Warsaw, 11th of March 2020




Announcement of the Director of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS



Ladies and Gentlemen,


Regarding the spread of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and the cases of this virus found in our country, the Director of the Institute, based on the recommendations of the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences of 10.03.2020, decides as follows:


Suspension of business trips of employees and doctoral students within the area of coronavirus (see current announcements of the Chief Sanitary Inspector www.gis.gov.pl).


Suspension of arrivals to the Institute of persons from the areas where coronavirus is present.


Postponement of large nationwide or international undertakings of national or international character, e.g. conferences organised by the Institute.


Employees and doctoral students currently staying abroad in the areas covered by the presence of coronavirus, after returning to Poland, should apply to the Director of the Institute, in order to obtain permission to perform work, within two weeks, outside the Institute, in "remote work" mode.


Employees and doctoral students who have found symptoms indicating coronavirus infection, or had contact with an infected person, should immediately call a doctor, or the nearest sanitary and epidemiological station, or report to the nearest hospital observation and infection ward. The Director of the Institute should be immediately informed about this fact.


Keep an eye on current information published  on the website of the Chief Sanitary Inspector www.gis.gov.pl, and Sanitary and Epidemiological Stations.



Please also read the information:  





These recommendations are valid from 11 March to 30 April 2020.



Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń Ph.D., D.Sc
Director of the Institute



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Nencki Institute selected publications

Aklan I, Sayar Atasoy N, Yavuz Y, Ates T, Coban I, Koksalar F, Filiz G, Topcu IC, Oncul M, Dilsiz P, Cebecioglu U, Alp MI, Yilmaz B, Davis DR, Hajdukiewicz K, Saito K, Konopka W, Cui H, Atasoy D. (2019) NTS Catecholamine Neurons Mediate Hypoglycemic Hunger via Medial Hypothalamic Feeding Pathways. Cell Metab. pii: S1550-4131(19)30623-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.11.016.
IF = 22.415

Śliwińska MA, Cały A, Borczyk M, Ziółkowska M, Skonieczna E, Chilimoniuk M, Bernaś T, Giese KP, Radwańska K. (2019) Long-term memory upscales volume of post-synaptic densities in the process that requires autophosphorylation of aCaMKIICereb. Cortex pii: bhz261. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhz261.
IF = 6.308

Poprzeczko M, Bicka M, Farahat H, Bazan R, Osinka A, Fabczak H, Joachimiak E, Wloga D. (2019) Rare Human Diseases: Model Organisms in Deciphering the Molecular Basis of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. Cells 8(12). pii: E1614. doi: 10.3390/cells8121614. IF = 5.656

Wylot B, Mieczkowski J, Niedziolka S, Kaminska B, Zawadzka M. (2019) Csf1 Deficiency Dysregulates Glial Responses to Demyelination and Disturbs CNS White Matter Remyelination. Cells 9(1) 99. https://doi.org/10.3390/cells9010099. 
IF = 5.656

Jędrzejewska-Szmek J, Blackwell KT. (2019) From membrane receptors to protein synthesis and actin cytoskeleton: Mechanisms underlying long lasting forms of synaptic plasticity. Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 95: 120-129. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2019.01.006.
IF = 5.46

Swatler J, Dudka W, Bugajski L, Brewinska-Olchowik M, Kozlowska E, Piwocka K. (2019) Chronic myeloid leukemia-derived extracellular vesicles increase Foxp3 level and suppressive activity of thymic regulatory T cells. Eur. J. Immunol. doi: 10.1002/eji.201848051. IF = 4.645

Prymas K, Świątkowska A, Traczyk G, Ziemlińska E, Dziewulska A, Ciesielska A, Kwiatkowska K. (2019) Sphingomyelin synthase activity affects TRIF-dependent signaling of Toll-like receptor 4 in cells stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell. Biol. Lipids 1865(2):158549. doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2019.158549.
IF = 4.4

Rozycka A, Charzynska A, Misiewicz Z, Stepniewski T, Sobolewska A, Kossut M, Liguz-Lecznar M. (2019) Glutamate, GABA, and Presynaptic Markers Involved in Neurotransmission Are Differently Affected by Age in Distinct Mouse Brain Regions. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 10(11): 4449-4461. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.9b00220.
IF = 4.3

Bohush A, Bieganowski P, Filipek A. (2019) Hsp90 and Its Co-Chaperones in Neurodegenerative Diseases. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20(20). pii: E4976. doi: 10.3390/ijms20204976. IF = 4.183

Fabczak H, Osinka A. (2019) Role of the Novel Hsp90 Co-Chaperones in Dynein Arms' Preassembly. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20(24). pii: E6174. doi: 10.3390/ijms20246174. IF = 4.183

Malik AR, Willnow TE. (2019) Excitatory Amino Acid Transporters in Physiology and Disorders of the Central Nervous System. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20(22). pii: E5671. doi: 10.3390/ijms20225671.
IF = 4.183