The History

The idea of Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science is inspired by the Warsaw School of Mathematics founded in 1920's, which main achievements were in the the fields of logic, set theory, point-set topology and real analysis. Notable members of the group were Kazimierz Kuratowski, Alfred Tarski and Waclaw Sierpinski who are the characters depicted on the blue posters promoting WCMCS

The Structure

Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science (Warszawskie Centrum Nauk Matematycznych) is a joint project of two scientific units: the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw (MIMUW), and the Institute of Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN).

The research: Bioinformatics

One of the main focuses of our Computational Biology group led by Tiuryn is modeling and discovery of regulatory elements within the non-coding parts of genomes. Sequencing of multiple genomes revealed that most of the sequence does not encode proteins, but rather plays a regulatory role in the life of cells.