Polish Science Day is a good opportunity to talk to Prof. Lukasz Albrecht - a chemist and Vice-Rector for Science. From the perspective of a researcher and representative of the authorities of Lodz University of Technology he says: we should remember that the term "Polish science" is a kind of abbreviation. There is, of course, science conducted in Poland and by Polish researchers, but we are part of global science. This gives incredible opportunities, but it is also a huge challenge, because our discoveries, solutions and achievements are verified globally.
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna are winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry. They were honoured for the ground-breaking discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 system, now widely used as a genomic editing tool that has revolutionized medicine. After the decision of the Nobel Committee had been announced, Charpentier noted that this success was possible thanks to, inter alia, dr. Krzysztof Chyliński, co-discoverer of the family of patents describing the use of CRISPR / Cas9.