Prof Elzbieta Anna Trafny is the Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs at the Biomedical Engineering Centre, at the Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland. She has been a member of the Polish Society of Microbiologists for over 25 years. Her main research interests are on bacterial adhesion, biofilms, bacterial pathogenicity in chronic infections, and modern microbiological diagnostics of clinical and environmental samples. Prof Trafny is passionate about supporting early career microbiologists and the field of microbiology as a whole.
The goal of the Biomedical Engineering Centre is to support innovation, collaboration, and applied solutions in biomedical engineering. As part of her current role, Prof Trafny is dealing with the use of molecular biology and nanotechnology methods for the development of innovative medical techniques. Between 2012-2014, she was a scientific expert of the “Independent Scientific Evaluation Group” in the NATO research program “Science for Peace and Security“. In 2013, she was appointed by the Polish Minister of Health the Deputy Chairman of the National Certification Committee for the Elimination of Poliomyelitis. She is currently an Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Polish Journal of Microbiology” and a long-term member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Advancements of Microbiology – Postępy Mikrobiologii” published by the Polish Society of Microbiology [PL-PTM].
The Grants Committee’s work supports early career researchers access new training opportunities, collaborate on new projects at host institutions and organize microbiology meetings through our extensive Grants programme. All members of FEMS Member Societies can apply for FEMS grants. These include assistance to attend events (including online meetings) and support for those organizing meetings (including events that have moved online).
If you are interested in applying for a grant to help you to learn new skills, keep up-to-date on current emerging developments in microbiology or facilitate networking opportunities within the microbiology community take a look at our Grants to find out how we can help.