CREATE lectures series: Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski


Professor Krzysztof Palczewski visited the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) under a series of cyclical lectures on interdisciplinary emerging research. The visit took place between 19-20 June 2018 and included planned seminar lecture and several meetings. It was opened with a short welcoming meeting organized by the Director of IPC PAS, to get a general overview of the Institute.

Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski is a Polish biochemist working at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2012 he was awarded Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science, the most prestigious scientific award for Polish scientists, for characterizing crystal structures of native and activated G protein-coupled receptor, rhodopsin, involved in eyesight.

As a main event of his visit, Prof. Palczewski delivered a seminar titled “Chemistry of Vision”. The seminar was held in the assembly hall of the IPC PAS. All researchers and PhD students employed in the IPC PAS were invited to participate in this seminar - the seminar was attended by approx. 80 people.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
under grant agreement No 666295.