About us

Laboratory of spectroscopic imaging for radiobiology, therapy, and of complex systems research in the Institute of Nuclear Physics of Polish Academy of Sciences in Krakow

Aims of the project:

- creation of a modern region-wide laboratory, capable of carrying out unique research on the impact of ionizing radiation on living organisms and providing research facilities for the Bronowice Cyclotron Centre

- conducting research, using physical methods, for the purpose of eradication cancer and other pathologies. This includes spectroscopic imaging of cells and tissues (examining the internal structure of cells, the cytoskeleton organization, its mechanical and biochemical properties) as well as research at the molecular level

- carrying out fundamental research in the field of structural and vibrational analysis of condensed matter

Financial Perspective:

2007 - 2013


Priority Axis 5. Krakow Metropolitan Area


Action 5.1 Krakow Metropolitan Area as an important hub of European Research Area

Project type (UMRPO):

Research infrastructure – development or restructuring, expansion, and refurbishment of research laboratiories, as well as modernization of laboratory equipment


Total project cost: 11 791 987,51 PLN
UE support: 9 890 099,22 PLN
Own contribution: 1 901 888,29 PLN


Domestic collaboration

  • Jagiellonian University
  • AGH University of Science and Technology
  • Cracow University of Technology
  • Pedagogical University of Cracow
  • University of Agriculture in Krakow
  • Narutowicz City Speciality Hospital at Krakow
  • John Paul II Krakow Speciality Hospital
  • Oncology Center
  • Institute of Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
  • Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
  • Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin
  • John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
  • Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce

International collaboration

  • INFN LNF, Frascati, Włochy
  • Univerzita Karlova, Praga, Czechy
  • EPFL, Lausanne, Szwajcaria
  • Paul Scherer Institut, Villigen, Szwajcaria
  • ETH, Zurich, Szwajcaria
  • Universitat Linz, Austria
  • HASYLAB, DESY, Hamburg, Niemcy
  • Synchrotron Diamond, Wielka Brytania
  • Synchrotron Soleil, Francja
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Synchrotron Singapore, Singapur

Project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Małopolska Regional Operational Programme for 2007-2013