Prof. dr. hab. Adam Szewczyk was elected a correspondent member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU). PAU was established in 1872 as a result of the transformation of the Krakow Scientific Society, and the official inauguration of the Academy took place on May 7, 1873. Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences is an important opinion-forming forum in the field of science, and its main seat is in Krakow.
Prof. Adam Szewczyk has been associated with the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences from the very beginning. Here he obtained his doctoral degree under the supervision of prof. Maciej Nałęcz, and then habilitation and professorship. He heads the Laboratory of Intracellular Ion Channels and is the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Nencki Institute. For 10 years he was the director of the Nencki Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Adam Szewczyk completed numerous research internships: at the University of Bern, Nice and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He coordinates Art & Science projects carried out by the Nencki Foundation.