Construction of a new IFB building
In December 2012, the University of Gdansk signed an agreement (no UDA-POIS.13.01-008/12-00) for the construction of a new building for IFB. For the end of 2015 the opening of a new research and teaching complex has been planned. The usable area will be 7 868,18 m² and will cover 4 floors and a basement level.
It will be one of the most modern research and teaching buildings, including core facility laboratories such as: Bioinformatics Laboratory, Laboratory of Biomolecular Analysis, Laboratory of In Vitro Plant Breeding, Phytotron Facilities, Laboratories for work in BSL3 standard, Isotope Laboratory Type III.
The building will guarantee a modern space for students and PhD students. It will include: teaching laboratories, seminar rooms, computer rooms, an auditory for 180 people, rooms for our Student Scientific Club, a reading room, a room for the Faculty Board. Computer rooms will be fully equipped – there will be 123 ICT workstations. The Bioinformatics Laboratory will include a special computing area.
Both – core facility laboratories and the computing area will be available for teachers and students within classes. Classrooms and laboratories will be equipped with new media solutions (interactive whiteboards, multimedia projectors) enabling multimedia presentations during classes. There will also be additional rooms & areas: storage for chemical and biological waste, dry ice generator, an area for bicycle parking. The building include 3 special safety zones and controlled access will be implemented for each of these parts of the building.
The new building will be situated on the premises of the Gdansk University campus in Gdansk-Oliwa close to the Chemistry and Biology buildings. It will contribute to the integration of the university and facilitate the conducting of joint programmes and research work.
The total cost of the project is approx. 15 million EUR and funding comes from the funds of the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment (EU Structural Funds).
Start of classes in the new building is planned for October 2015.