Institute of Occupational Medicine & President of the Polish Society of Toxicology
Professor Wojciech Wasowicz (PhD), full professor at Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine. Head of the Biological and Environmental Monitoring Department, he has a background in biochemistry, analytical chemistry and toxicology. Wide experience with toxicology of metals and its interactions with microelements, oxidative stress markers, and antioxidant enzymes. The next field of interest is potential protective role of some antioxidants against chemicals. Experience in engineered nanomaterials, nanoparticles and health effect of nanoparticles. Reviewer in a few Polish periodicals related to toxicology and biochemistry and scientific grants reviewer in Polish Scientific Research Committee. Prof. W. Wasowicz shows great scientific activity confirmed by numerous publications, grants awarded by realization of scientific plan, and active participation in symposia, conferences and scientific meetings organized in Poland (Polish Society of Toxicology) and abroad (EUROTOX, IUTOX), and has given numerous lecturers as keynote and plenary speaker in international congresses. He attended (as a supervisor or member of scientific team) international projects financially supported by United Europe (Phare, Inco-Copernicus, 5th Frame Programme 6th Frame Programme, Horizon 2020 ). He is a member of Polish MAK Value Expert Commission, and a member of OECD expert in Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials. a coordinator of Polish Center of Trace Element Institute for UNESCO, and since 2008 he is a President of Polish Society of Toxicology. Prof. Wasowicz’s work has hitherto resulted in 170 scientific papers published mainly in journals of international recognition (2000 citation).
The main focus of his research lies in the field on trace elements (mainly Se, Zn, Cu) metabolism and trace elements dependent enzymes activities in physiology and some pathological conditions in animals and humans.