• Prof. Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek and Prof. Małgorzata Kossut

    On December 1st, 2016 the General Assembly of the Polish Academy Sciences (PAS) elected new members. In Division II (Biological and Agricultural Sciences) prof. Małgorzata Kossut, head of the Laboratory of Neuroplasticity was elected a full member, while Prof. Bożena Kamińska-Kaczmarek, head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology, Nencki Institute Neurobiology Centre was elected a corresponding member.

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  • The PAS Student Government Council in cooperation with the National Representation of the PhD students announced the results of another edition of the competition for the most prodoctoral college and Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences ProPAN2016.

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  • The National Science Centre has published ranking lists of projects which have qualified for financial backing within the limits of the competitions announced by the NSC on 15th March, 2016. Scientists from the Nencki Institute received financial backing for the 12 research projects they worked on in OPUS11, PRELUDIUM11 and SONATA11 competitions.

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  • Professorial nomination to Grzegorz Wilczyński

    Fot. Krzysztof Sitkowski / KPRP

    On October 26th 2016, Andrzej Duda, the president of Republic of Poland, handed professorial nominations to academic teachers and workers of science and arts. Among the nominees, there was prof. Grzegorz Wilczyński, the head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Systemic Neuromorphology.

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  • "OCHOTA NA NAUKĘ" at the Nencki Institute

    On December 6th, 2016, in the conference hall of the Nencki Institute Neurobiology Centre another meeting in the framework of the initiative "Ochota na Naukę" took place, adressed mostly to university students and secondary school students.

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  • On December 3th, 2016 XV Scientific Meeting for Biology Teachers was organized by the Nencki Institute and the Centre for Innovative Bioscience Education. More than 50 people took part in the event from all over Poland.

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  • On Saturday 19th November 2016 Nencki Institute hosted a scientific session „Ethology: an interesting, increasingly interesting science” organized to celebrate the jubilee of 50 years of the Ethological Seminars in the Nencki Institute (1966-2016) [as a part of the celebration of 100 years of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (1918-2018)] and 25 years of the Polish Ethological Society (1991-2016).

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    On November 29th a conference MITOCHONDRION 2016 will be held at the Nencki Institute. The conference program will include the scientific presentations of the metabolism of the cells bioenergy which will be delivered by the representatives of various scientific centers of Poland. The highlight of the conference will be a solemn session on the beautiful 90th anniversary of Professor Lech Wojtczak's birthday.

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Nitzsche B, Dudek E, Hajdo L, Kasprzak AA, Vilfan A, Diez S (2016) Working stroke of the kinesin-14, ncd, comprises two substeps of different direction. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A IF = 9.4

Puścian A, Łęski S, Kasprowicz G, Winiarski M, Borowska J, Nikolaev T, Boguszewski PM, Lipp HP, Knapska E (2016) Eco-HAB as a fully automated and ecologically relevant assessment of social impairments in mouse models of autism. Elife. 2016 Oct 12;5. pii: e19532. doi: 10.7554. IF = 8.3

Havekes R, Park AJ, Tudor JC, Luczak VG, Hansen RT, Ferri SL, Bruinenberg VM, Poplawski SG, Day JP, Aton SJ, Radwańska K, Meerlo P, Houslay MD, Baillie GS, Abel T. (2016) Sleep deprivation causes memory deficits by negatively impacting neuronal connectivity in hippocampal area CA1. Elife 23;5. pii: e13424. IF = 8.3

Fendler W, Madzio J, Kozinski K, Patel K, Janikiewicz J, Szopa M, Tracz A, Borowiec M, Jarosz-Chobot P, Mysliwiec M, Szadkowska A, Hattersley AT, Ellard S, Malecki MT, Dobrzyn A, Mlynarski W (2016) Differential regulation of serum microRNA expression by HNF1β and HNF1α transcription factors. Diabetologia 59(7): 1463-1473.
IF = 6.7

Kozinski K, Jazurek M, Dobrzyn P, Janikiewicz J, Kolczynska K, Gajda A, Dobrzyn A (2016) Adipose- and muscle-derived Wnts trigger pancreatic β-cell adaptation to systemic insulin resistance. Sci Rep. 6:31553. doi: 10.1038/srep31553.
IF = 5.5

Bednarczyk J, Dębski KJ, Bot AM, Lukasiuk K (2016) MBD3 expression and DNA binding patterns are altered in a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Sci Rep. 21;6:33736. IF = 5.5

Wojsiat J, Laskowska-Kaszub K, Alquézar C, Białopiotrowicz E, Esteras N, Zdioruk M, Martin-Requero A, Wojda U (2016) Familial Alzheimer's Disease Lymphocytes Respond Differently Than Sporadic Cells to Oxidative Stress: Upregulated p53-p21 Signaling Linked with Presenilin 1 Mutants. Mol Neurobiol. 2016 Sep 19. DOI: 10.1007/s12035-016-0105-y
IF = 5.4

Jasińska M, Miłek J, Cymerman IA, Łęski S, Kaczmarek L, Dziembowska M (2016) miR-132 Regulates Dendritic Spine Structure by Direct Targeting of Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 mRNA. Mol Neurobiol. 53(7):4701-12. IF = 5.4

Basu S, Plewczynski D, Saha S, Roszkowska M, Magnowska M, Baczynska E, Wlodarczyk J (2016) 2dSpAn: semiautomated 2-d segmentation, classification and analysis of hippocampal dendritic spine plasticity. Bioinformatics. 32(16):2490-8 IF = 5.4

Przybylska D, Janiszewska D, Goździk A, Bielak-Zmijewska A, Sunderland P, Sikora E, Mosieniak G (2016) NOX4 downregulation leads to senescence of human vascular smooth muscle cells. Oncotarget.  doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.12079 IF  = 5.0

Płóciennikowska A, Hromada-Judycka A, Dembińska J, Roszczenko P, Ciesielska A, Kwiatkowska K (2016) Contribution of CD14 and TLR4 to changes of the PI(4,5)P2 level in LPS-stimulated cells. J Leukoc Biol. 2016 Jul 14. pii: jlb.2VMA1215-577R. IF = 4.2

Szczęsna E, Kasprzak AA (2016) Insights into the process of EB1-dependent tip-tracking of kinesin-14 Ncd. The role of the microtubule. Eur J Cell Biol IF = 4.0