Medical University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland
Dr. P. Szefer was dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Gdansk (MUG) (1996-2002) and since 2000 he has been the head of the Department of Food Sciences, MUG. He was awarded full Professorship in 2000. His life achievement of comprises more ca. 360 full-length papers, five books published by Elsevier, CRC Press–Taylor & Francis, Maralte Publishers and European Science Foundation, 30 book chapters, and the editing of 2 special issues, i.e., Applied Geochemistry (Elsevier) and Marine Pollution Bulletin (Elsevier). He has also published ca. 370 conference abstracts and 40 general articles connected with his professional activities. He has given ca 60 lectures at international conferences or at the scientific institutions and universities he has visited. He has cooperated or is cooperating with partners from 32 countries. He has held the posts of ‘Visiting Professor’ or ‘Visiting Researcher’ in many scientific institutions in 16 countries and has hosted researchers from 17 countries in his own laboratory. Professor P. Szefer has written ca. 2300 reviews including ca. 1800 reviews of manuscripts for 120 different international journals. He has been a long-standing member of more than 40 scientific societies, advisory editorial boards of journals, scientific organizations both at home and abroad including international organizations, e.g. the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR). He was chosen to be an expert in the WG Marine Board – European Science Foundation. Prof. Szefer has supervised 14 Ph.D. students (9 with distinction) and more than 100 MSc theses. Number of citations = 4684, h-index = 39 and i10-index = 100 (according to Google Scholar).