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.