Professor Antoni Rozalski Ph.D. was born on the 19 of October 1952 in Ziebice, Lower Silesia, Poland. Main research fields: microbiology, immunochemistry and bacterial immunology.
Having finished his secondary education in Pinczow, Swietokrzyskie, he began his studies at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Science, at the University of Lodz in 1971. He graduated in 1976 with Master’s Degree in Biology, specialization: microbiology.
In the same year, he started his work at the University of Lodz, in the Division of General Microbiology. He earned his Ph.D. in 1984, achieved habilitation in 1991, was awarded the Professor’s title in 1996 and became full Professor in 2002. Since 1997 he has been the chair of the Section of Immunobiology of Bacteria at the Institute for Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology at the University of Lodz.
He has been conducting both immunochemical and immunobiological research on bacterial lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin). He also deals with virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria of the genera Proteus and Providencia, and the role of these pathogens in urinary system infections.
He has been a project manager of three State Committee for Scientific Research grant projects, and a project team member of four SCSR grant projects. He has completed two long-term research placement periods in Forschungszentrum Borstel, Germany. For many years, he has cooperated with the Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Recently, he has started cooperation with the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology of the Nankai University in Tianjin, China. He is an author, or co-author of over 100 original research works, 30 survey articles, over 100 press releases from Polish and international conferences, as well as an open textbook, and an English coursebook’s translation.
He conducts lectures on microbiology to students of Biology, Environmental Science and Biotechnology. He also gives monographic lectures on bacterial pathogenicity factors. He has been a faculty supervisor to 7 PhD and 50 Master’s degree holders. He was a reviewer for 30 doctorates, 3 habilitations and 3 awards of the highest academic title.
A reviewer for over 100 grant projects of the State Committee for Scientific Research and of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, twice appointed as an expert panel member. He has also reviewed over 50 publications in Polish and international magazines.
He held the position of Vice Dean between the years 1991 and 1993. From 1996 to 2002 he served as a Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Earth Science, and from 2002 as the Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Science.
Since 1997, he has been an UL representative in the Research Grants Commission of the President of Lodz.
He is a member of the Polish Society of Microbiologists, the Society for Clinical Microbiology, and the Lodz Scientific Society. From 2003 to 2008 he was the President of the Sciences Department of the Lodz Scientific Society. He is now an officer of the LSS management board. Since 2004, he has been a member of the Scientific Council at the Medical Biology Centre of the Lodz branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Committee on Microbiology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2000, he has been a member of the editorial council of the “Postępy Mikrobiologii” (Progress of Microbiology) magazine.
Academic awards received from:
Scientific Secretary of the Polish Academy of Sciences: a team award for publication series
Minister of Education: two awards
Rector of the UL: six awards.
Decorations: The Gold Award of the University of Lodz (1996), The “UL in Service for Society and Science” Medal (2000), the Commission of National Education Medal (2006).
Married to Malgorzata – lecturer at the Medical University of Lodz. Has three children, Aleksandra, Jan and Maria.