The Translational Medicine Centre of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences combines three important research centres whose aim is to conduct innovative studies on the borderline of veterinary medicine and general medicine. These are the Veterinary Research Centre, Biomedical Research Centre, and the Regenerative Medicine Centre of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The director of the new unit – the Translational Medicine Centre – is Prof. Zdzisław Gajewski, initiator and manager of all the three projects: the Veterinary Research Centre of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, the Biomedical Research Centre of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Regenerative Medicine Centre of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
Veterinary Research Centre
The Veterinary Research Centre was financed under the Mazowieckie Province Operational Programme 2007-2013, Priority I. “Creating conditions for the development of innovation potential and entrepreneurship in Mazovia”, Measure 1.1. Strengthening the Research and Development Sector. The total cost of the equipment purchased was nearly PLN 15 million gross. 85% of the funding came from EU funds, and 15% from a special-purpose reserve of the State Budget. The centre is a complex of laboratories equipped with the most advanced equipment. The Veterinary Research Centre of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences conducts basic research aimed at solving important research problems in the field of biomedical and medical-veterinary sciences, as well as implementation studies.
In 2015, the Centre for Biomedical Research was established at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. To launch the centre, the university received funding to the amount of PLN 30 million under the ROP WM 2007-2013. The co-financing allowed for the creation of a new laboratory and for the modernisation of the existing laboratory of the Equine Diseases Clinic, as well as for the purchase of unique scientific and research equipment. Thanks to this, it was possible to conduct research on diseases and conditions which pose a threat to broadly conceived public health. Scientific research is conducted on animals in compliance with all ethical standards. Innovative research on the borderline of veterinary sciences and medicine is carried out in modern laboratories.
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE CENTRE: In July 2018, under a decision of the the Mazowieckie Province board, the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) received a sum of over PLN 66.6 million in funding under the ROP WM 2014-2020 for the creation of the Regenerative Medicine Centre (RMC) and the purchase of advanced research equipment to enable the development of innovative research in the field of clinical, physiological and advanced regenerative medicine. The total value of the project is over PLN 87.8 million. The RMC is a project included in the Polish Road Map for Research Infrastructure. The investment project consists in the construction of new laboratories and the adaptation of existing facilities (extension of the existing building) for the purposes of the Regenerative Medicine Centre, to develop an integrated complex of laboratories equipped with innovative equipment for animal research. The RMC is designed to implement cutting-edge projects on the borderline of medicine and veterinary medicine, in accordance with the generally accepted principle of “one world – one health”, in the field of physiology and pathophysiology of diseases, research on diseases and conditions which pose a threat to broadly conceived public health, and innovative research in the field of highly specialised regenerative medicine, meeting the highest world standards.