Master of Science, University Warsaw, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, 1968. Dr.Hab., Institute Biochemistry and Biophysics PAS, Warsaw, 1973.
Assistant Warsaw University, 1963-1968. Adjunct Institute Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1968-1972, lecturer, 1973-1987, professor department molecular biology, since 1987, director, since 1989. Visiting scientist University Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1976.
Associate professor University Paris VII, 1980-1981. Invited professor University Paris XI, University Paris, VI, 1987, 93, 97. Director research National Center for Science Research, Paris, 1988-1989.
Consultant International Society Plant Molecular Biology, since 1995.
Member Polish Science Academy, Warsaw Science Society.
Married Ludwica Sluzewska, 1965 (divorced). Children: Jan, Anna; married Anna Ludwika Micinska, 1986.