Jerzy Ciesiolka was born in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland, in 1953. He received the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, in 1977 and 1983, respectively. In 1984-1985, he was a Research Fellow at Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, USA. In 1994-1995, he was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Since 1997, Ciesiolka has been the Head of the RNA Biochemistry Laboratory at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznan, Poland. Presently, he works as a Professor. He has been interested in the role of metal ions in the structure formation and functioning of ribozymes. His current research is focused on structural and functional characterizations of noncoding regions of some RNA viruses and cellular mRNA molecules.
Biography Updated on 1 September 2011