Prof. Piotr Skowron is a leading and awarded scientist in the field of molecular biotechnology and molecular biology. Since 1985 he has been employed at the University of Gdansk (Poland), where in 2007, as head of department, he has created the Dept. of Molecular Biotechnology, introducing the molecular biology area of research at the Chemistry Division and establishing a specialized research team. He received several research grants and published numerous scientific publications and patents. In 2014 he gained the professor title from the President of Poland.
As a founder of the ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity he believes it is important to protect genetic resources which have evolved over hundreds of millions of years and whose loss leeds to irreversible impoverishment of biodiversity. He would like the Foundation to support committed people on the frontline in the fight for the natural environment.