• USA Patent for the Nencki Institute

    The U.S. Patent Office has granted the USA patent, numbered US 15/553,575, for the invention entitled ‘A METHOD FOR THE EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF A PRE-DIABETIC STATE AND TYPE 2 DIABETES’. The patent is owned by researchers from the Nencki Institute, which holds full exclusivity to this invention: Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyn and Dr. Kamil Kozinski from the Laboratory of Cell Signaling and Metabolic Disorders, and Prof. Pawel Dobrzyn and Dr. Tomasz Bednarski from the Laboratory of Molecular Medical Biochemistry.

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  • Results of the Group Leader 2018 Competition

    In December 2018, the final decision was made regarding an open competition for the position of head of the research laboratory - Group Leader 2018. The winners are Dr. Piotr Brągoszewski and Dr. Katarzyna Jednoróg, D.Sc.

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  • On December 19th 2018, for the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute, the closing of the 2nd Art & Science: ‘The Art of Biodiversity‘ exhibition took place in the Exhibition Hall of the Neurobiology Centre of the Nencki Institute. It is the second edition of the Art & Science project, initiating the interaction of molecular biologists and artists. Presented works were created during the artistic symposium and workshops held in Boska Dolina, near Rzeszów, from September 30th to October 5th 2018.

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  • On  Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology Polish Academy of Sciences, organized a Conference on “Science Diplomacy”. The event took place in the Lecture Hall of the Center of Neurobiology of the  Institute and was composed of an introduction to the field, followed by five presentations discussing various aspects of science diplomacy.

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  • II Division of Biological and Agricultural Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, awarded the team from the Nencki Institute, led by Prof. Katarzyna Kwiatkowska (Laboratory of Molecular Membrane Biology), for outstanding scientific achievements.

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  • Voluntary Blood Donation at the Nencki Institute

    On Wednesday, 12th December, a rare but welcomed event may have been witnessed by people passing by our Institute, as well as by employees and students of the Institute, as an ambulance dedicated for blood donation was parked on the premises of the Nencki Institute. The PhD Students' Council, in cooperation with the Director of the Institute and RCKiK in Warsaw, decided to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Institute in this fascinating and charitable way.

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  • The final sitting of the Scientific Council for the term 2015-2018 took place on December 7th, 2018, during which a summary of Council activities was completed. During this time, the Council was chaired by Prof. Andrzej Wróbel, who was supported mainly by Prof. Maria Jolanta Rędowicz (Vice-Chair) and Prof. Katarzyna Łukasiuk (Secretary).

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  • On December 1st, 2018, the 17th Scientific Symposium for Biology Teachers was organized by the Nencki Institute and the BioCentrum of Science Education. Over 40 people from all over Poland took part.

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Nagaraj S, Zoltowska KM, Laskowska-Kaszub KWojda U. (2018) microRNA diagnostic panel for Alzheimer's disease and epigenetic trade-off between neurodegeneration and cancerAgeing Res. Rev. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2018.10.008. 
IF = 8.973

Walczak J, Dębska-Vielhaber G, Vielhaber S, Szymański J, Charzyńska A, Duszyński J, Szczepanowska J. (2018) Distinction of sporadic and familial forms of ALS based on mitochondrial characteristics. FASEB J. doi: 10.1096/fj.201801843R.
IF = 5.595


Antoniuk S, Bijata M, Ponimaskin E, Wlodarczyk J. (2018) Chronic Unpredictable Mild Stress for Modeling Depression in Rodents: Meta-analysis of Model Reliability. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.12.002.
IF = 8.037

Rajan WD, Wojtas B, Gielniewski B, Gieryng A, Zawadzka M, Kaminska B. (2018) Dissecting functional phenotypes of microglia and macrophages in the rat brain after transient cerebral ischemia. Glia doi: 10.1002/glia.23536. IF = 5.846