The Department of Neurobiology was founded at the University School of Physical Education in Poznań in 1981 and its first supervisor was prof. Kazimierz Grottel.

Our team


The scientific work is held in two laboratories: electrophysiological and histochemical. The research of the Department is focused on neuronal networks of the central nervous system that are involved in motor control and on motor units activity in skeletal muscles. Methods used in experimental studies are either electrophysiological (intracellular recordings from spinal neurones and recordings from functionally isolated motor units) or neuroanatomical (labelling of neurones with fluorescent tracers). Also glycogen depletion of muscle fibers and PAS reaction are used.

The educational work concerns lectures and classes in neurobiology for students of the faculty of physiotherapy, physical education and sport.

Univeristy scientific cooperation

  • Department of Anatomy and Anthropology in Gorzów Wielkopolski
  • Department of Hygiene
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Chair of Locomotor System Rehabilitation

National scientific cooperation

  • Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
  • University of Technology, Poznań
  • Mossakowski Medical Research Centre Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
  • Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa
  • University School of Physical Education, Kraków

International scientific cooperation

  • Institute of Physiology and Pharmacology, Göteborg University, Sweden
  • Centre of Biomedical Engineering in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • University of Brescia, Italy
  • Spinal Cord Research Center, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
  • Department of Movement and Sport Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
  • Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie, College de France, Paris
  • Institute of Physiology and Biophysics, Washington University, Seattle, USA
  • Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • Centre of Sleep and Neurobiology of Breathing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • Department of Motor Physiology, Pavlov’s Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Department of Physiology, Budapest University, Hungary
  • Department of Physiology, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
  • Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Great Britain

Information about cooperation also available on Research Gate (link below):

Organisational challenges

  • Organization of the XI International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society, Poznań, 2013
  • Organization of interdepartmental faculty in Poznań: Neurobiology
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