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).

OPUS grant for Lukasz Drewniak

Lukasz Drewniak received a new grant entitled: “Management of fly ashes – microbiological degradation of unburned coal”. Lukasz Drewniak is a coordinator of the consortium, which includes also a research group from Lublin Univeristy of Technology (W. Franus)

(06 December 2022)

PhD for Michal Styczynski

Excellent end of the year with third great PhD defense in our department. Congrats to Michal for his nice biotechnologically-orientated work!!!

(06 December 2022)

New PI – Pawel Sikorski – in DEMB

We welcome Pawel Sikorski – a new PI in our Department. Pawel is the RNA expert and he will set his own group very soon. We are very happy to have Pawel on board.

06 September 2022

FEMS fellowship for Klaudia Debiec-Andrzejewska

Klaudia Debiec-Andrzejewska received a FEMS Research and Training Grant which enables her 3-month research stay at University of Turin (Italy) at Prof. Michela Schiavon group. Good luck Klaudia during your abroad mission!!!

06 September 2022

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)