The Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies in Łódź belongs to the network of the Polish Academy of Sciences institutes created to conduct research in selected areas of science.
The research carried out in the Centre covers the range of problems from the area of organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and polymer chemistry and physics, with special emphasis on developing methods of making advanced materials, both in the field of low molecular weight and high molecular weight products.
This includes new methods of stereoselective synthesis of complex organic molecules containing heteroatoms such as phosphorus, sulfur and silicon, new methods of stereocontrolled synthesis of modified oligonucleotides and their application in protein bioengineering as well as developing new approaches to synthetic polymers and their applications as biomaterials, materials for electronics or advanced construction materials.
The Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies is located in Łódź, the third largest Polish city (more than 800.000 inhabitants), situated in the geographical centre of Poland, about 130 km south-west of Warsaw. There is an international airport in Łódź. Additionally, a direct coach service connects Łódź with Warsaw International Airport.
The Łódź area became an important centre of the chemical and textile industry in Poland in the mid-XIX century. After the Second World War it has also developed into one of the most important academic centres in Poland, hosting the University of Łódź, the Technical University of Łódź, the Medical University and a many more specialized educational institutions at the university level, including a well recognized Academy of Movie-Making (27 universities and colleges, 122 000 students).
There is a rich cultural life in the city. The Opera House in Łódź is ranked as one of the best in Poland. There are also several theatres and museums including the interesting Museum of Contemporary Art and the Textile Industry Museum.
The Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies is placed in the downtown area, occupying four buildings at 112 Sienkiewicza Street.
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