dr hab. n. farm. prof. UM Krzysztof Jóźwiak

Krzysztof Jóźwiak

prof. dr hab. n. farm. prof. UM Krzysztof Jóźwiak

  • Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry and Neuroengineering

Professor Krzysztof Jóźwiak, PhD, DSc. is head of the Department of Biopharmacy at the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. His research interests include molecular mechanisms of neurotransmission and pharmacological interventions in neurologic and neurodegenerative disorders. He conducts medicinal chemistry projects by combining computational modeling with experimental (affinity and functional efficacy) studies on drugs targeting neuronal receptors (ligand gated ion channels and 7TM receptors). In his research he aims to develop substances with selective action on a specific subtype of a receptor and/or on a specific intracellular signaling event. Co-author of over 90 research articles published between 1998-2018 with a total of over 2000 citations (h=21), two patents and a number of invited lectures on international scientific conferences. Editor and co-author of the book: Drug Stereochemistry: Analytical Methods and Pharmacology (New York, 2012). His research was funded by five grants from the State Ministry of Science, three subsidies from the Foundation for Polish Science and a research contract from the National Institutes of Health, USA. Postdoctoral trainings in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigations, the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD, USA (2001-2004), and in the Laboratory of Biomodeling, the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, Poland (2005-2007). Recipient of the 2012 edition of the UCB-Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry granted by the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry in Berlin, Germany.