Jacek Hennig


Education:
1988 Ph. D. in Microbiology : Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
1996 Habilitation: Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
2003 Professor of Biochemistry: Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Positions and Employment:
1979-1981 Technical Assistant Analytical Lab. of the Inland Fishery Institute, Warsaw.
1981-1990 Research Assistant IBB PAS.
1990-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow Waksman Institute at Rutgers University, NJ, USA. Prof. Daniel F. Klessig Laboratory.
1993-1996 Research Associate, IBB PAS, Plant Biochemistry Dept.
1996 (6 months) Visiting Professor, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Prof. John F. Bol Laboratory.
from Nov. of 1996 till Mar. of 2003 Associate Professor, IBB PAS, Plant Biochemistry Dept.
from Mar. of 2003 - until now Professor, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, PAS.


Memberships:
from 2006 until now Board Member of European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO), [representative of "New EU-Members"].
from 2000 Polish Representative to EPSO.
2002-2005 Member of Biotechnology Consultant Group of Minister of Science and Higher Education.
from 2000 - up to now Biotechnology Research Council of Polish Academy of Sciences
from 1998 - up to now Member of Scientific Council of IBB PAS.
from 2005-2008 Member of Scientific Council of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute.
Member of Boards of some Scientific Journals:
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology, Communicative & Integrative Biology

Organization of events:
2002 International Workshop "Signals Involved in Plant-Microbe Interactions", Goniądz, Poland - Main Organizer.
2008 4th EPSO CONFERENCE "Plants for Life" Toulon, France - Organization Committee Member and Chairman of the Session.
2009 4th Conference of Polish Society of Experimental Plant Biology "Experimental Plant Biology - Why not?!" Krakow, Poland - Organization Committee Member and Chairman of the Session.

Honors:
2004, 2008 Polish Genetics Society Award - for the best publication prepared in Polish laboratory
2009 Polish Society of Experimental Plant Biology Award - for the best publication from plant biology aerie published in the years 2007-2009.


Current grants:
2006-2010 - Polish Node of Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium contract 47/PGS/2006/01. Funded by a special grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
2007-2010 - PBZ-MNiSW-2/3/2006 "Using annexins and proteins from CBP family to obtain potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L.) with enhanced drought tolerance - applications in basic science and in breeding practice", from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
2007-2010 - PBZ/MNiSW/07/2006/17 (POL POSTDOC III) "Cytoskeleton rearrangements in Arabidopsis thaliana guard cells in response to environmental stimuli" from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
2007-2010 - 27/HIS/2007/01 "The role of DBP proteins in plant resistance mechanisms and their biotechnological application in agroscience" from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
2008-2010 - 9001/B/P01/2008/35 "Plant resistance response and developmental program- studies on distinct role of SGT1 protein in regulation of both processes" from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
2009-2012 - 1147/B/P01/2009/37 "Transcriptome analysis of potato plants (Solanum tuberosum L.) resistant to PVYN infection" from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

Supervisor of Ph. D. dissertations: 7 defended and 2 ongoing;
Hobbies:
Scuba diving - almost 200 certified dives in the most geographic zones; including Great Barrier Reef, Caribbean Sea, and Red Sea etc.