PAS President appoints an interdisciplinary COVID-19 Advisory Team

Experts will monitor the course of the COVID-19 epidemic in Poland, analyze and predict its possible scenarios and put forward recommendations. They will also develop contacts with similar teams in other countries to exchange experience with them.

Professor Jerzy Duszyński, President of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), will chair the Team. Prof. Krzysztof Pyrć, a specialist in microbiology and virology from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, will be his deputy, while Dr. Aneta Afelt, a health geographer from the Interdisciplinary Center for Mathematical and Computational Modeling at the Warsaw University will be the Team’s secretary.

Members of the COCID-19 Advisory Team:

  • Prof. Radosław Owczuk (Medical University of Gdańsk),
  • Anna Ochab-Marcinek, PhD, DSc (PAS Institute of Physical Chemistry),
  • Magdalena Rosińska, MD, PhD, DSc (National Institute of Public Health – National Institute of Hygiene),
  • Prof. Andrzej Rychard (PAS Institute of Philosophy and Sociology),
  • Tomasz Smiatacz, MD, PhD, DSc (Medical University of Gdańsk).

The Chair of the Team may invite other individuals to take part in the work of the Team, with an advisory vote.

Main tasks

Scientists will actively monitor the epidemic situation in Poland. They will determine all the possible scenarios and make appropriate recommendations. They will also establish cooperation with similar groups in other countries to exchange knowledge and benefit from their different experiences on this matter.

The interdisciplinary COVID-19 Advisory Team was established at the Polish Academy of Sciences on June 30, 2020. The team will finalize its work on December 31, 2021. Members of the Advisory Team do not receive remuneration for their services.

Source of information: Polish Academy of Sciences