Magister philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1938. Doctor Science National, Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 1948. Docent habilitation, Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, 1950.
Doctor honorary causa, Lublin University, Poland, 1989. Doctor honorary causa, Wroclaw University, Poland, 1989.
Private assistant department agricultural microbiology Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1938-1939. Adjunct lecturer department veterinary microbiology Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, 1947-1948, adjunct lecturer microbiology laboratory, Mat. National Faculty, 1949, professor, chairman department general microbiology, 1950-1955, Wroclaw (Poland) University, 1956-1960, director Institute Botany, 1956-1960.
Professor Institute Microbiology Warsaw (Poland) University, 1961-1986, director Institute Microbiology, until 1972, chairman department Institute Microbiology, until 1983. Honorary professor, chairman Laboratory Picture and Photographic Information, Warsaw (Poland) University, from 1983. Chairman Laboratory Bacterial Genetics, Institute Immunology Experimental Therapeutics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, 1957-1960.
Vice-director Institute Bio-chemical Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, 1966-1968. Chairman Laboratory Bacterial Genetics in Department Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, 1961-1968.
Author: Life of Bacteria, 7 editions, 1968-1994, Heritage and Future, 1974, Basic Biology, 1978, It all Begins with Bacteria, 1981, Genetics, 1987, Looking for Possibilities, 1989, From Nowhere to Nowhere, 1993. Editor-in-chief Acta Microbiologica Polonica, since 1952. Contributor articles to professional journals.
Active Legion Mlodych Lewica, Cracow, 1935-1936, Polish Socialist Party, Cracow, 1937-1939, Walesa Citizen Committee, Gdansk-Warszawa, 1986-1989. Private Polish Army, 1942-1945. Member Polish Academy of Sciences, Society Advisory Science Polish, New York Academy of Sciences.
Married Karolina Szor, 1940 (divorced 1955). Children: Waleria Misiewicz, Anna Maria. Married Wladyslawa Stachal, 1956.
Children: Wladyslaw Marek, Jerzy Jakub.