Prof. Jan Lubiński

One of the most important figures in Polish genetics. He has created the world’s first preventive genetic–oncological programme that detects genetic predisposition to the risk of cancer.

One of his greatest achievements is the creation of the Polish network of Centres of Genetics in Oncology and conducting the world’s first preventive genetic–oncological programme concerning genetic predisposition to ovarian and breast carcinomas. Based on these studies, Prof. Lubiński has created a biobank of samples and a register of clinical data of over 250 thousand cancer patients and their relatives.

He gained his professional experience as a holder of the French government scholarship in the Institut Pasteur in Paris. He has also conducted studies in cancer centres in Philadelphia, USA.

Currently, he is the head of the Department of Genetics and Pathomorphology of his mother university – the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, and of the International Hereditary Cancer Centre – a part of the Pomeranian Medical University. The centre maintains 57 regional representatives on all continents. Since 2005, Prof. Lubiński has held the function of a professor in the M. Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. He is also a national consultant in clinical genetics and sits in the council of the National Centre for Research and Development.

In 2012, Prof. Lubiński obtained the best result in Poland in the ranking of medical scientists based on the so-called h-index (Hirsch index) which indicates the number of citations and measures the quality of work of a scientist. Born on 7 January 1953.