About us

The Research Centre of Quarantine, Invasive and Genetically Modified Organisms was established basing on the disposition of  Director of the IPP – NRI on July 1, 2009. It is a modern and unique unit in the country, fulfilling the highest phytosanitary requirement’s standards (SL3) defined in directives of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of June 28, 2004 (Monitor No. 158, entry 1660) and EPPO standard PM3/64(1). The object also fulfils II/III degree of leak tightness for the research with the use of genetically modified organisms defined by directive of Environment Minister of November 29, 2002 (Monitor No. 212, entry 1798).

In the Centre will be carried out the investigations on harmfulness, biology and control of quarantine andinvasive organisms, also with the use of genetically modified organisms. The research will be performed by scientific workers of the Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute in Poznań, where necessary background will be provided by the Centre personnel. In the Centre there also will be carried out the research work ordered by other research units as well as by the national subjects.

The area of the Centre is 800 m2, of which the greenhouse occupies ca 280 m2. The whole object is fully automated based on technology of Siemens Co. Because of this it is possible to monitor conditions in individual greenhouse cabins and laboratories,  and also to record archival data. The system continuously records the object safety, in each second performing several thousands of measurements and it supplies the information about all possible deviations. In the Centre is at present implemented LIMS software system enabling current control of displacing of quarantine organisms, efficient organizing of work, and maximal capacity of using of greenhouse cabins.