• During the ‘59th International Conference of the Bioscience of Lipids’ (ICBL), held on 4-7 September in Helsinki, Prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń has been elected the Vice-President of ICBL - a prestigious international organization of lipidologists, who work on basic-research in the field of cell metabolism. Each year ICBL offers the lipid community to meet at venues organized by groups representing a center of lipid research. Most conferences are held in Europe, but in its long-standing history ICBL has also visited Argentina, Israel, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

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  • "Summer at the Biologist Laboratory"

    "Summer at the Biologist Laboratory", event for children and youth, organized the Marceli Nencki Foundation for Support the Biological Sciences and the Nencki Institute, which took place on  September 1st this year in the Exhibition Hall of the Neurobiology Center of the Nencki Institute, gained great interest from the participants. Nearly 100 young pre-school and school-aged scholars with a takeover and great commitment, participating in a joint play, explored the secrets of biology. 

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  • Dr Jędrzej Szymański has won an international competition for the position of head of the core facility Laboratory of Imaging Tissue Structure and Function at the Nencki Institute. This laboratory supports research using a range of advanced microscopic techniques, including confocal and two-photon microscopy, time-resolved imaging, super-resolved and correlation microscopy (CLEM).

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  • On the 1st August 2018, prof. Agnieszka Dobrzyń, director of the Nencki Institute, and Joanna Miłachowska, Executive Board Member of Siemens Healthineers, have signed a Master Research Agreement. The alliance concerns the use of a magnetic resonance scanner for research projects being conducted in Laboratory of Brain Imaging, headed by dr hab. Artur Marchewka, prof. IBD. The confidentiality and collaboration rules set within the signed agreement, allow the Nencki Institute to use the technologies of Siemens Healthineers, which are not yet commercially available, for research and implementation projects.

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Nencki Institute selected publications

Maifrede S, Nieborowska-Skorska M, Sullivan K, Dasgupta Y, Podszywalow-Bartnicka P, Le BV, Solecka M, Lian Z, Belyaeva EA, Nersesyan A, Machnicki MM, Toma M, Chatain N, Rydzanicz M, Zhao H, Jelinek J, Piwocka K, Sliwinski T, Stoklosa T, Ploski R, Fischer T, Sykes SM, Koschmieder S8 Bullinger L, Valent P, Wasik M, Huang J, Skorski T. (2018) Tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced defects in DNA repair sensitize FLT3(ITD)-positive leukemia cells to PARP1 inhibitors. Blood doi: 10.1182/blood-2018-02-834895.
IF = 13.164

Urbanska P, Joachimiak E, Bazan R, Fu G, Poprzeczko M, Fabczak H, Nicastro D, Wloga D. (2018) Ciliary proteins Fap43 and Fap44 interact with each other and are essential for proper cilia and flagella beating. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. doi: 10.1007/s00018-018-2819-7.
IF = 6.721


Beroun A, Nalberczak-Skóra M, Harda Z, Piechota M, Ziółkowska M, Cały A, Pagano R, Radwanska K (2018) Generation of silent synapses in dentate gyrus correlates with development of alcohol addiction. Neuropsychopharmacol. doi: 10.1038/s41386-018-0119-4.
IF = 6.544

de Hoz L, Gierej D, Lioudyno V, Jaworski J, Blazejczyk M, Cruces-Solís H, Beroun A, Lebitko T, Nikolaev T, Knapska E, Nelken I, Kaczmarek L. (2018) Blocking c-Fos Expression Reveals the Role of Auditory Cortex Plasticity in Sound Frequency Discrimination Learning. Cereb. Cortex 28(5): 1645-1655.
IF = 6.308

Walentynowicz KA, Ochocka N, Pasierbinska M, Wojnicki K, Stepniak K, Mieczkowski J, Ciechomska IA, Kaminska B. (2018) In Search for Reliable Markers of Glioma-Induced Polarization of Microglia. Front. Immunol. doi: org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.01329.
IF = 5.511

Pijet B, Stefaniuk M, Kostrzewska-Ksiezyk A, Tsilibary PE, Tzinia A, Kaczmarek L. (2018) Elevation of MMP-9 levels promotes epileptogenesis after traumatic brain injury. Mol. Neurobiol. doi: 10.1007/s12035-018-1061-5.
IF = 5.076

Krzywinska E, Zorawski MD, Taracha A, Kotarba G, Kikulska A, Mlacki M, Kwiatkowska K, Wilanowski T. (2018) Threonine 454 phosphorylation in Grainyhead-like 3 is important for its function and regulation by the p38 MAPK pathway. Biochim. Biophys. Acta. 1865(7): 1002-1011.
IF = 4.651

Szelag E. (2018) Effects of Video Game Training on Measures of Selective Attention and Working Memory in Older Adults: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Front. Aging Neurosci. 9: 442. IF = 4.504

Walewska A, Kulawiak B, Szewczyk A, Koprowski P. (2018) Mechanosensitivity of mitochondrial large-conductance calcium-activated potassium channels. Biochim. Biophys. Acta doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.05.006.
IF = 4.280

Bednarczyk P, Kicinska A, Laskowski M, Kulawiak B, Kampa R, Walewska A, Krajewska M, Jarmuszkiewicz W, Szewczyk A. (2018) Evidence for a mitochondrial ATP-regulated potassium channel in human dermal fibroblasts. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1859(5): 309-318. IF = 4.280

Majka P, Chlodzinska N, Turlejski K, Banasik T, Djavadian RL, Węglarz WP, Wójcik DK. (2018) A three-dimensional stereotaxic atlas of the gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) brain. Brain Struct. Funct. 223(4): 1779-1795. IF = 4.231

Siucinska E, Brutkowski W, Bernas T. (2018) CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Expression in the Barrel Field Region Is Associated with Mouse Learning. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 9(6): 1304-1316. 
IF = 4.211

Michalska BM, Kwapiszewska K, Szczepanowska J, Kalwarczyk T, Patalas-Krawczyk P, Szczepański K, Hołyst R, Duszyński J, Szymański J. (2018) Insight into the fission mechanism by quantitative characterization of Drp1 protein distribution in the living cell. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 8122. IF = 4.122

Basu S, Saha PK, Roszkowska M, Magnowska M, Baczynska E, Das N, Plewczynski D, Wlodarczyk J. (2018) Quantitative 3-D morphometric analysis of individual dendritic spines. Sci. Rep. 8(1): 3545. IF = 4.122