The main goal of BioCEN is to educate the public and to popularize biology in Poland. Many presentations and workshops, lectures, seminars, are organized for secondary school students, their teachers and any other interested groups. It aims to improve the society’s understanding of biology and its role. For many years the Nencki Institute has been organizing one-day workshops for teachers from all over Poland. Workshop participants had an opportunity to learn about recent developments in biology, discuss various issues in the area of psychology or medicine and meet the authors of biology textbooks In 2006 the Science Festival School was awarded by the Polish Press Agency and The Ministry of Science and Higher Education the title of the 2006 Science Popularizer. It was also rewarded for its dissemination activities in 2004-2006 by the Polish Society of Genetics. In 2010 the Polish Ministry of National Education recognized the BioCEN as the “Talent Discovery Zone”. Nencki is proud to be a part of such valuable undertaking.