• Between 11th and 12th June 2018, the Nencki Institute hosted an international conference, The Joint East and West Central Europe ISAE Regional Meeting „Animal preferences and animal welfare”, organised by the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE), the Institute of Genetics and the Animal Breeding PAS, the Polish  Ethological  Society and the Nencki Institute. The conference was attended by 43 participants from Poland (Bydgoszcz, Olsztyn, Rzeszów, Warszawa and its surroundings, and Wrocław) and other European countries (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland  and  Ukraine). 

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  • On 19-20 June 2018, the Nencki Institute hosted a two-day conference entitled „Polish Science Towards EMBL”. The conference was co-organized by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It gathered an audience of nearly 170 participants, 14 lecturers and a dozen distinguished guests from Poland and abroad.

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  • We are pleased to announce, that dr Paulina Podszywałow-Bartnicka from the Laboratory of Cytometry, has been awarded with a 1-year New Investigator Grant from the Leukemia Research Foundation. The aim of the project is to create a mouse model of humanized bone marrow niche and investigate the influence of leukemia microenvironment on the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapies.

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  • The 22nd Scientific Picnic of Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre was held at the National Stadium on June 9th 2018. This year’s motto was: MOVEMENT. The Nencki Institute prepared numerous events in two thematic blocks: Ants - small, but busy (Work of Ethology) and Brain - our individual trainer (PhD students of the Nencki Institute).

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  • Professor Daniel Wójcik selected for FENS CHET

    Professor Daniel Wójcik was selected to be a member of FENS CHET (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies Committee of Higher Education and Training). This committee constructs FENS educational programmes supporting neuroscientists during all stages of their career, offering various opportunities for educational and professional development. Higher education offered by FENS, includes high-level schools, advanced training courses, travel grants, programmes for
    student exchange, and short visits.

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  • On 11th June 2018, during the Joint East and West Central Europe ISAE Regional Meeting „Animal preferences and animal welfare”, Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, Director of the Nencki Institute, awarded the Medal of the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute to the President of the Polish  Ethological  Society (PTEtol.), Prof. Ewa J. Godzińska, in recognition of many fruitful years of cooperation between the Institute and PTEtol. 

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  • On June 6th, the Polish Science Picnic in Stockholm took place. The event was initiated and organized for the first time in Stockholm, by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland. Four Polish scientific institutions participated in the picnic, including the Nencki Institute Experimental Biology PAS.

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  • Professorial nominations to Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin

    On June 21, 2018, the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, handed over professorial nominations. In the group of nominated academic workers of science and art, was prof. Jolanta Ejsmont-Karabin from the Nencki Institute. 

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Maifrede S, Nieborowska-Skorska M, Sullivan K, Dasgupta Y, Podszywalow-Bartnicka P, Le BV, Solecka M, Lian Z, Belyaeva EA, Nersesyan A, Machnicki MM, Toma M, Chatain N, Rydzanicz M, Zhao H, Jelinek J, Piwocka K, Sliwinski T, Stoklosa T, Ploski R, Fischer T, Sykes SM, Koschmieder S8 Bullinger L, Valent P, Wasik M, Huang J, Skorski T. (2018) Tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced defects in DNA repair sensitize FLT3(ITD)-positive leukemia cells to PARP1 inhibitors. Blood doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-02-834895.
IF = 13.164

Urbanska P, Joachimiak E, Bazan R, Fu G, Poprzeczko M, Fabczak H, Nicastro D, Wloga D. (2018) Ciliary proteins Fap43 and Fap44 interact with each other and are essential for proper cilia and flagella beating. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. doi: 10.1007/s00018-018-2819-7.
IF = 6.721


Beroun A, Nalberczak-Skóra M, Harda Z, Piechota M, Ziółkowska M, Cały A, Pagano R, Radwanska K (2018) Generation of silent synapses in dentate gyrus correlates with development of alcohol addiction. Neuropsychopharmacol. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0119-4.
IF = 6.544

de Hoz L, Gierej D, Lioudyno V, Jaworski J, Blazejczyk M, Cruces-Solís H, Beroun A, Lebitko T, Nikolaev T, Knapska E, Nelken I, Kaczmarek L. (2018) Blocking c-Fos Expression Reveals the Role of Auditory Cortex Plasticity in Sound Frequency Discrimination Learning. Cereb. Cortex 28(5): 1645-1655.
IF = 6.308

Walentynowicz KA, Ochocka N, Pasierbinska M, Wojnicki K, Stepniak K, Mieczkowski J, Ciechomska IA, Kaminska B. (2018) In Search for Reliable Markers of Glioma-Induced Polarization of Microglia. Front. Immunol. doi: org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01329.
IF = 5.511

Pijet B, Stefaniuk M, Kostrzewska-Ksiezyk A, Tsilibary PE, Tzinia A, Kaczmarek L. (2018) Elevation of MMP-9 levels promotes epileptogenesis after traumatic brain injury. Mol. Neurobiol. doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1061-5.
IF = 5.076

Krzywinska E, Zorawski MD, Taracha A, Kotarba G, Kikulska A, Mlacki M, Kwiatkowska K, Wilanowski T. (2018) Threonine 454 phosphorylation in Grainyhead-like 3 is important for its function and regulation by the p38 MAPK pathway. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1865(7): 1002-1011.
IF = 4.651

Szelag E. (2018) Effects of Video Game Training on Measures of Selective Attention and Working Memory in Older Adults: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Front. Aging Neurosci. 9: 442. IF = 4.504

Walewska A, Kulawiak B, Szewczyk A, Koprowski P. (2018) Mechanosensitivity of mitochondrial large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels. Biochim. Biophys. Acta doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.05.006.
IF = 4.280

Bednarczyk P, Kicinska A, Laskowski M, Kulawiak B, Kampa R, Walewska A, Krajewska M, Jarmuszkiewicz W, Szewczyk A. (2018) Evidence for a mitochondrial ATP-regulated potassium channel in human dermal fibroblasts. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1859(5): 309-318. IF = 4.280

Majka P, Chlodzinska N, Turlejski K, Banasik T, Djavadian RL, Węglarz WP, Wójcik DK. (2018) A three-dimensional stereotaxic atlas of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) brain. Brain Struct. Funct. 223(4): 1779-1795. IF = 4.231

Siucinska E, Brutkowski W, Bernas T. (2018) CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Expression in the Barrel Field Region Is Associated with Mouse Learning. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 9(6): 1304-1316. 
IF = 4.211

Michalska BM, Kwapiszewska K, Szczepanowska J, Kalwarczyk T, Patalas-Krawczyk P, Szczepański K, Hołyst R, Duszyński J, Szymański J. (2018) Insight into the fission mechanism by quantitative characterization of Drp1 protein distribution in the living cell. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 8122. IF = 4.122

Basu S, Saha PK, Roszkowska M, Magnowska M, Baczynska E, Das N, Plewczynski D, Wlodarczyk J. (2018) Quantitative 3-D morphometric analysis of individual dendritic spines. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 3545. IF = 4.122