Museum And Institute of Zoology - Polish Academy of Sciences

Institution (Original name) 
Muzeum i Instytutu Zoologii (Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
MAIN ADDRESS
Street 
ul. Wilcza 64
Postal code 
00679
City 
Warsaw
POSTAL ADDRESS
Country 
Poland
Phone 

(+48) 022 629 3221

Fax 
(+48) 022 629 63 02
TYPE OF INSTITUTION
Type of institution 
Other
If other, please specify 
Research Institute
LEGAL STATUS
Are you part of a larger entity / legal body? 
Yes
If yes, please specify  
Polish Academy of Sciences
CETAF MEMBERSHIP
Category 
Full member
CETAF Official representative
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Prof. Tomasz Mazgajski, +48-226293221, mazgaj@miiz.waw.pl

Prof. Wieslaw Bogdanowicz, +48-226293221, wieslawb@miiz.waw.pl

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
CETAF DEPUTY
Name, position, phone, e-mail, research field 

Robert Turlej, MiIZ PAS projects coordinator, +48-226293221 rturlej@miiz.eu

Member of the Executive Committee? 
No
Director / legal representative of the institution (title, name, phone, e-mail, research field) 

Prof. Tomasz Mazgajski, +48-226293221, mazgaj@miiz.waw.pl, ecology

PERSONNEL
Scientific staff 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
a) TOTAL scientific staff310
b) Scientific staff linked to Collections10
c) Post-docs / PhD students50
d) Others (Associates, etc.)80
TOTAL (a+b+c+d)450
Other staff (administration etc.) 
Permanent (P)Non – Permanent (NP)
e) Exhibitions 00
f) Collection Managers / technicians60
g) Others 500
TOTAL (e+f+g) 560
Total permanent staff 
101
Total non-permanent staff 
0
Grand total (permanent + non-permanent Staff) 
101
Male (%) 
46
Female (%) 
54
R&D facilities
How many laboratories are in use in your institution? 
6
List of laboratories 
  1. Laboratory of Scanning Microscopy (SEM, X-Ray)
  2. Laboratory of Microtomography (X-Ray Microtomography)
  3. Laboratory of Digitization of Natural History Collections (TopScan3D, Leica Microscopy)
  4. Laboratory of Conservation of Natural History Collections (care, conservation, databases)
  5. Laboratory of Molecular and Biometric Techniques
  6. Laboratory of Nematology
List of key tools (e.g. SEM, 3D, scanners/printers,...) 

SEM, micro-CT, 3D scanner, 3D printer

Other scientific / R&D facilities 

MicroCT, 5 sequencers, incl. PacBio RSII and MiSeq, Scanner 3D, SEM

Exhibitions
Number of permanent exhibitions 
1
List of permanent exhibitions  
Number of current exhibitions 
1
Current Temporary Exhibitions 
Name 
Innocent killers
RESEARCH FIELDS
RESEARCH FIELD 
Summary of your Research programme 

Our main research interests are: phylogeny, biogeography and history of animals as well as their ecology, biology, conservation.

Scientific publications
Biannual journals/series 

Acta Chiropterologica (twice a year), Acta Ornithologica (twice a year)

Quarterly journals/series 
  1. Annales Zoologici,
  2. Polish Journal of Ecology
Other publications 

Fauna Mundi (taxonomic monograph)

LIFE SCIENCES (Zoology, Biology, Botany, Mycology,…) 
TypologyPrimary typesIndividual specimens/objects% registered cards % recorded cards in database
2.1Zoology70000003515
Total specimens (all collections) 
7,000,000
Outstanding collection features 

Historical, important for research and education, primary types, endangered, rare and extinct species

Does your institution have an Index Seminum? 

No, our institution does not have this index.

Heritage sciences (art, manuscripts, maps, photographs...) 

The Library brings together Polish and foreign literature concerning systematics and zoogeography, zoology with particular account taken of the before mentioned topics ; entomology, malacology and ornithology. Publications on genetics and molecular biology have also been the subject of more recent interest. The Book Collection has been assembled by way of purchases, exchanges and gifts of publications. Books 46 555 volumes, Reprints 74 154 volumes Journals 126 891 volumes Cartographic collection of 4975 items Phonographic collection of 138 items Early printed books 1314

Genetic Repositories
Does your institution have a DNA bank? 
No
Does your institution have a seed bank? 
No
COLLECTION’S RELATED INFORMATION
Number of outgoing loans (parcels / specimens) per year 
30 parcels
Number of accessions (specimens) per year 
20
Number of scientific visitors per year 
40
MAIN AREAS OF TAXONOMIC EXPERTISE 
Nematoda
Crustacea: Copepoda
Insecta: Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Hemiptera
Mammalia
COMMUNICATION MATERIAL
Logo 
Contact person at your institution for communications / press / external relations (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Prof. Wieslaw Bogdanowicz, +48-226293221, wieslawb@miiz.waw.pl

If your institution is involved with non-university-based teaching or education programmes, please describe them & the partners 

Education at the Ph.Dr. degree level in cooperation with the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Contact person at your institution for education / teaching / training (name, position, phone, e-mail) 

Prof. Joanna Gliwicz: gliwicz@miiz.waw.pl

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF CURRENT INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Population genetics

2. Systematic research

3. Protecting types via digitization

THREE MAIN TOPICS OF FUTURE INTEREST FOR YOUR INSTITUTION 

1. Genomics

2. Systematic research

3. Ancient DNA

Last update 
11.24.16