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Life sciences / TARKOWSKI, ANDRZEJ K.



Present Director of the Institute of Zoology, Warsaw University, Poland

Research interests

Tarkowski has been a world leader in research on the early development of mammals. His pioneering research not only advanced developmental biology but also laid the foundation to the thriving research fields of embryonic stem cells and animal cloning.

Prizes and awards

Albert Brachet Prize of the Royal Academy of Belgium "for research in experimental mammalian embryology" (1980)

Polish National Award "for research in mammalian embryology" (1980)

Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation (USA) Award "in recognition of pioneering work in the field of mammalian embryology and new techniques in analysing chromosome abnormalities in mammals" (1984)

Embryo Transfer Pioneer Award, International Embryo Transfer Society (1991)

Doctor honoris causa of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland (2000)

Japan Prize, Science and Technology Foundation of Japan (2002)

Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (1974 -)
Foreign Member of the French Academy of Sciences (1984 -)
Member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (1990 -)
Member of the Academia Europaea (1991 -)


Tarkowski, A.K. (1959) Experiments on the development of isolated blastomeres of mouse eggs. Nature 184, 1286-1287

Tarkowski, A.K. (1961) Mouse chimaeras developed from fused eggs. Nature 190, 857-860.

Tarkowski, A.K. (1966) An air-drying method for chromosome preparations from mouse eggs. Cytogenetics 5, 394-400.

Tarkowski, A.K. and Wroblewska, J. (1967) Development of blastomeres of mouse eggs isolated at the 4- and 8-cell stage. J. Embryol. exp. Morph., 18, 155-180.

Tarkowski,A.K., Witkowska, A., and Nowicka, J. (1970) Experimental parthenogenesis in the mouse. Nature 226, 162-165.

Tarkowski, A.K. and Rossant, J. (1976) Haploid mouse blastocysts developed from bisected zygotes. Nature 259, 663-665.

Tarkowski, A.K., Witkowska, A. and Opas, J. (1977) Development of cytochalasin B-induced tetraploid and diploid/tetraploid mosaic mouse embryos. J. Embryol. exp. Morph. 41, 47-64.

Czolowska, R., Modlinski, J.A. and Tarkowski, A.K. (1984) Behaviour of thymocyte nuclei in non-activated and activated mouse oocytes. J. Cell Sci. 69, 19-34.

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