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Conference programme


Date: 18th May 2023

Venue: Warsaw School of Economics - Aula I, Building C, al. Niepodległości 128, Warsaw, Poland


9:30-10:00          Registration

10.00-10.30        Opening of the conference

Speeches by:

Radosław Brzózka, Head of the Political Cabinet of the Minister of National Education and Science

-  Dr. Dawid Kostecki, Director of NAWA

-  Prof. Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Vice Rector for Research, Warsaw School of Economics


10.35-11.35        Keynote speaker

Future of the Universe

Prof. Krzysztof A. Meissner,  theoretical physicist and popularizer of science, Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw


11.40 - 12.40      Discussion panel

Responsibility of science: does excellent science always have to anticipate its results?

Chair: Dr. Zofia Sawicka, Deputy Director General of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange


  • Prof. Mickey Gjerris, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen; an expert on the ethical relationship between man and nature
  • Dr. Dorota Szymborska, an expert in the ethics of new technologies
  • Dr. Zuzanna Warso, Research Director at the Open Future Foundation; an expert of the European Commission on research and innovation ethics

12:40-13:40        Lunch


13.40 - 14.40      Workshop

How to effectively network at scientific conferences?

Chair: Olle Bergman, an excellent trainer, specializing in workshops for scientists


14.45 - 16.45      Thematic sessions – presentations by NAWA programs grantees


Thematic session I - humanities and social sciences

How much is theater art worth?
Ewa Zawojska, Universiy of Warsaw, Poland

Multilingual research communication with the help of machine translation literacy and translation friendly writing
Lynne Bowker, University of Ottawa, Canada

What determines the prevalence of undeclared work in the European Union?
Dagmara Nikulin, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland

Polish architects and their legacy in Kharkiv (19th - early 20th centuries): buildings die standing
Liubov Zhvanko, Kharkiv State Biotechnology University, Ukraine

End of Safe Banks?
Aneta Hryckiewicz-Gontarczyk, Koźmiński University, Poland

The time course of conscious visual perception
Renate Rutiku, Jagiellonian University, Poland



Thematic session II - engineering and technical sciences

Effects of thermo-mechanical post-treatments on properties of Ni-based superalloys fabricated by laser 3D printing
Dmytro Lesyk, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine

Controlling the interfacial kinetics and transport at nanoscale interfaces of anodized copper
Kirk J. Ziegler, University of Florida, USA

Artificial Intelligence Technics in Engineering Design: An example of application on Polymer Processing
António Gaspar Cunha, University of Minho, Portugal

Microbial Fuel Cells - A new generation of bioreactors for industry and the environment powered by bacteria
Grzegorz Pasternak, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

The basements we build on. Ground strengthening for buildings and structures construction. Dynamic replacement columns method
Siergey Ihnatov, Silesian University of Technology, Poland



Thematic session III - natural and medical sciences

 Leveraging protein structure information and deep learning to functionally annotate the microbiome
Tomasz Kościółek, Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Effects of fish on periphyton biomass in temperate hardwater lakes dominated by charophytes
Michał Brzozowski, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany

Water or land exercise? Which is better for children with long COVID?
Anna Ogonowska-Słodownik, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

Using immunocompromised (PDX) zebrafish model in personalizsed medicine of head and neck cancers
Karolina Dudziak, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

Behind the scenes: The importance of museum collections in science
Emily Chen, Institute of Oceanography, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland


16.45 – 17.00     Summary of the conference

17.00 Cocktail