Wiesław I. Gruszecki is a professor and head of the Department of Biophysics. He was graduated in physics from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland (1984) and received his PhD from the same university (1986). Dr. Gruszecki received his DSc degree (habilitation) in biophysics from Jagiellonian University in Krakow (1993) and a title of professor from the President of the Republic of Poland in 1999.

The research activity of Prof. Gruszecki is focused on biophysical aspects of photosynthesis, role of carotenoids in biomembranes, polyene antibiotics, photo-physics and molecular spectroscopy. He was a supervisor of 10 graduate students who had prepared their PhD thesis in his lab.

Prof. Wiesław I. Gruszecki is currently a President of the Polish Biophysical Society.

Wiesław has spent some time as a research associate and visiting professor in many places in the world, among others in Canada, France, Switzerland, Germany and USA.

He likes music (classic and jazz), theater and cooking tasty food.

Wiesław is married (wife Ewa, psychotherapist) and has three children: Natalia (graduated from the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw), Ignacy (graduated from the Academy of Music in Katowice) and Maria (a student of the Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw).