• SPARK-POLAND opening in the Nencki Institute

    On 29 November 2019 at the Nencki Institute, the official opening of the SPARK-POLAND Program, which is part of the SPARK-GLOBAL 'translational scientists without borders' initiative took place. Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń is the director of SPARK POLAND, while Dr. Dorota Gierej-Czerkies is its manager. An Advisory Committee includes Prof. Craig Garner, Dr. Liliane Brunner Halbach, Prof. Franz Theuring, and Prof. Maciej Żylicz. 

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  • Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek became a President of EMBC

    Professor Leszek Kaczmarek was elected the President of the EMBC (European Molecular Biology Conference). EMBC is an inter-governmental organization comprising 30 Member States including most of the European Union, and some of the neighbouring countries.


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  • A Lecture promoting the SPARK Poland initiative takes place on 29 Nov 2019. Prof. Craig Garner (Charite – Universitätsmedizin Berlin/SPARK Berlin) will share his thoughts on „Enhancing Translation and Entrepreneurship in Academia”, 11:00, in the CN room. We will also host Dr. Liliane Brunner Halbach (former industry advisor at SPARK Stanford, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw), and Prof. Franz Theuring (Charite - Universitätsmedizin Berlin/SPARK Berlin).

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  • Dr. Joanna Urban-Ciećko received the Prime Minister's Award for outstanding habilitation achievements in 2018. The award was granted for the achievement entitled: Plasticity of the tonic GABAergic inhibition and the modulation of the synaptic transmission by the somatostatin-expressing GABAergic interneurons and cholinergic pathway in the mouse somatosensory cortex.

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  • National Science Centre Grants for Nencki Institute

    The National Science Centre has announced the ranking lists of projects approved for funding in 17th edition of OPUS and PRELUDIUM calls. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial support for 8 research projects.

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  • PhD Student Day at Ochota Biocentre

    On November 8th 2019, in the Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Maciej Nałęcz Polish Academy of Sciences, the Festival of Doctoral Students of the Ochota Biocentre took place. During the ceremony, the directors of the individual institutes that constitute the Ochota Biocentre presented the awards with the statuettes of 'Doctorate cum laude' to the graduates who received their doctoral degrees with honours in 2018.

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  • On the 4th November, Twój STYL magazine announced the results of the 25th edition of the "Excellence of the Year" competition, the largest and most prestigious cosmetic competition in Poland. 

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  • TRI-BIO-CHEM summer school

    During the 25th-27th September 2019, the first TRI-BIO-CHEM summer school was held at the Polish Academy of Sciences House of Creative Work in Wierzba, and at the Research Station of the Institute of Nencki of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Mikołajki. 

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Gorinski N, Bijata M, Prasad S, Wirth A, Galil DA, Zeug A, Bazovkina D, Kondaurova E, Kulikova E, Ilchibaeva T, Zareba-Koziol M, Papaleo F, Scheggia D, Kochlamazashvili G, Dityatev A, Smyth I, Krzystyniak A, Wlodarczyk J, Richter DW, Strekalova T, Sigrist E, Bang C, Hobuß L, Fiedler J, Thum T, Naumenko VS, Pandey G, Ponimaskin E. (2019) Attenuated palmitoylation of serotonin receptor 5-HT1A affects receptor function and contributes to depression-like behaviors. Nat. Commun. 10: 1-14. IF = 11.878

Sikora E, Bielak-Zmijewska A, Mosieniak G. (2019) Targeting normal and cancer senescent cells as a strategy of senotherapy. Ageing Res. Rev. 55:100941. IF = 10.39

Matryba P., Kaczmarek L., Golab J. (2019) Advances in ex situ tissue optical clearing. Laser Photonics Rev. 13: 1800292. doi: 10.1002/lpor.201800292.
IF = 9.056

Tracz-Gaszewska Z, Dobrzyn P. (2019) Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 as a therapeutic target for the treatment of cancer. Cancers 11: 948. IF = 6.162 

Kolba MD, Dudka W, Zaręba-Kozioł M, Kominek A, Ronchi P, Turos LChroscicki P, Wlodarczyk J, Schwab Y, Klejman A, Cysewski D, Srpan K, Davis DM, Piwocka K. (2019) Tunneling nanotube-mediated intercellular vesicle and protein transfer in the stroma-provided imatinib resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia cells. Cell Death Dis. 10(11): 817. doi: 10.1038/s41419-019-2045-8. IF = 5.959

Przanowski P, Mondal SS, Cabaj A, Dębski KJ, Wojtas B, Gielniewski B, Kaza B, Kaminska B, Dabrowski M. (2019) Open chromatin landscape of rat microglia upon proinvasive or inflammatory polarization. Glia 67(12): 2312-2328. IF = 5.829

Bola Ł, Matuszewski J, Szczepanik M, Droździel D, Sliwinska MW, Paplińska M, Jednoróg K, Szwed M, Marchewka A. (2019) Functional hierarchy for tactile processing in the visual cortex of sighted adults. Neuroimage doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116084. 
IF = 5.812

Osinka A, Poprzeczko M, Zielinska MM, Fabczak H, Joachimiak E, Wloga D. (2019) Ciliary Proteins: Filling the Gaps. Recent Advances in Deciphering the Protein Composition of Motile Ciliary Complexes. Cells 8(7): 730. doi: 10.3390/cells8070730. IF = 5.656

Dębska A, Chyl K, Dzięgiel G, Kacprzak A, Łuniewska M, Plewko J, Marchewka A, Grabowska A, Jednoróg K. (2019) Reading and spelling skills are differentially related to phonological processing: Behavioral and fMRI study. Dev. Cogn. Neurosci. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2019.100683. 
IF = 4.920

Zareba-Koziol M, Bartkowiak-Kaczmarek A, Figiel I, Krzystyniak A, Wojtowicz T, Bijata M, Wlodarczyk J. (2019) Stress-induced changes in the S-palmitoylation and S-nitrosylation of synaptic proteins. Mol. Cell. Prot. 18: 1916-1938. IF = 4.828

Ellert-Miklaszewska A, Ochocka N, Maleszewska M, Ding L, Laurini E, Jiang Y, Roura AJ, Giorgio S, Gielniewski B, Pricl S, Peng L, Kaminska B. (2019) Efficient and innocuous delivery of small interfering RNA to microglia using an amphiphilic dendrimer nanovector. Nanomedicine (Lond.) 14(18): 2441-2458. IF = 4.717

Ludwiczak J, Szczęsna E, da Silva Neto AM, Cieplak P, Kasprzak AA, Jarmuła A. (2019) Interactions between motor domains in kinesin-14 Ncd - a molecular dynamics study. Biochem J. 476(17): 2449-2462. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20190484. IF = 4.331

Jazurek-Ciesiolka M, Janikiewicz J, Dobrzyn PDziewulska A, Kozinski K, Dobrzyn A. (2019) Oleic acid increases the transcriptional activity of FoxO1 by promoting its nuclear translocation and β-catenin binding in pancreatic β-cells. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Basis Dis. 1865: 2753-2764. IF = 4.328

Dabrowski MJ, Wojtas B. (2019) Global DNA Methylation Patterns in Human Gliomas and Their Interplay with Other Epigenetic Modifications. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20(14): 3478. IF = 4.183

Ciesielska A, Hromada-Judycka A, Ziemlińska E, Kwiatkowska K. (2019) Lysophosphatidic acid up-regulates IL-10 production to inhibit TNF-α synthesis in Mϕs stimulated with LPS. J. Leukoc. Biol. doi: 10.1002/JLB.2A0918-368RR. IF = 4.01

Wypych M, Michałowski JM, Droździel D, Borczykowska M, Szczepanik M, Marchewka A. (2019) Attenuated brain activity during error processing and punishment anticipation in procrastination – a monetary Go/No-go fMRI study. Sci. Rep. 9: 11492. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48008-4.
IF = 4.01