Magdalena Fikus

Of Mice and Men : a Short Discourse on Genetics

TEDxWarsaw 2016

14 min watch

She is a molecular biology professor, lecturer (also at University of Third Age and Children’s University), and author. She is also a member of the Copernicus Science Centre Programme Council, and the president of the Science Promotion Council of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Magdalena Fikus explains why it is wise to take time when making decisions at the level of DNA. A wearer of many hats, all of which are lined with a deep desire to popularise science and broaden discussion about it. Accomplished scientist and a passionate educator, Professor Magdalena Fikus has recently been recognized with the Order of Polonia Restituta - Commander's Cross with Star; one of Poland's highest awards. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at