• The 21st edition of the Science Festival took place in Warsaw between 22nd September -1st October, 2017. For this year’s edition Nencki researchers and PhD students prepared an interesting and rich program.

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  • The 13th International Congress of the Polish Neuroscience Society (PTBUN) was held on August 28th-31st, 2017, at the Ochota Campus in Warsaw. The Conference was held under the patronage of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS and the Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University, and was organized as part of the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute.

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  • "Art and Science" in Mikolajki

    On behalf of the organizers of the "Art and Science" Symposium entitled "BIOIMAGINE: INSPIRATION BY INVISIBLE WORLD?" we warmly invite you to the Nencki Institute Hydrobiological Station in Mikolajki. To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Institute the event will be held on September 17th, 2017 (Sunday), starting at 9:00 am.

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  • "The Gardens of the World" at the Nencki Institute

    An exhibition entitled The Gardens of the World  was opened on the 8th August, 2017 in the Exhibition Hall of the Nencki Institute (Neurobiology Centre). The exhibit shows 30 photographs by the winners and the laureates  of the 8th International Competition "International Garden Photographer of the Year". The exhibition can be visited until the 30th September 2017, between 8.00 am. and 4.00 pm.

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  • R.I.P. Professor Remigiusz Tarnecki

    On September 1st professor Remigiusz Tarnecki passed away. He committed all of his professional life to the Nencki Institute. He initiated his research work under the guidance of professor Jerzy Konorski when the Institute still operated in Łodź where he conducted research on brain physiology. As a student and long-time colleague of Jerzy Konorski he addressed the functional importance of motor-sensory region of the cerebral cortex for generation of instrumental conditioned responses.

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  • In accordance with § 4 p. 3 and § 6 of the Minister of Science and Higher Education Directive of 22nd November, 2010 on the competition for the post of director of scientific institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Dz.U nr 233, poz. 1530), the Competition Committee appointed by the Board of Curators of Division Two: Biological and Agricultural Sciences PAS opens recruitment for the post of director of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for a 4-year term starting on 1st January, 2018

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  • On August 20th, 2017, as part of a series of meetings “Wildlife Travels” at the Hydrobiological Station in Mikołajki, Maciej Karpowicz PhD from the University of Bialystok, talked about trips to the world’s coral reefs and the biodiversity of these unique and fabulously colourful marine ecosystems. The lecture was accompanied by a demonstration of diving equipment. About 30 people attended the meeting.

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  • Can we decrease craving in alcohol addicts? Studies conducted in the Laboratory of Neurobiology lead by professor Leszek Kaczmarek are aiming at better understanding of molecular and neurobiological events behind addiction. It was shown that motivation to alcohol is connected with the level of one particular enzyme – matrix metalloproteinase nine (MMP-9).

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Nieborowska-Skorska M, Sullivan K, Dasgupta Y, Podszywalow-Bartnicka P, Hoser G, Maifrede S, Martinez E, Di Marcantonio D, Bolton-Gillespie E, Cramer-Morales K, Lee J, Li M, Slupianek A, Gritsyuk D, Cerny-Reiterer S, Seferynska I, Stoklosa T, Bullinger L, Zhao H, Gorbunova V, Piwocka K, Valent P, Civin CI, Muschen M, Dick JE, Wang JC, Bhatia S, Bhatia R, Eppert K, Minden MD, Sykes SM, Skorski T. (2017) Gene expression and mutation-guided synthetic lethality eradicates proliferating and quiescent leukemia cells. J Clin Invest. 127(6):2392-2406. IF = 12,8

Kaczmarek L. (2017) Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis-Derived Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Controls Binge Alcohol Drinking Via Interacting With Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptors 1 and 2 in the Ventral Tegmental Area. Biol Psychiatry 81(11):905-906. IF = 11,4

Lepeta K, Purzycka KJ, Pachulska-Wieczorek K, Mitjans M, Begemann M, Vafadari B, Bijata K, Adamiak RW, Ehrenreich H, Dziembowska M, Kaczmarek L. (2017) A normal genetic variation modulates synaptic MMP-9 protein levels and the severity of schizophrenia symptoms. EMBO Mol Med.doi:10.15252/emmm.201707723. IF = 9,2


Bijata M, Labus J, Guseva D, Stawarski M, Butzlaff M, Dzwonek J, Schneeberg J, Böhm K, Michaluk P, Rusakov DA, Dityatev A, Wilczyński G, Wlodarczyk J, Ponimaskin E. (2017) Synaptic Remodeling Depends on Signaling between Serotonin Receptors and the Extracellular Matrix. Cell Rep. 19(9):1767-1782. IF = 8,3


Meyza KZ, Knapska E (2017) Why mother rats protect their children. Elife doi: 10.7554/eLife.28514. IF = 7,8

Bonora M, Morganti C, Morciano G, Pedriali G, Lebiedzinska-Arciszewska M, Aquila G, Giorgi C, Rizzo P, Campo G, Ferrari R, Kroemer G, Wieckowski MR, Galluzzi L, Pinton P. (2017) Mitochondrial permeability transition involves dissociation of F1FO ATP synthase dimers and C-ring conformation. EMBO Rep. 18(7):1077-1089. IF = 8,6

Rozycka A, Liguz-Lecznar M. (2017) The space where aging acts: focus on the GABAergic synapse. Aging Cell. doi: 10.1111/acel.12605. IF = 6,7

Gola M, Wordecha M, Sescousse G, Lew-Starowicz M, Kossowski B, Wypych M, Makeig S, Potenza MN, Marchewka A (2017) Can pornography be addictive? An fMRI study of men seeking treatment for problematic pornography use Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.78. IF = 6,4

Gieryng A, Pszczolkowska D, Walentynowicz KA, Rajan WD, Kaminska B. (2017) Immune microenvironment of gliomas. Lab Invest. 2017 May;97(5):498-518.
IF = 4,9


Strzelecka-Kiliszek A, Mebarek S, Roszkowska M, Buchet R, Magne D, Pikula S. (2017) Functions of Rho family of small GTPases and Rho-associated coiled-coil kinases in bone cells during differentiation and mineralization. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1861(5 Pt A):1009-1023. IF = 4,7

Szymaszek A, Wolak T, Szelag E (2017) The Treatment Based on Temporal Information Processing Reduces Speech Comprehension Deficits in Aphasic Subjects. Front Aging Neurosci 9, 98. IF = 4,5

Grabowska AI, Wilanowski T (2017) FOXN1 transcription factor in epithelial growth and wound healing. Mol Cell Biol. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00110-17.
IF = 4,4

Filipkowski RK, Kaczmarek L. (2017) Severely impaired adult brain neurogenesis in cyclin D2 knock-out mice produces very limited phenotypic changes. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry  doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.03.028.
IF = 4,2

Dzik JM, Puscian A, Mijakowska Z, Radwanska K, Leski S (2017) PyMICE: APython library for analysis of IntelliCage data. Behav. Res. Methods doi: 10.3758/s13428-017-0907-5.
IF = 3,6