A new unit of the Medical University of Gdańsk Translational Medicine Centre (CMT) was opened among outstanding specialists from Poland and abroad. In ceremony which took place on May 9 participated prof. Jacek Bigda – Vice-Rector for Development and Education, prof. Edyta Szurowska – Vice-Rector for Clinical Affairs, prof. Tomasz Bączek – Vice-Rector for Science, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine prof. Maria Dudziak, Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy prof. Michał Markuszewski, Dean of Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & MUG prof. Igor Konieczny.
The host of the event was prof. Krzysztof Narkiewicz, chairman of the Scientific Council of the Translational Medicine Centre. Among the distinguished guests was professor Anna Dominiczak, vice president and head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences University of Glasgow, who helped the University to work on the creation of this unit. – The team’s experience in Glasgow showed very clearly that the best projects break the division into basic and clinical sciences, and clearly define the priority areas – said prof. Dominiczak. – In the new unit, in one place, the most modern equipment was collected, which will serve not only specific individuals, but all employees who want to implement innovative scientific projects. It will allow to fully use the potential of individual research groups in the strategic areas of the University’s activity – added prof. Narkiewicz.