The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre and the Gdańsk Scientific Society would like to invite you to a meeting with prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska, the winner of the Jan Hevelius Science Prize of the City of Gdańsk for 2021.
The meeting will take place on 24.11.2022 (Thursday) at 6:00 pm in the Old Town Hall in Gdańsk. During the event, the Laureate will give a lecture: Plant biotechnology- the technology that will solve the global food crisis.
This is an exceptional year in the history of the Jan Hevelius Science Prize of the City of Gdańsk, as the winners in both categories were scientists from the University of Gdańsk. In the humanities and social sciences category, prof. dr hab. Małgorzata Omilanowska-Kiljańczyk (the meeting with the laureate took place on 17.11.2022), and in the natural sciences and sciences category, prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska.
Prof. Ewa Łojkowska's passion and life will be discussed, among others, by prof. dr hab. Jacek Bigda and UG prof. dr Wojciech Śledź.
The moderator of the meeting will be Beata Szewczyk - a journalist of Radio Gdańsk.
Admission to the event is open. We encourage you to participate.
The meeting will be accompanied, on the initiative of the Laureate, by a collection for the Hospice 'Bursztynowa Przystań'.
prof. dr hab. Ewa Łojkowska - a biotechnologist affiliated with the University of Gdańsk, she served as Dean of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology IFB UG and GUMed (2005-2012) and Head of the Department of Biotechnology (2005-2020). Since 2020, she has headed the Department of Plant Protection and Biotechnology IFB UG and GUMed. She is an expert in molecular determinants of the pathogenicity of bacterial plant pathogens. She gained scientific experience during internships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (1986-1988) and Institut National des Sciences Appliqueés de Lyon, France (1991-1993).
She lectured and co-directed the 'Job Creation Biotechnology Diploma' programme at Università degli Studi di Perugia Italy (2001-2014). Co-author of about 150 publications in prominent international scientific journals; her work has been cited more than 2500 times. Chairperson of the Biotechnology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Chairperson of the Jury of the L'Oréal-UNESCO Programme for Women and Science and Chairperson of the Social Responsibility Committee of the University of Gdańsk. President of the Professor Wacław Szybalski Foundation. Vice-chair of the Programme Council of the Łaźnia Centre for Contemporary Art in Gdańsk. She was awarded the Jan Hevelius Science Prize of the City of Gdańsk for 2021.