9th International Weigl Conference

Registration deadline: 07th of June 2024
Payment due date: 14th of June 2024

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 07th of June 2024

A documentary film about the research works of Rudolf Weigl 


Welcome letter

Dear Colleagues,
the participants of the 9th International Weigl Conference,

I have a great pleasure to welcome you at mentioned event organized by joint efforts of Polish and Ukrainian microbiologists and their foreign partners. Current Weigl conference for the first time will be held in Subcarpathian region of Poland. Previous Weigl conferences have took place twice in Lviv, Ukraine (2003, 2017) – the city where Rudolf Weigl worked and made his major discoveries and inventions, Warsaw, Poland (2007), Odessa, Ukraine (2009); Wroclaw, Poland (2011); Chernivtsi, Ukraine (2013), Gdansk, Poland (2015); Lodz, Poland (2019). It was decided that the next Weigl conference will be organized in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, however, first COVID-19 pandemics and later Russian aggression against Ukraine hampered these plans. We with my Co-Chair Prof. Grzegorz Węgrzyn after support of the Rector of the University of Rzeszow Prof. Sylwester Czopek decided to organize the 9th International Weigl conference in Rzeszow. Rzeszow is located close to Ukrainian border which makes possible easy access of Ukrainian participants to the venue of the meeting.

Rudolf Stefan Weigl (1883 – 1957) worked in the fields of microbiology, parasitology, immunology and biotechnology. He is most known after his studies of epidemic typhus caused by Rickettsia prowazekii. He was the first who proposed to get vaccines after experimental infection of laboratory animal (in the case of epidemic typhus this animal is louse) as before R. Weigl, vaccines were obtained after treatment of infection agents isolated from sick people. R. Weigl also was the first person who developed and implemented into medical practice commercial vaccine against epidemic typhus. His contributions in microbiology and medicine were really profound and remarkable. His international reputation could be illustrated by the fact that R. Weigl was nominated for Nobel prize in the field of physiology and medicine. Prof. R. Weigl was also posthumously awarded with the medal "Righteous among the Nations of the World" of the state of Israel.

As was mentioned, Prof. R. Weigl, the person of Austrian ancestry, did his research in interwar years in the former Polish city of Lviv (Lwów) which now is part of Ukraine. He possessed many students both of Polish and Ukrainian nationality, so in commemoration of his achievements for Poland and Ukraine, microbiologists of both countries decided to organize, on regular basis, bilateral conferences which gradually became the really international events. In Rzeszow, we offer interesting scientific program which includes also new fields like cell and molecular biology and others. 

I cordially invite you to attend the 9th International Weigl Conference and wish you successful meeting, establishing new contacts and starting new collaborations and also great memories on conference and Rzeszow!

Andriy Sybirnyy,

the Chair of the Organizing Committee


The Project funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Welcome to Poland Programme 2022

Honorary Patronage



Days of Conference


Expert Speakers


Friendly Visitors


Aaron Ciechanover

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Jarosław Dziadek

Institute of Medical Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Aniketkumar K. Gade

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

Andrzej Gamian

Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences

Patrycja Golińska

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

Jacek Jemielity

University of Warsaw

Alicja Józkowicz

Jagiellonian University

Joanna Kozieł

Jagiellonian University

Ann-Katrin Llarena

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Ewa Łojkowska

Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk, University of Gdansk

Paulina Niedźwiedzka-Rystwej

University of Szczecin

Przemysław Płociński

University of Łódź

Jan Potempa

Jagiellonian University/University of Louisville Dental School

Katarzyna Potrykus  

University of Gdańsk

Christopher Rao

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignname

Agnieszka Rybak-Wolf

Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB), Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

Vartul Sangal

Northumbria University

Andriy Sibirny

University of Rzeszow

Institute of Cell Biology NAN of Ukraine

Stefan Tyski

National Medicines Institute

Grzegorz Węgrzyn

University of Gdańsk