Michał T. Kwiatek was born in Poznań, Poland in 1985. He did his M.Sc. at the Poznań University of Life Sciences and joined the Laboratory of Distant Hybrids at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań. His Ph.D. thesis was considering the cytogenetic analysis of Aegilops-triticale hybrids. As a Ph. D. candidate and later as a post-doc, he was a head of two National Science Centre projects and co-executor in nine scientific projects. Now he is an academic teacher and holds a prestigious scientific project – LIDER, granted by National Centre of Research and Development.