• An exhibition entitled Japan anew – for the first time discovered was opened on the 16th October, 2017 in the Exhibition Hall of the Nencki Institute (Neurobiology Centre). The exhibit shows 57 photographs by Ludmiła Kot i Romuald Zabielski. The exhibition can be visited until the 30th November 2017, between 8.00 am. and 4.00 pm.

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  • On September 29th, 2017, during an open sitting of the Nencki Institute Scientific Council meeting, a ceremony took place, during which the Director of the Institute, prof. Adam Szewczyk, in his thanks for special contributions to the development of the Institute, awarded the Medal for the 100th anniversary of the Nencki Institute

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

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  • Diplome D'Honneur FEBS

    On September 10th 2017, during the opening ceremony of FEBS (Federation of European Biochemical Societies) in Jerusalem, FEBS Executive Committee honored prof. Adam Szewczyk an Honorary Diploma. This diploma is awarded by the FEBS for outstanding contributions to the Federation. Professor Adam Szewczyk served for 9 years as the Congress Counselor (FEBS Congress Counselor). The Honorary Diploma was handed out by the FEBS Secretary-General prof. Vaclav Paces.

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  • On October 18th, 2017, a ceremony was held to award six talented women-scientists scholarships in the L'Oreal Program for Women and Science. Among the two winners in the category of doctoral theses was Monika Riegel from the Laboratory of Brain Imaging, which prepares a doctoral thesis under the supervision of prof. Anna Grabowska and dr hab. Artur Marchewki. 

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  • On September 27-29th at the Nencki Institute Hydrobiological Station in Mikolajki, mini scientific symposium took place "Modern Methods in Neurobiology". During the lecture session the participants of the symposium - representatives of four IBD laboratories (Laboratory of Neurobiology of Emotion, Laboratory of Molecular Behavior, Laboratory of Spatial Memory and Animal Model Laboratory,) and special guest - prof. Marek Konarzewski, presented topics and research methods of their current studies. 

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  • Educational and Scientific Program E(x)plory

    The Nencki Institute cooperates with the Foundation of Advanced Technologies, whose flagship project is the Educational and Scientific Program E(x)plory, which organizes internships and workshops. On October 5-6th, the Institute was visited by a group of scholars (9 people).

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  • On September 30th, 2017 at the Hydrobiological Station in Mikolajki a ceremony took place naming the conference hall prof. Jan Bohdan Dembowski (1889-1963) - Polish biologist, physiologist, etologist, Director of the Nencki Institute (1947-1961), head of the Department of Cell Biology (1945-1961), initiator of the creation of the Hydrobiological Station in Mikolajki in 1951

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Ramus F, Altarelli I, Jednoróg K, Zhao J, Scotto di Covella L. (2017) Neuroanatomy of developmental dyslexia: Pitfalls and promise. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.08.001.
IF = 8,3

Zajkowski WK, Kossut M, Wilson RC. (2017) A causal role for right frontopolar cortex in directed, but not random, exploration. Elife doi: 10.7554/eLife.27430. IF = 7,7

Chyl K, Kossowski B, Dębska A, Łuniewska M, Banaszkiewicz A, Żelechowska A, Frost SJ, Mencl WE, Wypych M, Marchewka A, Pugh KR, Jednoróg K. (2017) Prereader to beginning reader: changes induced by reading acquisition in print and speech brain networks. J Child Psychol Psychiatry doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12774.
IF = 6,2


Burnat K, Hu TT, Kossut M, Eysel UT, Arckens L. (2017) Plasticity Beyond V1: Reinforcement of Motion Perception upon Binocular Central Retinal Lesions in Adulthood. J Neurosci. 37(37):8989-8999. IF = 6,0

Young CNJ, Chira N, Róg J, Al-Khalidi R, Benard M, Galas L, Chan P, Vaudry D, Zabłocki K, Górecki DC. (2017) Sustained activation of P2X7 induces MMP-2-evoked cleavage and functional purinoceptor inhibition J. Mol. Cell Biol. doi: 10.1093/jmcb/mjx030. IF = 6,0

Krzemiński D, Kamiński M, Marchewka A, Bola M. (2017) Breakdown of long-range temporal correlations in brain oscillations during general anesthesia. Neuroimage 159:146-158. IF = 5,8

Szybińska A, Leśniak W. (2017) P53 Dysfunction in Neurodegenerative Diseases - The Cause or Effect of Pathological Changes? Aging Dis. 8(4):506-518. IF = 4,6

Bernadzki KM, Gawor M, Pęziński M, Mazurek P, Niewiadomski P, Rędowicz MJ, Prószyński TJ. (2017) Liprin-α-1 is a novel component of the murine neuromuscular junction and is involved in the organization of the postsynaptic machinery Scientific Reports 7: 9116. IF = 4,3