The BIO-TALENT (The Creation of the Department of Integrative Plant Biology) project was submitted under FP7-ERAChairs-Pilot Call-2013. It is the first ERA Chair project in Poland funded by the European Commission to upgrade, stimulate, unlock, develop and extend the research potential of the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences through the creation of an excellent, international and interdisciplinary research Department on molecular genetics, genomics, resistance to stresses and bioinformatics.

The newly created Department of Integrative Plant Biology at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences will combine various disciplines and reinforce the research potential through joining the European Research Area, employment of excellent scientists in plant biology and strengthening international co-operation with leading European researchers and laboratories.