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Center of Oncology - Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Institute, Branch in Gliwice, is the second largest medical research institute in Poland. The scientific staff of the Institute comprises more than 120 researchers, including 30 professors and about 80 PhD or MD/PhD researchers. The scientists are specialists in modern oncology, molecular and cell biology, radiobiology, nuclear medicine, medical physics and bioinformatics. The research staff is well recognized on the Polish and international research maps being involved in many aspects of basic, translational and clinical research in oncology since early 1950s. In 2004, the Research Division of the Institute was awarded the title of “National Center of Excellence” by the Polish Ministry of Science.
Our multidisciplinary research groups cooperate closely with a team of mathematicians and computer scientists from the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. The Institute is involved in graduate programs offered by local universities: the Silesian University in Katowice, the Silesian Medical University and the Silesian University of Technology. Most recent join-venture of these universities and the Institute is the BIOPHARMA, a regional initiative funded from EU resources. In a frame of this project several up-to-date experimental platforms such as a state-of-the-art microscopy platform, nude mice facility, DNA microarray and genome sequencing facility, high-resolution NMR platform and mass spectrometry proteomic platform were built and refined in the Institute. Our Institute co-operate with several world-leading cancer research centers, including German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (we are member of the MDACC Sister Institution Network).