• On 22nd September 2018, at the Research Station of the Nencki Institute in Mikołajki, a scientific session took place, regarding the present activity of the Station, along with the assignment of a new name. Director of the Institute, prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń unveiled a plaque with the new name of the Station and planted a commemorative tree on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute. At the Station, the Tree Avenue of the Nencki Institute was also officially launched - the first tree was planted by prof. Adam Szewczyk, whose efforts led to repossession of the Station by the Nencki Institute; the second tree was planted by prof. Lech Wojtczak - an outstanding biochemist and distinguished employee of the Institute.

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  • On August 29th 2018, prof. Maria Jolanta Rędowicz, on behalf of the Director of the Institute prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, awarded the Medal of the 100th Anniversary of the Nencki Institute to prof. Laszlo Nyitray, head of the Department of Biochemistry of the Lorand Eotvos University in Budapest. The medal was awarded in recognition for the contribution of scientists from the Department, to the development of the Nencki Institute.

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  • Prof. dr hab. Leszek Kaczmarek and dr hab. Ewelina Knapska are laureates of the International Research Agendas (MAB) competition run by Foundation for Polish Science. A grant, at the amount of PLN 39 mln, is assigned to create at the Nencki Institute, the Center of Excellence in Neural Plasticity and Disorders – BRAINCITY – an International Research Agenda. Our strategic partner in this program is  European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL). 

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  • The National Science Centre has announced the ranking lists of projects approved for funding in  6th  edition of ETIUDA and 2nd edition of SONATINA calls.

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  • Open competition for the position of GROUP LEADER

    Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw invites applicants to participate in an open competition for the position of GROUP LEADER. We are seeking highly motivated scientists, who have completed at least two-years of post-doctoral training, have demonstrated outstanding scientific achievement, and are ready to start their independent careers.

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  • Katarzyna Piwocka has been elected the Co-Chair of the ISAC Marylou Ingram Scholars Committee of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), for the time frame of 2018-2020. The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry, brings together scientists, technology and development specialists, clinicians, among others, from around the world, who are involved in the quantitative studies of cells and cell networks, with the use of cytometry techniques, including flow, mass and image cytometry, ISAC is a perfect platform which connects a wide variety of disciplines and professional backgrounds in research, technology and innovation in these areas.

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  • During the ‘59th International Conference of the Bioscience of Lipids’ (ICBL), held on 4-7 September in Helsinki, Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń has been elected the Vice-President of ICBL - a prestigious international organization of lipidologists, who work on basic-research in the field of cell metabolism. Each year ICBL offers the lipid community to meet at venues organized by groups representing a center of lipid research. Most conferences are held in Europe, but in its long-standing history ICBL has also visited Argentina, Israel, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

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  • "Summer at the Biologist Laboratory"

    "Summer at the Biologist Laboratory", event for children and youth, organized the Marceli Nencki Foundation for Support the Biological Sciences and the Nencki Institute, which took place on  September 1st this year in the Exhibition Hall of the Neurobiology Center of the Nencki Institute, gained great interest from the participants. Nearly 100 young pre-school and school-aged scholars with a takeover and great commitment, participating in a joint play, explored the secrets of biology. 

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Bonora M, Wieckowski MR, Sinclair DA, Kroemer G, Pinton P, Galluzzi L. (2018) Targeting mitochondria for cardiovascular disorders: therapeutic potential and obstacles. Nat. Rev. Cardiol. doi: 10.1038/s41569-018-0074-0. IF = 15.162

Louka P, Vasudevan KK, Guha M, Joachimiak E, Wloga D, Tomasi RF, Baroud CN, Dupuis-Williams P, Galati DF, Pearson CG, Rice LM, Moresco JJ, Yates JR 3rd, Jiang YY, Lechtreck K, Dentler W, Gaertig J. (2018) Proteins that control the geometry of microtubules at the ends of cilia. J. Cell Biol. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201804141.
IF = 8.784


Guneykaya D, Ivanov A, Hernandez DP, Haage V, Wojtas B, Meyer N, Maricos M, Jordan P, Buonfiglioli A, Gielniewski B, Ochocka N, Cömert C, Friedrich C, Artiles LS, Kaminska B, Mertins P, Beule D, Kettenmann H, Wolf SA. (2018) Transcriptional and Translational Differences of Microglia from Male and Female Brains. Cell Rep. 24(10): 2773-2783.e6. IF = 8.032

Ulanska-Poutanen J, Mieczkowski J, Zhao C, Konarzewska K, Kaza B, Pohl HBF, Bugajski L, Kaminska B, Franklin RJM, Zawadzka M. (2018) Injury-induced perivascular niche supports alternative differentiation of adult rodent CNS progenitor cells. eLife 7:e30325. IF = 7.616

Hunt MJ, Adams NE, Średniawa W, Wójcik DK, Simon A, Kasicki S, Whittington MA. (2018) The olfactory bulb is a source of high-frequency oscillations (130-180 Hz) associated with a subanesthetic dose of ketamine in rodents. Neuropsychopharmacology doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0173-y.
IF = 6.544

Więckowska A, Gajewska-Woźniak O, Głowacka A, Ji B, Grycz K, Czarkowska-Bauch J, Skup M. (2018) Spinalization and locomotor training differentially affect muscarinic acetylcholine receptor type 2 abutting on α-motoneurons innervating the ankle extensor and flexor muscles.
J. Neurochem. doi: 10.1111/jnc.14567. IF = 4.609