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Tomasz Poprawka, PhD is a graduate of the Poznan University of Life Sciences where he obtained his master’s degree in biotechnology. He also participated in the MSc Advances Studies in Molecular Biotechnology program at the University of Ghent in Belgium. In 2004, he started his four-year doctoral studies at the John Innes Centre in Norwich in UK. After receiving his PhD from the University of East Anglia, he moved to the National Institute of Basic Biology in Okazaki (Japan) as part of the JSPS scholarship. In 2010, he returned to Poland and joined the team of the Foundation for Polish Science, where he was involved in overseeing the implementation of programs financed from FNP own funds and programs financed under the ERDF. Since November 2018, he has been part of the Polish Science Contact Agency (PolSCA) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Brussels, where he was involved in monitoring science, research and innovation policy at the European Union level as a policy expert. Since 2020 he leads the PolSCA Office in Brussels.