Top Polish lab to get EUR 5.8 mln for coronavirus research

In Gowin's opinion, the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology is the country's best institution that conducts research on viruses at the global level. Jacek Bednarczyk/PAP

The Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, south Poland, will receive PLN 25 million (EUR 5.8 mln) for research on coronavirus, Ministry of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin told a Monday press conference.

In Gowin's opinion, the Kraków centre is the country's best institution that conducts research on viruses at the global level.

"I have made the decision to allocate PLN 25 million for the Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology for research, maybe developing a vaccine, and certainly research that will enable Polish science as a part of world science to effectively counteract subsequent epidemics," the minister said, adding the virus mutates and creates new threats to human life.