20 May 2024
Prof. Mariusz Jaskólski from the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Faculty of Chemistry was awarded the most significant European crystallographic prize.
Professor Jaskólski received the Max Perutz Prize 2024 from the European Crystallographic Society for his lifetime commitment to the crystallographic study of medically relevant macromolecules. He is the 13th recipient of the award and the first Pole to be so honoured. His achievements include the co-discovery of the first retroviral protein, which contributed to the successful development of effective drugs against AIDS.
In addition, Professor Mariusz Jaskólski has contributed substantially to ultra-high resolution methodology and superstructure modulation in protein crystallography, structural biology of plant hormone regulation, and most recently to structural studies of enzymes for potential uses as anti-leukaemic drugs.
Throughout his career, Professor Jaskólski has been actively involved in various scientific committees and organizations, including serving as an elected member of the Commission on Biological Macromolecules of the International Union of Crystallography and as vice-president of the European Crystallographic Association from 2003 to 2006.

Our sincere congratulations to Professor Mariusz Jaskólski!

Photo: Adrian Wykrota/ Adam Mickiewicz University