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The Polish Journal of Microbiology (PJM), founded in 1952 as Acta Microbiologica, is a broad-based international microbiological journal covering: general microbiology, bacterial physiology, molecular biology and genetics, virology, clinical microbiology, environmental microbiology, and biotechnology.
The Polish Journal of Microbiology publishes mainly original research articles, including short communications, minireviews, book reviews, and press releases. The PJM is now an information exchange platform for authors who publish research findings and reviews on the latest developments in the field of microbiology.
The Polish Society of Microbiologists issues the Polish Journal of Microbiology. The origin of microbiology in Poland goes back to the XIX century. Professor Odo Bujwid (1857-1942) – was the first Polish bacteriologist, who graduated from the University of Warsaw and gained experience in Berlin working with Robert Koch, and in Paris at the Ludwik Pasteur Institute.
Polish Society of Microbiologists (PSM), formerly the Polish Society of Microbiologists and Epidemiologists, was established in Warsaw on October 31, 1927, at the First Congress of Polish microbiologists. The same year, PSM became a co-founder of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), formerly the International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS). In 1974 PSM also became a co-founder of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), and from 2005 PSM is a member of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Currently, PSM aims to promote the development of microbiological sciences and popularize microbiology achievements among the Society's members and the broad public. PSM organizes congresses, scientific meetings, courses and lectures, and competitions of scientific papers..
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The origin of microbiology in Poland goes back to the XIX century. Professor Odo Feliks Kazimierz Bujwid (1857-1942) – was the first Polish bacteriologist, who graduated from the University of Warsaw and gained experience in Berlin working with Robert Koch, and in Paris at the Ludwik Pasteur Institute.
Polish Society of Microbiologists (PSM), formerly Polish Society of Microbiologists and Epidemiologists, was established in Warsaw on October 31, 1927 at the first Congress of Polish microbiologists. Professor Zygmunt Szymanowski was elected the first President of PSM. The same year, PSM became cofounder of International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), formerly International Association of Microbiological Societies (IAMS). In 1974 PSM also became cofounder of Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and from 2005 PSM is a member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID).
Within 90 years of activity, 28 Congresses of PSM were organized and 16 professors were elected as Presidents of PSM. At present, about 900 ordinary members and 19 honorary members, associated in 14 PSM branches all over Poland, belong to the Society. Besides, five companies active in the microbiological area support PSM as supporting members.
Currently, the aim of PSM is the same since its very beginnings: to promote the development of microbiological sciences and to popularize the achievements of microbiology among the Society's members and the broad public. PSM organizes congresses, scientific meetings, courses and lectures as well as competitions of scientific papers. Two quarterly journals, the Polish Journal of Microbiology and the Advances in Microbiology are issued by PSM. The Society formulates opinions on the conditions and needs of Polish microbiology and applies in these cases to the state authorities; cooperates with related associations in the country and abroad.
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Prof. Elzbieta Anna Trafny - Biomedical Engineering Center, Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Agata Budkowska - Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Hanna Dahn - Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Toruń, Poland
Estera Dey - Chemistry Department, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Jarosław Dziadek - Institute of Medical Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland
Waleria Hryniewicz - National Medicines Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Katarzyna Jagusztyn-Krynicka - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Donovan P. Kelly - School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Teresa Lagergård - The Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Biomedicine, Göteborg University, Göteborg
Wanda Małek - Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, M. Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland
Zdzisław Markiewicz - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Andrzej Piekarowicz - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Barbara Różalska - Institute of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz, Poland
Stanisława Tylweska-Wierzbanowska - National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene, Warszawa, Poland
Torkel Wadström - Department of Clinical Microbiology, Labmedicine Skåne, Lund, Sweden
Mirosława Włodarczyk - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
Krystyna I. Wolska - Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
†Geoffrey Schild (Potters, Bar, UK)
Adam Guśpiel - National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland
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