rokowska, Karol Ciuchcinski and Mikolaj Wolacewicz – under the supervision of Lukasz Dziewit and Przemyslaw Decewicz
– Mikolaj Iwan and Zuzanna Ruszkowska – under the supervision of Lukasz Drewniak
– Marcin Malkowski – under the supervision of Andrzej Dziembowski and Tomasz Kaminski
Good to have you on board!!!

(29 June 2022)

Full professorship for Lukasz Drewniak and Lukasz Dziewit

Lukasz Drewniak and Lukasz Dziewit just got nominations to full professors!!! Huge achievement!!!

(14 June 2022)

PhD for Mikolaj Dziurzynski

And another great PhD defense in our department. Congrats to Mikolaj, great presentation, great work!!!

(13 June 2022)

PhD for Adrian Gorecki

Adrian Gorecki successfully defended his PhD thesis with honors. Congrats to Adrian, great job, huge achievement!!!

(09 May 2022)

Polish Ministry of Education and Science fellowship for Karol Ciuchcinski, Klaudia Staskiewicz and Mikolaj Wolacewicz,

Kraol, Klaudia and Mikolaj received Ministry of Education and Science fellowship for the best MSc students in Poland. Congratulations!!!

(01 April 2022)

UOTT grants for Marcin Musialowski and Michal Styczynski

Marcin (“Development of liquid organic bio-fertilizers, enriched with bacterial metabolites, intended to promote plant growth”) and Michal (“Active at low temperatures, microbial bio-fertilizer enriched with homogentisic acid polymer. A modern agent for year-round prophylaxis of plants and soil”) research grants received funding from the University of Warsaw Technology Transfer Center (UOTT UW). Great achievements!!!

(09 March 2022)

Bekker NAWA fellowship for Przemyslaw Decewicz

Przemyslaw Decewicz received Bekker Fellowship for his 1-year post-doc in Prof. Robert Edwards group at Flinders University in Australia. Congrats!!!

(21 December 2021)

EMBO Long-term fellowship for Mikolaj Dziurzynski

Mikolaj Dziurzynski received EMBO Longterm Fellowship for his 2-year post-doc in Dr. Marco Fondi group at University of Florence (Italy). Congrats!!!

(13 December 2021)

JPI AMR grant for Lukasz Dziewit

Our project PhageLand “Phage treatment and wetland technology as intervention strategy to prevent dissemination of antibiotic resistance in surface waters” received funding. It will be coordinated by C. Borrego (Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain) and includes collaborators from University of Warsaw (L. Dziewit), Warsaw University of Life Sciences (M. Grzesiuk-Bieniek), KU Leuven (R. Lavigne), Quadram Institute Bioscience (E. Adriaenssens), Delft University of Technology (D. Weissbrodt) and Nicolae Testemitanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy (A. Ferdohleb).

(30 November 2021)

OPUS grants for Lukasz Dziewit and Tomasz Kaminski

We received two OPUS projects:

Project “Role of extracellular DNA, generated during communal wastes treatment, in dissemination of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes in aquatic ecosystems”. Lukasz Dziewit is a coordinator of the consortium which includes research groups from AGH University of Science and Technology (T. Bajda) and Warsaw University of Life Sciences (M. Grzesiuk-Bieniek).

Project “Benchmarking human tissue culture systems that mimic the tumor microenvironment” coordinated by M. Nees from Medical University of Lublin. Tomasz Kaminski is a partner in this project along with the research group from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences (M. Tabaka).

(26 November 2021)