3rd Interdisciplinary
FNP Conference

11-12 April 2019


The 3rd interdisciplinary FNP Conference will be held on 11-12 April 2019 (Thursday – Friday) in Warsaw.

The conference is organised by the Foundation for Polish Science.

The main aim of the conference is to support the integration among the community of the Foundation’s beneficiaries and to discuss the most important scientific challenges facing the participants. The conference is an excellent opportunity for everyone to meet, to exchange experiences and to establish new and inspiring scientific contacts.

The conference is designed for project leaders and team members in projects that have received funding from the Foundation under the Smart Growth Operational Programme. The conference will include two panel discussions and two plenary poster presentations as well as an open poster session. On the second day the participants will have a chance to take part in thematic round tables and become acquainted with further opportunities for obtaining FNP support.

Please check the detailed programme of the conference.


Day 01

10:00–11:00 am Registration and poster set up/welcome coffee
11:00–11:15 am Opening of conference, Prof. Maciej Żylicz, President of the Foundation for Polish Science
11:15 am– 12:15 pm 1st plenary session –  panel discussion "Scientific grand challenges"
  What is the most exciting research topic out there right now and who and how decides this? Is the public on board with the issues scientists are trying to tackle and do they have to be? These are just some of the questions we will debate and over the course of this interdisciplinary panel we hope to cover some of the most relevant issues for all researchers today.
  Moderator: Dr Maria Pawłowska, Foundation for Polish Science
12:15– 12:45 pm  Coffee break (poster sessions at posters No. 1-39)
12:45–2:15 pm  1st presentation session, "From idea to experiment"
  Moderator: Dr Agata Starosta, Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, Selection Committe of the Conference
  1. Dr Agata Karska (FIRST TEAM programme laureate), Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics
  2. Dr hab. Michał Zawada (TEAM programme laureate), Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics
  3. Dr Jędrzej Kaniewski (HOMING programme laureate), Center for Theoretical Physics PAS in Warsaw
  4. Dr Kenji Yamada (TEAM programme laureate), Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology
  5. Dr Jacek Plewka (TEAM project participant), Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Faculty of Chemistry
  6. Dr Maria Górna (FIRST TEAM programme laureate), University of Warsaw, Faculty of Chemistry
2:15–3:00 pm  Lunch (poster sessions at posters No. 40-69)
3:00–4:00 pm  2nd plenary session - panel discussion "Science with consequences"
  The aim of this panel is to discuss connections between science and society. The research is often so specialized that it needs to be translated and transmitted to the public by the media. What are the consequences of popularized knowledge? Is it the only way to perform the dialog?
  Moderator: Dr Bartosz Wawrzynów, FNP Alfa
4:00–4:30 pm  Coffee break (poster sessions at posters No. 70-99)
4:30–6:00 pm  2nd presentation session, "From science to applications"
  Moderator: Dr Paweł Zawadzki, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Selection Committe of the Conference
  1. Prof. Wojciech Knap (IRAP laureate), CENTERA – Center for Terahertz Research and Applications, Institute of High Pressure Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
  2. Dr hab. inż. Marcin Śmiglak (TEAM-TECH programme laureate), Poznań Science and Technology Park of Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation
  3. Dr Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk (TEAM-TECH Core Facility project participant), Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw
  4. Dr Izabela Stefanowicz-Pięta (POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programme laureate), Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS in Warsaw
  5. Dr Tomasz P. Wróbel (HOMING programme laureate), Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences
  6. Dr Anna Sroka-Bartnicka (POWROTY/REINTEGRATION programme laureate), Medical University of Lublin, Faculty of Pharmacy with Medical Analytics Division
6:00–6:40 pm  Coffee break
7:00–9:30 pm  Dinner

Day 02

9:30–10:00 am  Registration and poster set up/welcome coffee
10:00–10:30 am  What is on the Horizon after Horizon 2020? Dr Tomasz Poprawka, PolSCA
10:30 am–11:00 am  About current FNP support, Foundation for Polish Science
11:00 am–11:30 am  Coffee break (poster sessions at posters No. 100-130)
11:30 am–1:00 pm Round tables
  1. Writing international grant proposals - Dr hab. Stefan Dziembowski, University of Warsaw
2. International cooperation - Prof. Konrad Banaszek, Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies, University of Warsaw
3. Science and Business - Prof. Piotr Garstecki, Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Science
4. How to Improve Training of Young Scientists, Graduate Students and Post-docs -
Prof. Magda Konarska, University of Warsaw, ReMedy 

5. Open Access - Prof. Marek Żukowski, International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies, Gdańsk
1:00 – 1:30 pm  Summary of the workshops and the conference
1:30 – 2:30 pm  Lunch
2:30 PM End of conference


The posters registration for the 3rd Interdisciplinary FNP Conference is now closed. Thank you very much for submitting your posters.

Technical information regarding posters set-up:

We recommend to print posters in B1 size (100cmx70cm), vertically or horizontally oriented (one-sided overprint).

Each poster is going to be assigned to an exhibition display panel (122 cm x 100 cm).

The posters set up is planned from 10.00 – 11.00. We will assist you in poster installment. All the materials necessary to set up the posters will be at your disposal.

Due to attendance of English-speaking participants, we recommend to prepare posters in English.


THE TIDES Apartments & Office

ul. Wioślarska 8, 00-411 Warsaw
Website | Location

How to get there from the Central Railway Station Warsaw (by tram or by bus):
Tram: 7, 9, 24 (tram stop: Most Poniatowskiego)
Bus: 158 (bus stop: Most Poniatowskiego)

Where to park your car:
THE TIDES Apartments & Office is located in a paid parking zone.
THE TIDES has its own paid parking lot (approx. 50 PLN per day).

The closest hotels are:



For all organizational issues, please contact:

Katarzyna Pronobis

Email: pronobis@fnp.org.pl

Tel.: +48 22 845 95 09; Mob.: +48 728 344 249

Foundation for Polish Science

ul. I. Krasickiego 20/22, 02-611 Warszawa


Agnieszka Kossakowska

Email: kossakowska@fnp.org.pl

Tel.: +48 22 311 84 27, mob.: +48 604 128 792

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