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History of the Polish Biometric Society 1958-1960

On a visit to Poland in April 1958, Professor Jerzy Sp艂awa-Neyman, authorized by the Board of the Biometric Society, made a proposal to the Second Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences that a society for biometrics be established in Poland. In seeking to establish scientific contacts with Polish biometricians, Sp艂awa-Neyman did not find a vacuum, but a聽ready-formed group with clearly defined interests, whose moving spirit was Julian Perkal, a聽professor at the University of Wroc艂aw. On 8 October 1948, Hugo Steinhaus had begun a聽Tuesday seminar on applications of mathematics, focused mainly on applications in the life sciences, particularly in anthropology, biology, geology, medicine and agriculture. He initially gave the seminars himself, but soon produced students and successors in the persons of J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz, Julian Perkal and Stefan Zubrzycki. At the end of the 1950s a group of local mathematicians and biologists began to form, centered around Perkal. This group included the mathematicians J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz, Stefan Zubrzycki, Franciszek Szczotka, Hubert Szczotka, Jerzy Kucharczyk, Anna Bartkowiakowa and Jan Seku艂a, the anthropologist Adam Wanke, the medic Tadeusz Bogdanik, the botanist Krzysztof Rosta艅ski, and the forestry scientist Boleslaw Rutkowski.

Following initial discussions between Sp艂awa-Neyman and representatives of the Second Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the secretariat of that Department entrusted to Professor Julian Perkal the task of setting up a society for biometrics in Poland. It was initially established as a section of the Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists, an organization that boasted a rich tradition. After nearly a year of preparation, on February 19-21, 1959, a general organizational meeting of the section was held at the Mathematics Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroc艂aw (ul. Kopernika 18). The first plenary meeting was opened by Julian Perkal at 9 o鈥檆lock on 19 February 1959. A. Bant welcomed the participants on behalf of the Copernicus Society, and Bronis艂aw Knaster wished them fruitful deliberations on behalf of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Section of Wroc艂aw Scientific Society. A list of Polish and foreign visitors who could not attend the conference was read out. A scientific talk was given by Hugo Steinhaus. The meeting was attended by about 100 people, including Anna Bartkowiakowa, Maciej Czarnowski, Jan Czekanowski, Marek Fisz, Bronis艂aw Knaster, J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz, Edward Niedokos, Wiktor Oktaba, Miko艂aj Olekiewicz, Julian Perkal, Hugo Steinhaus, Adam Wanke and Stefan Zubrzycki. All of Poland鈥檚 major research centers were represented. Four plenary lectures were delivered. The first was given by Jan Czekanowski from Pozna艅, who spoke about the achievements of the Polish school of anthropology. On the second day of the conference plenary talks were given by Miko艂aj Olekiewicz from Lublin and Marek Fisz from Warsaw, who discussed the concept of homogeneity of alternative characteristics and certain non-parametric tests for the k-sample problem. On the third day Julian Perkal gave a lecture on multivariate analysis. Proceedings also took place separately in groups devoted to anthropology, dendrometry, medicine, and experimental design and analysis. In total 35 reports were made. This large number was evidence of the need for a聽forum for joint scientific meetings to enable the exchange of ideas and experiences.

On the last day of the meeting, 38 persons signed declarations of membership. It was resolved to grant all of them the title of founding member. The meeting elected the Management Board of the Biometric Section, composed of Julian Perkal (chairman), Franciszek Szczotka (secretary) and J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (treasurer), as well as a Scientific Council, which consisted of Maciej Czarnowski (Krak贸w, later Wroc艂aw), Halina Milicerowa (Warsaw), Wiktor Oktaba (Lublin) and Adam Wanke (Wroc艂aw). Professor Oktaba needs no introduction. Maciej Czarnowski was a聽forestry scientist, and Halina Milicerowa and Adam Wanke were anthropologists.


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History of the Polish Biometric Society 1961-1964

In early 1961 the Biometric Section of the Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists became the Polish Biometric Society. Its charter was approved by the state authorities on May 26, 1961. The purpose of the Society was the practice and dissemination of biometric methods, that is, mathematical methods in the biological and biotechnological sciences. The Society decided to pursue this aim through cooperation among mathematicians and natural scientists of different specialties, by organizing meetings, courses, seminars, conventions and conferences, by the publication of printed works and materials, and by the promotion of biometric methods through publications, lectures and consultations. The charter stated that the Society would be based in Wroc艂aw. Even as early as 1961 the Society was showing signs of vigorous activity: it organized a colloquium on homogeneity, a course in statistics for physicians, and two meetings at which papers were presented.

On February 16-17, 1962 a second biometric conference was held in Wroc艂aw, at the Mathematics Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ul. Kopernika 18), attended by about 70 members. The proceedings took place in two sections, in which 16 papers and reports were delivered. The first General Meeting of members of the PBS was held on February 17, 1962. The General Meeting approved the Society鈥檚 charter and some organizational changes, and elected a聽Management Board consisting of Julian Perkal (chairman), Adam Wanke (vice-chairman), Hubert Szczotka (secretary), Anna Waliszko (treasurer), Bo偶ena P艂onka (deputy secretary) and Zygmunt Welon (deputy treasurer), as well as an Audit Committee composed of J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (chairman), Tadeusz Nowakowski and Noemi Wigdorowicz-Makowerowa. The General Meeting also elected the members of the Scientific Council, who were Jan Czekanowsk (Pozna艅; chairman), Tadeusz Bogdanik (Bia艂ystok), Walery Bogus艂awski (Gda艅sk), Mieczys艂aw Choynowski (Warsaw), Maciej Czarnowski (Krak贸w), Bronis艂aw Knaster (Wroc艂aw), Halina Milicerowa (Warsaw), Wiktor Oktaba (Lublin), Julian Perkal (Wroc艂aw), Kazimierz Petrusewicz (Warsaw), Wanda St臋艣licka-Mydlarska (Toru艅) and Adam Wanke (Wroc艂aw).

A few words should be said about Jan Czekanowski. He was a world-renowned scientist who introduced modern statistical methods into anthropological research. He was a professor at the University of Lw贸w (Lviv) and later in Pozna艅. He was a graduate in anthropology, medicine and mathematics. He originated the well-known diagram method for hierarchical clustering, and wrote a textbook titled "Outline of statistical methods in applications to anthropology" published by the Warsaw Scientific Society in 1913. This was the first statistical textbook written in Polish to describe modern methods of analysis of empirical data and proper interpretation of the results. Printed just two years after the appearance of the world's first textbook of modern mathematical statistics, George Yule's An Introduction to the Theory of Statistics, it played an important role in the dissemination of biometrics among Polish scholars during the interwar period.

In the 1962-1963 academic year the PBS ran seminars in biometrics at three centers - Lublin, Warsaw and Wroc艂aw. Topics discussed related to analysis of variance, taxonomic methods, hypothesis testing, mathematical genetics and numerical methods.

Noting the declining attendance at these meetings, the PBS Management Board decided to establish a minimum level of knowledge among its members by publishing relevant instructional materials. The first volume of these appeared as Listy Biometryczne ("Biometrical Letters") No. 1-2, dated 1964. The journal鈥檚 editor was Julian Perkal, and its secretary was Hubert Szczotka. An editorial stated that: "Biometrical Letters is intended to reach, primarily, members of the Polish Biometric Society. The purpose of this journal is to spread and deepen knowledge of biometrics, that is, knowledge of and ability to apply mathematical methods in the biological sciences. We will therefore publish methodological articles and research papers in various fields of biometrics. The first of these are intended to introduce the existing methods of biometrics to the reader. The next are to describe new biometric methods and interesting creative uses of mathematical and statistical methods in the biological sciences. As an organ of the Polish Biometric Society, Biometrical Letters will also inform the reader about the Society鈥檚 life and work, and in particular its conventions, conferences and seminars. If it proves possible, we will publish reports on such events." The article ends with the words: "We hope that our journal will contribute to the spread of biometric knowledge among Polish scholars, and to the development of its methods and applications." The first volume of Biometrical Letters contains the first part of an article by Julian Perkal titled "The probabilistic basis of biometrics". The remainder of this article appears in No. 3-5, also dated 1964.

On February 12-13, 1964, again at the Mathematics Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroc艂aw (ul. Kopernika 18), another biometrical conference was held. The second day of the conference saw the second General Meeting of members of the Society, at which a new Management Board was elected, consisting of Adam Wanke (chairman), Halina Milicerowa (vice-chair), Stefan Zubrzycki (secretary), Anna Waliszko (treasurer), Jan Seku艂a and Zygmunt Welon, as well as an Audit Committee composed of J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (chairman), Tadeusz Nowakowski and Noemi Wigdorowicz-Makowerowa. The General Meeting also elected a new Scientific Council: Jan Czekanowski (Pozna艅; chairman), Tadeusz Bogdanik (Bia艂ystok), Mieczyslaw Choynowski (Warsaw), Maciej Czarnowski (Krak贸w), Bronis艂aw Knaster (Wroc艂aw), J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (Wroc艂aw), Halina Milicerowa (Warsaw), Wiktor Oktaba (Lublin), Julian Perkal (Wroc艂aw), Hugo Steinhaus (Wroc艂aw), Wanda St臋艣licka-Mydlarska (Toru艅) and Adam Wanke (Wroc艂aw). It was decided that the Society would hold scientific conference in late January or early February of each year.

A few words about the new Chairman of the PBS Management Board. Professor Adam Wanke was born on 24 December 1906 in Lw贸w (Lviv). He graduated in anthropology from the University of Lw贸w, as a student of Jan Czekanowski. He became a professor at the University of Wroc艂aw, and head of the Anthropology Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He created a somatic typology of men, distinguishing four types of body, which were compared to the shapes of the letters A, V, H and I. Students of the anthropologist called these types "the four letters of Adam Wanke". He also originated two new statistical methods of classification in anthropology.


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History of the Polish Biometric Society 1965-1969

The Society continued to develop consistently and successfully, in spite of some inopportune events. On 20 July 1965 Professor Jan Czekanowski - prominent anthropologist, PBS founding member and chairman of its Scientific Council - died in Szczecin. The chair of the Scientific Council was taken over by Halina Milicerowa, professor of anthropology at the College of Physical Education in Warsaw, with interests in applications of anthropology in sports and physical education. On September 17, 1965, Julian Perkal died in Wroc艂aw aged 52. He was a聽founding member of the PBS, the first chairman of its Management Board, and editor of Biometrical Letters. The main idea behind his work was the practical application of mathematical methods in the study of biology in the broadest sense, and in this area he left behind a considerable scientific and organizational legacy. He was the real creator of the Society and the mainspring of its activity.

In 1966, starting from volume 12-15 of Biometrical Letters, there was a change to the journal's staff. The PBS Management Board appointed Stefan Zubrzycki editor and Jerzy Wawrzynek editorial secretary. The volume includes the first list of PBS members, supplements to which appear in volumes 16-18 (1967) and 23-25 (1969).

The next biometrical conference took place at the Anthropology Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences, at ul. Ku藕nicza 35, Wroc艂aw, on February 12-13, 1967. A total of 16 papers were delivered. On the second day of the conference the third General Meeting of members of the PBS was took place. This elected a new Management Board, composed of Adam Wanke (chairman), Stefan Zubrzycki (vice-chairman), J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (secretary), Anna Waliszko (treasurer), Franciszek Szczotka and Jan Seku艂a, as well as an Audit Committee consisting of Tadeusz Bogdanik, Wiktor Oktaba and Tadeusz Cali艅ski. Three new members were also elected to the Scientific Council: Zygmunt Nawrocki, Mieczys艂aw Warmus and Stefan Zubrzycki. Halina Milicerowa continued to chair the Council.

On February 12-13, 1968, the next PBS conference took place in Wroc艂aw, where 10 papers were delivered. At the next conference, again held in Wroc艂aw on June 10, 1969, there were 14聽papers delivered.

On December 18, 1968, Professor Stefan Zubrzycki died in Wroc艂aw at the age of 41. He was a聽founding member of the PBS and vice-chairman of its Management Board, as well as the editor of Biometrical Letters. On May 19, 1969, the Management Board elected J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz to the position of vice-chairman, and Franciszek Szczotka was appointed editor of the journal. The Management Board was joined by Zygmunt Welon, who also took over the role of editorial secretary.


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History of the Polish Biometric Society 1970-1987

On February 10, 1970, the fourth General Meeting of members of the PBS was held in Wroc艂aw. A Management Board was elected composed of Adam Wanke (chairman), Mieczys艂aw Warmus (vice-chairman), Zygmunt Welon (secretary), Anna Waliszko (treasurer), Tadeusz Cali艅ski and Jerzy Kucharczyk, and an Audit Committee composed of J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (chairman), Tadeusz Bogdanik and Jan Seku艂a. The new Scientific Council consisted of J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz (chairman), Tadeusz Bogdanik, Tadeusz Cali艅ski, Maciej Czarnowski, Zbigniew K臋dzierski, Bronis艂aw Knaster, Halina Milicerowa, Zygmunt Nawrocki, Wiktor Oktaba, Franciszek Szczotka, Adam Wanke and Mieczys艂aw Warmus.

In 1970, an initiative was launched whereby the Polish Biometric Society, together with the Crop Sciences Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, would organize September conferences in biometrics at various places in Poland, and the papers presented at the conferences would be printed. The initiator and academic organizer of these conferences was Professor Wiktor Oktaba. The first was held in Lublin on September 19-30, 1970. This began a聽series of meetings which would take place under the name Methodological Colloquium of Agricultural Biometrics. Papers from each Colloquium were printed jointly by the PBS and the Crop Sciences Committee. From 1970 to 1994 there were 24 volumes of conference materials published under this title. These volumes were produced by an editorial committee composed of:

  • (1970鈥1982) Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Eugeniusz Bilski, Tadeusz Cali艅ski and Witold Klonecki,
  • (1983鈥1990) Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Tadeusz Cali艅ski, Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko, Leszek Malicki and Jan Seku艂a,
  • (1991鈥1994) Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Bronis艂aw Ceranka, Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko, Leszek Malicki and Jan Seku艂a.

From 1995 the name of the conferences was changed to Biometrical Colloquium, being organized independently by the Polish Biometric Society. The volumes containing published conference materials were also renamed Biometrical Colloquium, becoming the second official journal of the Polish Biometric Society after Biometrical Letters. In 2007 the journal changed its name to Colloquium Biometricum, and continues to appear under that title today. Papers are published in English only. The editorial staff has consisted of:

  • (1995鈥2000) Wiktor Oktaba (editor-in-chief), Bronis艂aw Ceranka, Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko, Leszek Malicki, Stanis艂aw Mejza, Tadeusz Przybysz,
  • (2001鈥2007) Wiktor Oktaba (editor-in-chief), Miros艂awa Weso艂owska-Janczarek (deputy editor), Joanna Tarasi艅ska (secretary), Barbara Bogacka (London), Bronis艂aw Ceranka (Pozna艅), Pavel Flak (Nitra, Slovakia), Wojtek Krzanowski (Exeter, UK), Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko (Pozna艅), Leszek Malicki (Lublin; died June 23, 2003), Stanis艂aw Mejza (Pozna艅), Tadeusz Przybysz (Lublin; died November 21, 2007),
  • (2008鈥2009) Wiktor Oktaba (editor-in-chief), Miros艂awa Weso艂owska-Janczarek (deputy editor), Joanna Tarasi艅ska (secretary), Barbara Bogacka (London), Bronis艂aw Ceranka (Pozna艅), Pavel Flak (Nitra, Slovakia), Krystyna Katulska (Pozna艅), Andrzej Kornacki (Lublin), Wojtek Krzanowski (Exeter, UK), Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko (Pozna艅).

On September 6, 2009, Professor Wiktor Oktaba died in Lublin. He was a聽founding member of the PBS, a member of its Scientific Council since its inception, and its chairman from 1976 onwards; he also served as academic organizer of all of the biometrical colloquia, and as editor-in-chief of Colloquium Biometricum from its launch in 1970. His death was a painful loss for the Society.

Since 2010, the editor-in-chief of Biometricum Colloquium has been Miros艂awa Weso艂owska-Janczarek. The remainder of the editorial team is unchanged, except that the position of deputy editor is not filled.

We return now to 1971. On March 27 of that year, Adam Wanke died in Wroc艂aw. He was a聽founding member of the PBS and served as chairman of its Management Board. Following this painful loss, on May 28, 1971, an Extraordinary General Meeting of members of the Society was held in Warsaw to elect a new chair of the Management Board. Members elected Maciej Czarnowski, a forestry scientist and ecologist and an assistant professor at the University of Wroc艂aw.

On February 25, 1972, Professor Hugo Steinhaus died in Wroc艂aw. He was co-founder of the Wroc艂aw school of mathematics, a founding member of the PBS, and a member of its Scientific Council from 1964 to 1967.

At the scientific conference held in Wroc艂aw on February 3-4, 1972, a total of 12 papers were delivered.

The next biometrical conference took place in Wroc艂aw on February 11-12, 1973. Again 12 papers were delivered. On the second day of the conference the fifth General Meeting of members of the Society took place, electing a new Management Board which included Maciej Czarnowski (chairman), Pawe艂 Bergman (secretary) and Anna Bartkowiakowa (treasurer); sources give no information about other members elected. The chairman of the Audit Committee was Czes艂aw Kania; again no other information is available about other members. The Scientific Council consisted of Tadeusz Cali艅ski (chairman), Tadeusz Bogdanik, Maciej Czarnowski, Zbigniew K臋dzierski, J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz, Halina Milicerowa, Wiktor Oktaba, Czes艂aw Platt, Franciszek Szczotka, Mieczys艂aw Warmus and Zygmunt Welon.

On April 23-24, 1974, a conference was organized in Wroc艂aw by the PBS and the Computing Centre of the University of Wroc艂aw. A total of 19 papers were delivered.

The next biometrical conference took place in Wroc艂aw on January 25-26, 1976. There were 15 papers delivered, and on the second day the sixth General Meeting of members of the Society elected a Management Board consisting of Jan Seku艂a (chairman), Zygmunt Welon (vice-chairman), Hubert Szczotka (secretary), Anna Bartkowiakowa (treasurer), Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko and Adam 艁omnicki, and an Audit Committee consisting of Czes艂aw Kania (chairman), Adam Haleczko and Eugeniusz Malec. A new Scientific Council was also elected, composed of Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Tadeusz Bogdanik, Tadeusz Cali艅ski, Maciej Czarnowski, Adam 艁omnicki, J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz, Czes艂aw Platt, Jan Seku艂a, Franciszek Szczotka, Teofil Szulga, Mieczys艂aw Warmus and Zygmunt Welon.

Adam 艁omnicki is an ecologist, a retired professor of the Jagiellonian University, and full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the author of the textbook Wprowadzenie do statystyki dla przyrodnik贸w ("Introduction to statistics for natural scientists"), whose fourth edition, revised and expanded, was published by PWN (Warsaw) in 2010. Teofil Szulga is a professor at the Ludwik Hirszfeld Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Wroc艂aw.

Another PBS conference was held in Wroc艂aw on January 31 and February 1, 1977, devoted to factor analysis and its applications. A total of 11 papers were delivered. The next conference, on January 30-31, 1978, again in Wroc艂aw, was devoted to analysis of variance and its applications.

On January 28鈥29, 1979, another conference was held in Wroc艂aw, devoted to discriminant analysis and its applications in the life sciences. There were 11 papers delivered. On the second day the seventh General Meeting of members of the Society elected a new Management Board composed of Jan Seku艂a (chairman), Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko (vice-chairman), Hubert Szczotka (secretary), Anna Bartkowiakowa (treasurer), Edward Niedokos and Zygmunt Welon, and an Audit Committee composed of Czes艂aw Kania (chairman), Bogumi艂 Grala and Adam Haleczko. Also elected was a new Scientific Council consisting of Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Tadeusz Cali艅ski, Czes艂aw Kania, Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko, J贸zef 艁ukaszewicz, Marian Piech, Czes艂aw Platt, Tadeusz Przybysz, Jan Seku艂a, Franciszek Szczotka, Mieczys艂aw Warmus and Zygmunt Welon. The General Meeting also adopted the following two resolutions:

  1. The General Meeting expresses its appreciation and thanks to Professor Wiktor Oktaba for his contribution to the development of biometrics through his organization of the Colloquia in Agricultural Biometrics.
  2. The General Meeting gives thanks to the authorities of Wroc艂aw Agricultural College for their assistance in organizing the Society鈥檚 annual conferences.

On February 4-5, 1980, a conference was held in Wroc艂aw devoted to applications of statistical methods in the life sciences. A total of 10 papers were delivered. On February 2-3, 1981, again in Wroc艂aw, the twentieth anniversary conference was held, at which 17 papers were delivered.

On February 7-9, 1983, an annual conference took place devoted to software for statistical methods. The meeting took place in the building of the Land Reclamation Department at Wroc艂aw Agricultural College, Plac Grunwaldzki 24. There were 37 papers delivered. On the afternoon of February 7 the eighth General Meeting of members of the Society took place, at which it was resolved to add to section 24 of the Society鈥檚 charter a new paragraph d): "The Scientific Council acts as the editorial board of the Society鈥檚 publications." This change to the charter gained official approval on April 28, 1983. Another resolution stated that 鈥淢embers of the editorial staff of Biometrical Letters are appointed and dismissed by the Scientific Council in consultation with the Management Board.鈥 A new Management Board was elected consisting of Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko (chairman), Anna Bartkowiak (vice-chair), Krystyna Katulska (secretary), Hubert Szczotka (treasurer), Witold Kup艣膰 (deputy secretary) and Henryk Mikos (deputy treasurer), as well as an Audit Committee consisting of Czes艂aw Kania (chairman), Wies艂aw Wagner and Zygmunt Welon. The new Scientific Council was composed of Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Jerzy Baksalary, Anna Bartkowiak, Tadeusz Cali艅ski, Rados艂aw Kala, Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko, Marian Piech, Jan Seku艂a and Franciszek Szczotka. Franciszek Szczotka informed the General Meeting that he had resigned from the position of editor-in-chief of Biometrical Letters as from January 1, 1983. Consequently, on February 8, 1983, a joint meeting of the new Management Board and Scientific Council took place, which appointed a new editorial staff of Biometrical Letters consisting of Radoslaw Kala (editor-in-chief), Jerzy Baksalary (deputy editor) and Hanna Chudzik (secretary). In 1984, Biometrical Letters Vol. XXI, No. 1 appeared (with the English name as its subtitle) under the auspices of the new editorial staff. The PBS Management Board obtained authorization from the chairman of the Central Office of Inspection of Press and Performances in Warsaw to publish Biometrical Letters as an official journal of the Society. The Academic Publishing House of Adam Mickiewicz University became the journal鈥檚 publisher.

On February 6鈥7, 1984, another PBS conference was held, this time in Pozna艅, organized together with Adam Mickiewicz University. The meeting took place at the University鈥檚 Collegium Novum building. There were 17 papers presented, and a social evening was organized on February 6 at the Carriage House in Czerniejewo.

In 1984, Henryk Mikos, a member of the PBS Management Board, died in Pozna艅.

On February 4-5, 1985, another conference was held in Pozna艅, again organized jointly with Adam Mickiewicz University, where 18 papers were delivered.

On a nomination of the PBS Management Board, Dr. Anna Bartkowiakowa was awarded a prize of the Polish Academy of Sciences for 1984.

The next biometrical conference was held in Pozna艅 on February 2鈥3, 1986. On the second day the ninth General Meeting of members of the Society took place, electing a new Management Board consisting of Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko (chairman), Anna Bartkowiakowa (vice-chair), Krystyna Katulska (secretary), Ewa Krusi艅ska (treasurer), Edward Niedokos (deputy secretary) and Stanis艂aw Gnot (deputy treasurer), and an Audit Committee composed of Jan Suwa艂a, Hubert Szczotka and Wies艂aw Wagner. The new Scientific Council consisted of Wiktor Oktaba (chairman), Tadeusz Cali艅ski (vice-chairman), Jan Seku艂a (secretary), Anna Bartkowiakowa, Stanis艂aw Gnot, Rados艂aw Kala, Miros艂aw Krzy艣ko, Edward Niedokos and Marian Piech.

A new editorial staff of Biometrical Letters was appointed from 1987. It was composed of Zygmunt Kaczmarek (editor-in-chief), Bronis艂aw Ceranka (deputy editor) and Pawe艂 Krajewski (secretary).


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