IGEM 2014 – success of Bioinformatics students

In the finals of IGEM 2014 in Boston, a team of Bioinformatics students: Krzynowek Weronika, Nowicka Melania, Rżosińska Katarzyna, Bartoszewicz Jakub earned a bronze medal in the software category.

IGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is an international competition of synthetic biology that is held each year since 2003.


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Ministry of Education award for Szymon Wąsik for his PhD dissertation

Szymon Wąsik, PhD, has been awarded by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for his PhD dissertation entitled “Bioinformatics Models and Algorithms of Viral Infections”. Congratulations!

More information can be found on a website of Ministry (Polish only).

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A competition organized by the Laboratory of Intelligent Decision Support Systems

Are you looking for new challenges? We’re looking for you! Create a prediction model, which will detect unwanted content in the service for announcements. The prize pool has reached 10 000 PLN and we also offer very attractive job positions for the best teams.

More details can be found in this document (in Polish) and on the website of the competition.

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A scientific project proposed by Szymon Wąsik has been awarded in LIDER contest

The National Centre for Research and Development announced the results of the Vth edition of the LIDER contest. The scientific project “Optilion – a platform for continuous evaluation of optimization algorithms” proposed by Szymon Wąsik has been granted funds in this competition. Congratulations!

The results are published here (Polish only).

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Professor Jan Węglarz became doctor honoris causa of Silesian University of Technology

It is our great pleasure to inform that professor Jan Węglarz became doctor honoris causa of Silesian University of Technology.

Professor Węglarz is well known specialist in the field of computer science and operational research. He created the fundamental theory of task scheduling and resource allocation problems. Professor is an author and coauthor of 17 monographs and almost 300 scientific papers in the most published worldwide journals.

Professor Jan Węglarz is director of Institute of Computing of Poznan University of Technology and plenipotentiary director of Intitute of Bioorganic Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences for Polish Supercomputing and Networking Center. He is also Polish representant in prestigous international computer science communities: EURO, IFORS and TERENA.

This is the eight doctor honoris causa title awarded to professor Węglarz, congratulations!

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Team from Poznan won international competition Hello World Open

Students and alumni of Faculty of Computing won in international competition Hello World Open!

Team Need for C formed by alumni and current students of our university: Tomasz Żurkowski, Piotr Żurkowski, Wojciech Jaśkowski taken 1st place in the competition, beating over 2500 teams from all around the world! The task of the participants was to implement an algorithm that controlled a remote car on a track.

More information about the competition can be found here.

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Miłosz Kadziński, PhD, earned START 2014 stipend

Foundation for Polish Science awarded 136 stipends this year. We are glad to inform that Miłosz Kadziński, PhD, has earned one of these stipends. Full list of awarded scientists can be found here.

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Miłosz Kadziński, PhD, awarded for distinguished doctoral thesis

Miłosz Kadziński, PhD, was awarded for his distinguished doctoral thesis in 10th edition of contest for the best doctoral thesis organized by city of Poznan. The award ceremony was held on 25th March 2014 in the White Room of Town Council. Congratulations!

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IV EURO WG Conference on Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine

IV EURO WG Conference on Operational Research in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Medicine will be held on 26– 28 June in Biedrusko. We would like to invite everyone who is interested to register, the conference program is available on its website.

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Poznan Game Jam 2014

Poznan Game Jam 2014, which is a part of Global Game Jam 2014, will take place on 24th-26th of January 2014. People from all around the world take part in GGJ creating games together and having a lot of fun. You can join them – this year the local edition in Poznan is hosted in Conference Center of Poznan University of Technology and the competition is open for everyone.

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