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Jerzy Michal Józef Maj

Jerzy Michal Józef Maj, Polish pharmacologist, educator. Diplomate in pharmacy. Recipient Polonia Restituta (Commander Cross), State Council, 2000, Anna Monica Foundation award, 1981, Issekutz Order, Hungarian Pharmaceutical Society, 1979, Buchheim plaque Pharmacol. Society German Democratic Republic, 1979, Prime Minister prize, 1998, Copernicus medal Polish Academy of Sciences, 1999.


  • Maj, Jerzy Michal Józef was born on July 14, 1922 in Brzesc, Poland. Son of Józef and Franciszka (Dudek) Maj.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy habilitation, Medical Academy, Cracow, Poland, 1962. Doctor (honorary), Medical Academy, Lublin, Poland, 1988.

      Doctor (honorary), Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, 1989.


    • From assistant professor to adjunct professor Medical Academy, Cracow, 1950-1964, associate professor, head pharmacology Lublin, 1964-1967. From associate professor to professor Institute Pharmacology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, 1967-1992, director, 1977-1992, professor emeritus, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate in pharmacy.


    • Author: (with others) Current Developments in Psychopharmacology, 1976, Reviews of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, 1984, Antidepressants: Thirty Years on, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    With Polish Underground Army, 1942-1945. Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy Arts and Sciences, Hungarian Pharmacol. Society (honorary), Polish Pharmacol.

    Society (honorary), German Society of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology (honorary), German Society Biological Psychiatry (honorary), others.



    History, touring.


    • Married Maria Tabeau, January 31, 1950 (divorced 1964). Children: Andrzej, Krzysztof. Married Ewa Georgiades, May 31, 1972.
    • father: Józef Maj
    • mother: Franciszka (Dudek) Maj
    • spouses: Maria Tabeau
    • Ewa Georgiades
    • children: Andrzej Maj
    • Krzysztof Maj
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    Born July 14, 1922
    • 1949
      Jagiellonian University
    • 1962
      Doctor of Philosophy hab.
    • 1988
      Medical Academy
    • 1989
      Semmelweis University
    • 1950 - 1964
      From assistant, professor to adjunct professor Medical Academy
      Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
    • 1967 - 1992
      from associate, professor to professor Institute Pharmacology
      Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland
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