We are a professional partner responsible for X-ray crystallography and have extensive experience in supporting drug discovery projects and other scientific endeavors with both the biotech - pharmaceutical industry and academia.


Three services modules can be developed extending all the way from gene to structure:

PRO Biostructures offers the best quality at competitive prices

About us


PRO Biostructures is a part of the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB). IIMCB is one of Poland's leading research institutes established under an international agreement between the Polish government and UNESCO. The principles of operation are based on ideas from the best research institutes in the world which also makes it a good business partner.

The Laboratory of Protein Structure (LPS) started its activities in 2008 and focuses on structural and biochemical studies of proteins (e.g.: nucleic acid enzymes) using protein crystallography as the primary method.

LPS is headed by Dr. Marcin Nowotny, a crystallographer with significant scientific experience. The group constantly develops scientifically, currently 17 qualified employees work in the laboratory, which is outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment.

For the last several years LPS has worked on drug development projects and drug design in close cooperation with a number of major players in the Polish BioTechMed industry; including Adamed and Oncoarendi. LPS has been cooperating as a commercial service provider as well as a partner in various grant consortia.

LPS has now a section dedicated to crystallography services named PRO Biostructures - IIMCB Structural Biology Center.

The team


Dr Marcin Nowotny

Dr Marcin Nowotny

Dr. Marcin Nowotny (Chief Scientific Officer), head of the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, is a co-founder and the Principal Investigator of PRO Biostructures. He is a co-author of over 30 scientific publications (such as: Cell, Molecular Cell, EMBO Journal, Nature Structural Molecular Biology, Nature Communications). Dr. Nowotny has received prestigious research grants, such as EMBO Installation Grant, the ERC Starting Grant, the Wellcome Trust International Senior Research Fellowship (twice) and the Howard Hughes International Early Career Scientist Award. Between 2003 and 2008, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the group of Wei Yang Laboratory, National Institutes of Health.

Paweł Kustosz

Paweł Kustosz

Pawel Kustosz (Chief Executive Officer) is a co-founder and a manager of PRO Biostructures. He is a graduate of the University of Adam Mickiewicz in biotechnology as well as the Warsaw School of Economics in project management. He acquired his experience at the Mossakowski Medical Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences. There he also cooperated with the Central Clinical Hospital Ministry of Interior in Warsaw. During his work at the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, he organized the IIMCB Structure Biology Center named PRO Biostructures.

Dr Elżbieta Nowak

Dr Elżbieta Nowak

Dr. Elzbieta Nowak (Chief Operating Officer) is an experienced crystallographer and a laboratory work coordinator in PRO Biostructures. She uses X-ray diffraction techniques to solve crystal structures of various proteins and nucleic acids of biological and medical relevance. She gained her experience at the highly acclaimed Advanced Photon Source at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US and at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) at The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg. Currently she works in the Laboratory of Protein Structure at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw.


Our clients can expand the range of crystallography services with the help of our partners and take advantage of joint offer.


The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Centre for Neurobiology

1. Laboratory of Tissue Structure and Function Imaging.
2. Laboratory of Brain Imaging.
3. Laboratory of Preclinical Research of a Higher Standard.
4. Laboratory of Animal Models.
5. Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology.