Ryszard Szyszka was born in Szczecin, Poland, in 1953. He received the M.S. degree in chemistry from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, University of Maria-Curie Sklodowska in Lublin (UMCS), Poland, in 1980 and 1985, respectively. In 1997, he received Habilitation degree in biochemistry from the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences, UMCS in Lublin. Szyszka was a Clayton Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, Tex, USA (from 1986 to 1988), and FEBS and NATO Postdoctoral Fellow in Severo Ochoa Center of Molecular Biology in Madrid, Spain (during the years 1992 to 1995). From 1980 to 1997, he was a Teaching Assistant and an Assistant Professor at the the Department of Molecular Biology, UMCS in Lublin; and from 1998 to 2007, an Associate Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (KUL). Since 1998, he has been serving as the Head of the Molecular Biology Department and since 2009 as the Director of the Institute of Biotechnology. Since 2008, he has been a Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology, KUL. His areas of expertise include reversible phosphorylation of proteins, protein kinases and phosphatases and their structure, regulation and modulators, protein kinase CK2, and regulation of protein synthesis.
Biography Updated on 13 February 2012