The Institute carries out its mission in three fields: scientific research, innovation and education. In the field of scientific research, the mission of the Institute is to strive for excellence in basic and translational research, in biology and biomedical sciences, and to disseminate the knowledge, which can be applied to the needs of society in the context of improving the quality of life. The mission of supporting innovation is realized through the development of the Innovative Platform of the Nencki Institute, which provides support for research conducted in cooperation with business and technology transfer. The educational mission of the Institute is conducted through the multi-directional training of young scientists within the framework of its own doctoral program, the Warsaw-4-PhD Doctoral School, the Interdisciplinary Tri-Bio-Chem Doctoral Studies and the International PhD Program in Biomedical Research – Bio4Med.
and assistant professors
In terms of research potential, the Nencki Institute is one of the leading Polish scientific institutions. The Committee for the Evaluation of Scientific Units of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education has qualified the Institute to the A+ category, which includes the Institutes with the highest scientific potential. Focusing on high quality of conducted research combined with the introduction of innovation support strategy results in a constant increase in publications and the number of inventions covered by domestic and foreign patents.
The number of grant projects is also regularly increasing, and in terms of effectiveness in obtaining external funds for scientific research from national and European sources, the Nencki Institute is at the forefront of Polish research centers.
The scientific staff of the Institute constantly improves their qualifications, as evidenced by the number of degrees and titles awarded annually (18 doctoral degrees, 3 habilitated doctors and 3 full professors were awarded in 2018).
The Nencki Institute is one of the oldest non-university research institutions in Poland. It was established in Warsaw, in 1918, by the Warsaw Scientific Society, on the initiative of the collaborators and students of Professor Marceli Nencki - an outstanding Polish chemist, doctor and physiologist, considered to be one of the founders of modern biochemistry. The Institute's vigorous scientific activity was interrupted by the Second World War, during which it was completely destroyed, and most of its employees died. After the war, the Nencki Institute was temporarily located in Łódź. The transfer to its newly built headquarters in Warsaw, at 3 Pasteura Street, began in 1953, and The Institut is still operating at this address today.