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Research in the centre revolves around broadly understood biology, physics, and chemistry of bacteria, in particular human pathogens.

The Centre’s main objective is to combine experiments and mathematical modelling to better understand bacterial growth and evolution in the natural environment of pathogenic bacteria: the interior of an animal cell and animal secretions.

The Centre is located in the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAN, Warsaw, Poland.

To fulfill its mission, the Centre has partnered with the Evolutionary Theory Department at the MPI Plön. This partnership is the origin of the name “Dioscuri” – in Greek mythology, the Dioscuri were the twin brothers Castor and Pollux.

The Centre is co-funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and NAWA. The Dioscuri programme is coordinated by the German Max Planck Gesellschaft and the Polish National Science Centre.