Marek Lipinski was born on February 11, 1947 in Warszawa, Poland. He received an M.S. degree from Warsaw University in 1970 with the thesis "Food of two species of cephalopods collected off Senegal," a Ph.D. degree from Gdansk University in 1982 with the thesis "Systematic and evolutionary significance of variability in the squid genus Illex," and a D.S. degree from Lodz University in 2002 with the thesis “Statoliths as archives of cephalopod life cycle: a search for universal rules.” From 1971 to 1973, he was the Head of the Zoological Section at the Museum and Aquarium in Gdynia, Poland. In 1974, he joined the Ichthyological Department of the Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia. He was instrumental in the development of cephalopod research and fisheries in Poland. In 1985, he joined the Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town and then returned to Sea Fisheries Research Institute, now DAFF, in 1991. Lipinski serves as a Member of MBA (UK), MSSA (SA), CIAC (member of the Executive Committee), and SASMIA (same). He has longer visits to the National Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, USA, The Laboratory, Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth, The British Museum (Natural History) in London, Tory Station in Aberdeen, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen Norway, and University of Algarve, Portugal (Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professor). Lipinski's studies on maturity, ageing, and trophic relations of cephalopods were internationally recognised as opening new directions in research.
Biography Updated on 14 August 2012