Vice-Rector for Research

Vice-Rector for Research
Professor dr hab. Marian Binek

Marian Binek born on August 6th 1951 in Pińczów. He graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, where in 1976 he received the title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Binek was granted his Ph.D. Degree in 1981 and his postdoctoral habilitation degree in 1991. The Title of Professor of Veterinary Sciences was granted to him by the President of the Republic of Poland on the 21st  February 2005. In 2008, he was appointed full professor at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

Binek started his career in 1976 in the Department of Bacteriology of the Institute of Infectious and Invasive Diseases at the Faculty he graduated from and has worked there since. From 1997 to 2012, he held the position of the Head of the Department of Bacteriology and Molecular Biology. In 2000-2001, he was the Head of the Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, and in 2002 he served two terms as Dean for Science and International Relations. He was the Dean for the term of 2008-2012 and 2012-2016. He was also the coordinator of the Ph.D. programme "Infectious diseases, microbiology and parasitology" (in 2000-2004 and 2001-2005). In 1999-2002, professor Binek was the Dean's Attorney for Expansion of the Department of Veterinary Medicine in Ursynów. He is a member of the Academic Senate, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on structure and articles of association, the Member of the Committee for Financial Affairs, the Chairman of the Court of Honour. He participates in the work of the Rector Commissions: Commission for Economic affairs and Investment and Commission for Development of the University.

Professor Binek been has had numerous scientific internship in Poland and abroad, i.a. in the National Institute of Hygiene in Warsaw, Medical University of Białystok, University of Medical Sciences in Białystok, Medical University of Gdańsk, Military Centre for Scientific Research of Veterinary Service in Puławy, Institute of Microbiology, Tierärztliche Hochschule in Hannover, Germany (1983), the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, USA (1987-1989). He conducted training in veterinary microbiological diagnostics at veterinary diagnostic station in Ngaoundéré in Cameroon (1984) and the National Centre for Agricultural Development near Havana, Cuba (1986).

Academic achievements of Prof. Dr. hab. Marian Binek include more than 200 publications, from which there are 100 original creative works published in recognized Polish and international scientific journals indexed by JSR. His research focuses on the mechanisms of pathogenicity of intestinal bacteria and pathogenesis of diseases caused by them; the development of intestinal microflora in animals and the ways these processes can be controlled, as well as the development of laboratory methods for diagnozing infectious diseases in animals. He supervised 8 doctoral candidates in veterinary science on their way to the degree, taught classes in the form of lectures and seminars in microbiology at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, including programmes for English-speaking international students and at the Faculty of Animal Sciences. He is the co-editor and the author of the 2-volume academic textbook "Zarys klinicznej bakteriologii weterynaryjnej” ("The outline of clinical veterinary bacteriology")  (WULS-SGGW 2004) and the author of chapters in " Mikrobiologia lekarska" ("Medical Microbiology"), edited by Peter B. Heczko, Marty Wróblewska and Agata Pietrzyk (PZWL 2014). Since 2000, Professor Binek is an elected member of the Committee of Microbiology of Polish Academy of Sciences, and in 2003 he was selected to the Committee of Veterinary Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2004 he was entrusted, by election, the function of the Vice-President of the Board of the Polish Society of Microbiologists (PTM), and in 2009 the function of the Vice-President of the Board of the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences.

In 2013, Professor Binek became the president of the Polish Society of Veterinary Sciences. In 2004, he was appointed by the Polish Centre for Accreditation as a technical auditor in the process of accreditation of laboratories. In 2014, he was elected as a member of the ExCom, the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), representing 7 regional groups (Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary). He was distinguished with many awards of the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Technology and of the Rector of the University of Life Sciences.
Professor Binek was also distinguished with the Gold Cross of Merit, the Medal of the National Education Commission, the badge "Distinguished for Agriculture" and Honorary "Merit for WULS-SGGW." He is married and has two adult children, who are graduates of WULS-SGGW, and a grandson Ignacy.