• a. Wiesław Makarewicz was the co-founder and first dean of the Intercollegiate School of Biotechnology, University of Gdańsk, MUG
  • Emeritus Professor in the Department and Department of Biochemistry, former Head of the Department of Medical Biotechnology
  • As one of the few non-professional historians, Prof. Wiesław Makarewicz was a member of the NCU team in Toruń implementing a grant under the National Humanities Development Program From here we go to the stars. Uniwersytet Stefana Batorego, 1919-1939.

Distinguished biochemist

a. Wiesław Makarewicz He was co-founder and first Dean of the Intercollegiate School of Biotechnology at the University of Gdask and MUG. Emeritus Professor in the Department and Department of Biochemistry, former Head of the Department of Medical Biotechnology.

Chairman of the Pomorsky District Council of Mayors in 2002-2005. Specializes in the field of enzymes, ammonia formation and purine compounds metabolism.

In 2005-2015, he was the editor-in-chief of the university monthly newspaper Gazeta AMG. First Professor Emeritus of the Medical University of Gdask was awarded the title of Aesculapus Jedaensis in 2018.

He defended his doctorate in biochemistry in 1964, received his qualification in 1975. In 1988 he was awarded the title of associate professor, and in 1995 the position of professor in the department and department of biochemistry at the Medical University of Gdask. Author or co-author of 60 scientific publications and four books. Author of several publications on the history of Stefan Batory University in Vilnius and the Vilnius Roots of the Medical University in Gdask.

philanthropist and collaborator

a. Wiesław Makarewicz was also a well-known philanthropist and social activist, a founding member of the Gdańsk Neptun Lions Club and a two-time Governor of the 121 Polska Lions Clubs International District.

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He was a member of several scientific societies, including the Polish Biochemical Society (headed the PTBIoch branch in Gdask in 1989-1996), the Gdask Scientific Society, and the European Society for the Study of Purine and Pyrimidine Metabolism in Man in 1997-1999.

He was, among others, awarded: Golden Cross of Merit (1983), Knight of the Bologna Restituta Order (1988), Medal of Merit from the Medical Academy of Gdansk (1995), Medal of the National Education Commission (1998), Pomeranian Medal Voivodeship Sint Sua Praemia Laudi (2004), Officer Medal of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2005), Medal of Gdańsk University (2005) and 50th Anniversary Medal of University of Gdask (2021).

In his private life, Professor Wiesław Makarewicz liked to spend his spare time resting in a summer house in Kashubia. His passion became to collect information about the history of Vilnius, in particular about Stefan Batory University in Vilnius. As one of the few non-professional historians, he was a member of the team at the Nicolas Copernican University of Torun which implements a scholarship under the National Program for the Development of the Humanities From here we go to the stars. Uniwersytet Stefana Batorego, 1919–1939.