Wieslaw Swietnicki Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the PAS, Poland
Swietnicki is a scientist working on antibacterial strategies. The work is focused on novel vaccines and therapeutics targeting bacterial virulence systems. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, in 1995 for his work on Hepatitis A Virus 3C protease. Later he worked on human prion proteins at CWRU, Cleveland, OH, USA before starting work on Select Agents at USAMRIID, Ft. Detrick, MD, USA, and ECBC, APG, MD, USA. In 2011 he moved to Poland to work on virulence blockers of enteropathogenic E. coli at EIT+ and later on novel vaccines against periodontitis at the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of PAS in Wroclaw, PL.