On 3-5 October 2018, at the National Security Conference, Michał Kleiber, professor at IPPT PAN was awarded the Ring of the "100th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Poland". Professor Kleiber was honoured with the award in recognition of his contribution to national security, public interest, economic development and the reinforcement of Poland’s image abroad.

The opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2018/2019 at Biocentrum Ochota took place on October 19, 2018 (Auditorium & Exhibition hall of the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PAN).

The ceremonial Jubilee Celebration on the occasion of the 90th birthday of Professor Witold Gutkowski was held on September 28, 2018 at the Auditorium of IPPT PAN. The ceremony was honored by the presence of many distinguished representatives of the Polish researchers community.

On September 24-29, 2018, Science Festival took place at IPPT PAN. In the annual event we presented the series of lectures and laboratory presentations for audience of all ages.

Magdalena Gruziel and Maria Ekiel-Jezewska from IPPT PAN, in cooperation with Piotr Szymczak from University of Warsaw and scientists from Lausanne, demonstrated that knots tied on long microfibers settling in a fluid flatten and expand forming doughnut-like shapes. The results have been published in Physical Review Letters.