The Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS) is pleased to announce that the General Assembly of the Academy held in Warsaw on 19 March 2015 elected Professor Jerzy Duszyński as the President of the Academy for 2015-2018 term of office. On 9 April 2015 Prof. Jerzy Duszyński was formally appointed by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.
Prof. Jerzy Duszyński, corresponding member of the Academy, is a leading Polish biochemist specialising in energy metabolism and molecular basis of mitochondrial diseases and neurodegenerative disorders. He is closely associated with the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw. In the years 2008-2009 he performed the function of the Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In the years 2011-2014 he served as the Dean of the Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Jerzy Duszyński is a member of numerous international organisations and of editorial boards of leading scientific journals.
Vice-Presidents of the Academy will be elected at its next General Assembly to be held on 23 April 2015.