The founder of Polish bioinorganic chemistry, currently working at the interface between chemistry and biology. At the Department of Chemistry, University of Wroclaw, he created one of the most dynamic research teams – the Bioinorganic and Biomedical Chemistry group. Visiting Professor at the Universities of Strasbourg, Siena, Ferrara, Florence, Sassari, Cagliari, Lille, Dunkirk and Paris. He has supervised 37 PhDs. Scientific achievements: Hirsch index of 47, over 540 original papers, 20 book chapters, over 550 conference speeches and over 400 invited lectures given at international and national conferences and at various universities. Cited more than 10000 times. From 2016 Ordinary Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. From 2018 Correspondent Member of The Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences. Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Gdańsk and Doctor Honoris Causa of the National Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev, Ukraine. Honorary Professor of Wroclaw University of Technology. Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CSc, FRSC).