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October
2015

Biomedical Research Center at WULS-SGGW

At Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the Biomedical Research Center was opened. The University has received a grant of 30 million PLN within the Regional Operational Programme for Mazowieckie Voivodeship 2014-2020. Innovative research crossing borders between veterinary and medicine will be conducted here.

The funding made it possible to establish a new laboratory of Horse Clinic, as well as to modernize the existing one and to purchase unique research equipment. This will enable the centre to conduct research on diseases and illnesses carrying risk to public health defined in broad terms. Research will be carried out on animals in compliance with all ethical standards. 

Modernization of existing and creation of new laboratories is also an opportunity for new specialized jobs. The university has gained unique scientific and research equipment. This is a step towards research in the field of clinical sciences and molecular biology. As a part of ongoing research projects, the center will conduct both basic research to address the current significant research problems in the field of biomedical, medical and veterinary sciences, as well as research on drugs, dietary supplements and feed additives for animals.

This grant of 30 million PLN means support of advanced research in veterinary medicine, biology and biotechnology, from which doctoral students, faculty staff and students of the research institution will benefit. "WULS-SGGW Biomedical Research Center is an excellent example of how research can be effectively used in the economy. In this case, the effect of scientific work carried out on animals could be used to treat a variety of diseases in humans, especially in the treatment of cancer." - said prof. dr hab. Alojzy Szymański, the Rector of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences during the opening ceremony of the Centre for Biomedical Research.

The Center for Biomedical Research consists of laboratories and working space at the highest level. Laboratory of Diagnostic Imaging will enable us to use the in vivo techniques, which make it possible to image the phenomena occurring in a body. Appropriate design and use of the purchased medical equipment makes our laboratory the most modern of its type in the world. In the Laboratory of Diagnostic Imaging, the lab of tomography and magnetic resonance as well as imaging demo room was established.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Cell and Tissue Culture enriches the university equipment with cytogenetic microscopy technique that makes it possible to extend the research on the chromosomal level. Analysis with the use of in situ hybridization methods enables us to track the level of cytogenetic changes, which may underlie failures in fertilization and in maintenance of pregnancy.

Biotechnology Laboratory was equipped with devices to conduct research using the latest and the most advanced techniques of gametes and embryos biotechnology.

Nanotechnology and Nanoengineering Laboratory is designed for comprehensive testing of nanomaterials of the newest generation coming into contact with living organisms during unique model research on cell lines, strains of micro-organisms and laboratory animals. 

Electromyography Laboratory was established i.a. for biomedical research of an implementation character, where the animal models are also necessary for understanding how new drugs and biologically active ingredients work, e.g. food supplements and additives for animal feed. 

Within the 2007-2013 perspective of European Funds, the Warsaw University of Life Sciences has already received  a total of more than 42 million PLN, which allowed us for the extension of Veterinary Centre, gaining highly specialized research equipment and to create the  Cluster Innovation in Agribusiness.